Events and motives surrounding the 1910 closure of Saint Vincent’s College are reconstructed. Saint Vincent’s was the educational leader of Los Angeles; Bishop Thomas J. Conaty wanted to make it into a university without considering its financial support. To force the Vincentians to assume this greater responsibility, he invited the Jesuits into the diocese. When the Jesuits’ Santa Clara College burned, relocation to Los Angles was proposed. Declaring there was no room for two Catholic colleges, and for other reasons, the Vincentians planned to cede theirs to the Jesuits. After unexpected developments, the Jesuits were unable to continue Saint Vincent’s as a college, and it closed.
Weber, Francis J.
"What Ever Happened to Saint Vincent's College?,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 6:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol6/iss1/3