St. Paul Campus: University Farm Years 1885-1935
Please take a moment to visit the exciting historical exhibit in the Magrath entry display cases: St. Paul Campus: University Farm Years 1885-1935. This exhibit was inspired by Lisa Berg's beautiful collection of early 20th century St. Paul campus postcards, most of which are now on display. Three posters illustrating the early history of this "farm campus", beginning as a school for "ambitious farm boys" and continuing on to the founding of the Home Economics school in 1914 (things were a tad gender-distinct then) and on to the introduction of early University of Minnesota cheeses and rust-resistant wheat are on display.
There are also some fascinating historical monographs, newsletters, and yearbooks on display; plus a timeline, a trivia quiz and an old-school interactive campus map that brings the postcards to life.