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Sanford Hall, University of Minnesota.

Sanford Hall, University of Minnesota.

Sanford Hall, built in 1910 and named for Maria Sanford, was the first women's dormitory at the University of Minnesota, c.1915.

Statue of Maria Sanford by Evelyn Raymond, to be placed in the U.S. Captiol, Washington D.C.

Statue of Maria Sanford by Evelyn Raymond, to be placed in the U.S. Captiol, Washington D.C.

Statue of Maria Sanford by sculptor Evelyn Raymond, placed in the U. S. Capitol, 1958.

Portrait of Maria Louise Sanford from a program from a convocation in honor of her eightieth birthday

Portrait of Maria Louise Sanford from a program from a convocation in honor of her eightieth birthday

Portrait of Maria Louise Sanford from a program from the convocation honoring her eightieth birthday, 1916.

Maria Louise Sanford

Maria Louise Sanford

Maria Louise Sanford, c. 1880.

Professor Maria Louise Sanford, 1918.

Maria Louise Sanford

Professor Maria Louise Sanford in Minneapolis, 1918.

Sanford, Maria (1836–1920)

One of the first female professors in the United States, Maria Sanford was an English professor at the University of Minnesota for nearly thirty years. Her exceptional teaching, notable public lectures, and active community leadership led many to call her "the best loved woman in Minnesota."

The children of Franklin School being escorted across the street by school police, St. Paul.

The children of Franklin School being escorted across the street by school police, St. Paul.

Children being led across the street in a snowstorm, c.1937.

Three members of the St. Paul School Police force.

Three members of the St. Paul School Police force.

Three members of the school police; note their signs, badges, and Sam Browne belts, c.1933.

School Police Parade, St. Paul.

School Police Parade, St. Paul.

St. Paul school police parade, c.1931.

Making new signals for St. Paul school police, Boys Vocational School, St. Paul.

Making new signals for St. Paul school police, Boys Vocational School, St. Paul.

Workers making signs for the school police, c.1930.

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