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Smith, Alice Gustava (Sister Maris Stella) (1899–1987)

Alice Gustava Smith, better known by her students and readers as Sister Maris Stella, taught English at the College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine University) in St. Paul for nearly fifty years. During that time she also published books of verse that built her reputation as a skilled and spiritual poet.

Black and white photograph of Dr. George Jacob Gordon, founder of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah and instructor in therapeutics and obstetrics at Hamlin University, c.1935.

Dr. George Jacob Gordon

Dr. George Jacob Gordon, founder of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah and instructor in therapeutics and obstetrics at Hamlin University, c.1935.

Black and white photograph of the interior of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah at 1616 Queen Avenue North in Minneapolis, 1951. Photograph by the Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune.

Minneapolis Talmud Torah interior

Interior of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah at 1616 Queen Avenue North in Minneapolis, 1951. Photograph by the Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune.

Black and white photograph of the St. Paul Talmud Torah Nursery School’s graduating class of 1963.

St. Paul Talmud Torah Nursery School graduation

St. Paul Talmud Torah Nursery School’s graduating class of 1963.

Black and white photograph of young men and women of the 1935 graduating class of the St. Paul Talmud Torah. Max Gordon, the director of the Talmud Torah, is seated at the center of the front row.

1935 graduating class of the St. Paul Talmud Torah

Young men and women of the 1935 graduating class of the S.t Paul Talmud Torah. Max Gordon, the director of the Talmud Torah, is seated at the center of the front row.

Black and white photograph of students at the St. Paul Talmud Torah, 1930.

Students at the St. Paul Talmud Torah

Students at the St. Paul Talmud Torah, 1930.

Black and white photograph of members of a sewing class at St. Paul’s Neighborhood House, c.1920.

Sewing class at West Side Neighborhood House

Members of a sewing class at St. Paul’s Neighborhood House, c.1920.

Black and white photograph of Robbins Gilman, c.1950.

Robbins Gilman

Robbins Gilman, c.1950.

Black and white photograph of a sewing class at Northeast Neighborhood House, 1936.

Sewing class at Northeast Neighborhood House

A sewing class at Northeast Neighborhood House, 1936.

Black and white photograph of Catheryne Gilman, 1945.

Catheryne Gilman

Catheryne Gilman, 1945.

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