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L to R...Romy, Bro. Conan C.S.C. and Dorothy being
photographed by LIFE photographer Bernie Hufman c. 1963




Shopping in the back ground is Romy and Dorothy Hammes being helped by
Bro. Conan C.S.C. Photographer Bernie Hoffman, LIFE Magazine.


Romy at the bottom right shopping

The best university bookstore anywhere as acclaimed by observers upon a visit. The present Hammes Bookstore, dedicated in 1999, is the evolution which began in Baden Hall and later became the Hammes Bookstore in a new building dedicated in 1955. President Rev. John J. Cavanaugh had the vision to forge ahead with new programs and physical structures to continue to attract quality students and faculty. New programs and new structures caused a negative effect on funds needed to operate the university and service the students and faculty because student's room, board and tuition did not cover those kind of costs. Romy and Dorothy Hammes did not want to be a part of programs or structures that produced a loss, so Romy, knew a bookstore with related fan items could produce a profit to help underwrite the losses of programs and added structures that were needed.

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh C.S.C. was the person that nurtured Romy and Dorothy to establish the Hammes Bookstore as a reality in 1955.

Rev. Edward A. Malloy C.S.C. knew a good thing. With the assistance of Frank Eck and university funds generated from the operation between 1955 and 1999, a new building enabled the continuance the Romy and Dorothy Hammes legacy. In appreciation for honoring that legacy Dorene and Jerry Hammes established several endowments during the Generation Campaign which now includes 3 Notre Dame Hammes generations.

The bookstore is one of hundreds granted requests from Dorothy and Romy around the world on 5 continents, in 31 countries and numerous states.

Supporting documents can be seen on www.jerryhammes.com in the "archives" section.

Hammes Bookstores * Follett Higher Education System
Marmion Military Academy, Aurora, Illinois
Gorman High School, Las Vegas, Nevada
* Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, Indiana
* Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois
* University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana











The "best university bookstore anywhere" as acclaimed by observers upon a visit. The present Hammes Bookstore, rededicated in 1999, is the evolution which began in Baden Hall and later became the Hammes Bookstore in a new building dedicated in 1955.
President Rev. John J. Cavanaugh CSC had the vision to forge ahead with new programs and physical structures to continue to attract quality students and faculty. New programs and new structures caused a negative effect on funds needed to operate the university and service the students and faculty because student's room, board and tuition did not cover those kind of costs. Romy and Dorothy Hammes did not want to be a part of programs or structures that produced a loss, so Romy knew a bookstore with related fan items could produce a profit to help underwrite the losses of programs and added structures that were needed.


Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh CSC was the person that nurtured Romy and Dorothy to establish the Hammes Bookstore as a reality in 1955.

Rev. Edward A. Malloy CSC did a good thing. With the assistance of Frank Eck and university funds generated from the operation between 1955 and 1999, a new building enabled the continuance the Romy and Dorothy Hammes legacy. In appreciation for honoring that legacy, Dorene and Jerry Hammes established several endowments during the Generation Campaign to acknowledge 3 generations of Notre Dame Hammes'.

The bookstore is one of hundreds of requests granted from Dorothy and Romy around the world on 5 continents, in 31 countries and numerous states.

Hammes Bookstores * Follett Higher Education System
Marmion Military Academy, Aurora, Illinois
Gorman High School, Las Vegas, Nevada
* Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, Indiana
* Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois
* University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Supporting documents can be seen on www.jerryhammes.com in the "archives" section.






























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