Black and white photograph of Rev. Eric Norelius, founder of the school that would become Gustavus Adolphus College.

Rev. Eric Norelius

Rev. Eric Norelius, founder of the school that would become Gustavus Adolphus College.

Black and white photograph of 26 Nobel Laureates take part in the dedication of the Alfred Nobel hall of Science at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 1963.

Nobel Laureates at Alfred Nobel hall dedication

26 Nobel Laureates take part in the dedication of the Alfred Nobel hall of Science at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 1963.

Black and white aerial view of Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 1954. Photograph by Minneapolis Start Journal Tribune.

Aerial view of Gustavus Adolphus College

Aerial view of Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 1954. Photograph by Minneapolis Start Journal Tribune.

Black and white photograph of the Gustavus Adolphus College campus, St. Peter, c. 1945.

Gustavus Adolphus College campus

Gustavus Adolphus College campus, St. Peter, ca. 1945.

Black and white photograph of a new gymnasium at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 1922.

New gymnasium at Gustavus Adolphus College

New gymnasium at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 1922.

Drawing ofGustavus Adolphus College buildings (Old Main and Auditorium), St. Peter, c. 1908.

Gustavus Adolphus College buildings

Gustavus Adolphus College buildings (Old Main and Auditorium), St. Peter, ca. 1908.

 Cartoon showing the tug-of-war between the cities of Minneapolis and St. Peter for the location of the new Gustavus Adolphus College, from Manhem: Gustavus Adolphus Annual, 1904.

Tug-of-war between the cities of Minneapolis and St. Peter

Cartoon showing the tug-of-war between the cities of Minneapolis and St. Peter for the location of the new Gustavus Adolphus College, from Manhem: Gustavus Adolphus Annual, 1904.

Black and white photograph of Old Main, the first building at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 1877.

Old Main

Old Main, the first building at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 1877.

Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter

Gustavus Adolphus College, the dream of Swedish immigrants, began as a humble secondary school in Red Wing with one student in 1862. Relocated to St. Peter in 1876, it has flourished as one of Minnesota's private liberal arts colleges.

Julia. B. Nelson, ca. 1903

Julia B. Nelson

Julia B. Nelson, ca. 1903.

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