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1940 to 1949

  • 1941 The Doyle Guidance Center, part of the Psychology department, is established by Charles I. Doyle, S.J., to teach residents and social workers how to work with mentally, physically, and emotionally disabled children and their parents. The Institute of Social and Industrial Relations, one of the nation's largest institutions in the field of labor-management relations, is established. Later renamed the Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, it is the first program in the Midwest to combine intensive theoretical courses and practical training on labor-management issues.

  • 1946 Frank Lewis gives Lewis Towers to Loyola. Lewis Towers becomes the nucleus of the Downtown campus. The Commerce Day School, discontinued in 1943 during World War II, is re-established at Lewis Towers.

  • 1947 A division of the College of Arts and Sciences is established at Lewis Towers. The four-year Nursing program is inaugurated. The Office of University Examiner of Credentials is formed.

  • 1948 Loyola unit of ROTC is established.