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Horning, Sibyl, 1884-1977



  • Existence: 1884 - 1977


Northwestern alumna (Liberal Arts 1907) Sibyl Eunice Horning was born June 21, 1884, in Friendship, NY. Her father, Frank Horning, was a Baptist minister. Sibyl Horning briefly attended Englewood High School (Chicago), and finished her high school education at Evanston High School. After one year at the University of Chicago, Horning entered Northwestern’s College of Liberal Arts in 1905, graduating in 1907. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. After graduation, Horning worked with the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union; in 1912, she married fellow student Carl Samuel Long (also Liberal Arts 1907; member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity). They eventually moved to Newman, IL, Long’s hometown, where he farmed, then taught Latin and English in the local high school for 40 years. The Longs had five children. Carl Long died on January 1, 1972; Sibyl Horning Long died on May 28, 1977.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Sibyl Horning (1884-1977) Photograph Collection

Identifier: 75/31/32

Thirty-five black-and-white photographs (mostly studio portraits) depict friends and fellow-students of Northwestern alumna Sibyl Horning Long (Liberal Arts 1907). This small collection enhances the Archives’ holdings of photo albums, scrapbooks, and other documents of student life.

Dates: 1902-1907