Thursday – October 19, 2017




  • Evening_School_Registration_1950

    The college experienced a surge in evening student enrollment among adults and returning WWII veterans.

  • Comptometry_class_1940s

    The first calculator used in business offices was invented in Milwaukee. Here, students learn how to use a comptrometer in an MATC comptrometry class.

  • Dictaphone_students_1950s

    Secretaries and office workers at post-World War II businesses were required to be quick and accurate with their typing skills. These students worked to achieve high standards at Milwaukee Vocational School.

  • Barbering_students_1950s

    Only males enrolled in barbering classes until the 1970s, when the course of study was combined with MATC's cosmetology program. These Milwaukee Vocational students learned the skills to pass their state license exams.

  • Cosmetology_students_1950s

    The young women in this 1940s cosmetology class practiced hair styling and manicures in a salon-like setting.

  • Anatomy_class_1950s

    These nursing students of the 1950s study an assignment in an anatomy and physiology class.

  • WWII_Morse_code_class

    The 1952 Milwaukee Institute of Technology basketball team, with coach Fred Standke (center).

  • War_production_plant_1940s

    A skilled craftsman instructor taught carpentry students the basic use of hand tools at Milwaukee Vocational School in the late 1940s.

  • Orientation_in_Cooley_Auditorium_1940s

    Nursing orientation in Cooley Auditorium, 1940s.

  • T_Building_construction_1953

    Construction of the Technical Building (T Building), 1953.