Montage of Nurses Hall

This 1936 Gopher yearbook page on the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota reveals some of the reasons that the administration would not allow integration of the newly built Nurses’ house. Half of the montage is focuses on nurses as feminine rather than as professionals. They were expected to learn to pour tea and to socialize by a fireplace and on a terrace. These expectations were clearly not thought of as the norm for African American women.

CreatorGopher YearbookSourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, Gopher Yearbook, vol 49, 1936, p. 103.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 of MinnesotaTime Period1930s