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Group photograph of women Duluth Normal School students, around 1920.

The Minnesota Legislature authorized a normal school for Duluth in 1895 to train elementary school teachers. The first building was destroyed by fire in 1901 before the school could open. The Duluth Normal School opened in a reconstructed building in 1902. The name was changed in 1921 to Duluth State Teachers College, in 1947 to University of Minnesota, Duluth Branch, and in 1959 to University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Building History Gallery
Historic Photos
The Statesman - campus newspaper (back issues)
The Bark - campus newspaper (current content)
The Chronicle - UMD campus yearbooks
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UMD Archives collects official publications, photographs, memorabilia and non-current office records of the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
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