“Close the Schools:” Public Reaction to Closures During the 1918 Flu Pandemic

2021-04-15T16:12:52+00:00

Minneapolis Morning Tribune, October 22, 1918 The influenza pandemic of 1918 created tense disagreements in Minneapolis and perhaps no man found himself caught in the middle more so than Dr. Harry Guilford. Serving as the city’s health commissioner, Dr. Guilford led Minneapolis’s response to the [...]

“Close the Schools:” Public Reaction to Closures During the 1918 Flu Pandemic2021-04-15T16:12:52+00:00

From the Magazine: Japanese Language School

2021-04-09T21:13:21+00:00

Japanese Language School at Camp Savage and Fort Snelling shortened World War II and brought people together by Charlie Maguire During World War II, some 5,000 to 6,000 Japanese American soldiers, members of the US Army's Military Intelligence Service, were given [...]

From the Magazine: Japanese Language School2021-04-09T21:13:21+00:00

Spiff the Biff

2021-04-15T16:13:28+00:00

Imagine the spiders that would’ve been in here!  This is the men’s restroom from Lake Harriet Park in 1998 before restoration started.  The Lake Harriet Restroom Restoration Committee (LHRRC) or Spiff the Biff took on the task of restoring both the men’s [...]

Spiff the Biff2021-04-15T16:13:28+00:00

From the Magazine: Edifices for Educators

2021-04-02T13:21:00+00:00

Edifices for Educators: Buildings Named for University Women By Claire Strom This article was originally published in Hennepin History Spring 1991, Vol. 50, No 2 Organizations have always found ways to honor the achievements of their members. The Catholic Church [...]

From the Magazine: Edifices for Educators2021-04-02T13:21:00+00:00

Women’s Civil Defense Council

2021-04-15T16:15:23+00:00

Fire safety pamphlet from the Women's Civil Defense Council collection. This flyer makes me think of those safety films we had to watch in grade school.  I remember a long walk through the bowels of the school to sit crisscross [...]

Women’s Civil Defense Council2021-04-15T16:15:23+00:00

From the Magazine: Marketing the Modern Woman

2021-03-26T14:28:14+00:00

by Susan Marks-Kerst This article was originally published in Hennepin History, Spring 1999, Vol. 58, No. 2 General Mills touted Betty Crocker’s homemaking expertise in this Gold Medal Flour booklet in 1925. Photo credit: General Mills, courtesy of Jeremy Gale [...]

From the Magazine: Marketing the Modern Woman2021-03-26T14:28:14+00:00

From the Magazine: Sarah Harrison Knight

2021-03-12T14:32:05+00:00

Sarah Harrison Knight: Broader and Grander Work by Mary Hawker Bakeman This article was originally published in Hennepin History, Fall 1993, Vol. 52, No. 4 Sarah Harrison Knight Courtesy of Methodist Hospital A century ago, the Methodists of [...]

From the Magazine: Sarah Harrison Knight2021-03-12T14:32:05+00:00

A Local Hero: Susan T. Naysmith

2021-03-05T17:05:59+00:00

Susan Treice Naysmith donated this wool coat to Hennepin History Museum in 1964. Naysmith wore it during her time as a military nurse in World War I and it serves as an artifact of a short period of her rather full life. Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1876, Naysmith was both married and widowed at age 23. She never remarried and the next documented information [...]

A Local Hero: Susan T. Naysmith2021-03-05T17:05:59+00:00

From the Magazine: Lena Olive Smith

2021-02-26T14:16:11+00:00

Lena Olive Smith: Civil Rights in the 1930s by Jackie Sluss This article was originally published in Hennepin History Magazine, Winter 1995, Vol. 54, No. 1   Lena Olive Smith and client at Olive Hair Store, Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. Courtesy Minnesota [...]

From the Magazine: Lena Olive Smith2021-02-26T14:16:11+00:00

From the Magazine: Brought to Light

2021-02-19T14:45:59+00:00

Brought to Light: The University of Minnesota’s heritage of slavery by Christopher P. Lehman This article was originally published in Hennepin History Magazine, Spring-Summer 2016, Vol. 75, No. 2. The grand, stately William Aiken House of Charleston, South Carolina, is [...]

From the Magazine: Brought to Light2021-02-19T14:45:59+00:00
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