Calmenson Sisters in Honor Society, 1923

Photograph of Calmenson Sisters in Honor Society, 1923.  They were asked to leave their boarding house because too many Jewish girls, they were told, lowered the university’s ranking of boarding houses.  This was an early example of antisemitism in student housing.  Just like African American students who were not allowed rooms in dormitories, Jewish students were also “blamed” for their own exclusion. If other students did not want to be near them, then the administration built a policy on keeping white students “comfortable.”

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CreatorGopher YearbookSourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, Gopher Yearbook, vol 36, 1923, p. 482.RightsImage is available courtesy the University of Minnesota Archives. For additional information about the use or re-use of this image please contact the University of Minnesota Archives at www.lib.umn.edu/uarchives.CoverageUniversity of MinnesotaTime Period1920s
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