The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Campus History series is Minot State University by local author Mark Timbrook. Minot State University boasts more than 200 vintage images, providing an illustrated overview of life on the early State Normal School at Minot campus and takes the reader through its first days, its transition to the State Teachers College, the Great War, the Depression, and through World War II.
In 1913, the State Normal School at Minot opened its temporary residence at the newly constructed Minot Armory with 11 faculty and 55 students. Site selection, reductions in funding, construction problems, litigation and a tornado had delayed the opening of campus facilities. In 1914, the partially completed campus opened for classes. Hard economic times in the predominantly rural state delayed further construction until 1924, when the normal school received collegiate status and was renamed the State Teacher’s College at Minot.
Minot State University is located in the beautiful Mouse River valley on the drift prairie of North Dakota and has been inextricably linked to the landscape, community, and state of which it is a part. Minot State University commemorates its origin and dynamic evolution through World War II and serves as a centennial tribute to the faculty, staff, administration and students that created this premier institution on the northern Great Plains.
Highlights of Minot State University:
• Included are never before published photographs depicting behind the scene operations of the early campus through the events of World War II.
• The book illustrates life on the early normal school campus with examples of classroom activities, theater, annual celebrations, sports, clubs and dormitory life.
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