Pioneer Hall Publicity Material

This brochure advertised Pioneer Hall, which was to open in 1931 as the first dormitory for male students. It lays out a vision for dormitory life and the virtues it would build for male college students.

Housing segregation was formalized when John Pinkett, Jr., an African American student from Washington D.C, was refused the room in newly-built Pioneer Hall that his parents paid for the first day of his freshman year. Lotus Coffman’s vision for a liberal education explicitly rejected integration.

CreatorUniversity of MinnesotaSourceOAP, Box 12 Folder Dormitory November 1933-Feb 1946, 1931RightsImage 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 Period1930s