Aerial view of Mankato State College, Valley Campus

Aerial view of Mankato State College, Valley Campus

Aerial view of Mankato State College, Valley Campus, 1960.

Old Main in winter, Mankato State Teachers College

Old Main in winter, Mankato State Teachers College

Old Main in winter, Mankato State Teachers College, 1929.

Students in library, Mankato Normal School

Students in library, Mankato Normal School

Three female students studying in the library, Mankato Normal School, c.1900.

Old Main, Mankato Normal School

Old Main, Mankato Normal School

Old Main and students from Mankato Normal School, 1874.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato was founded as Minnesota's second normal school in 1868. It went through phases as a normal school, teachers college, college, and university. By 2011 it was one of Minnesota's largest and most comprehensive universities.

Pillsbury Hall; Jones Hall to the right

Pillsbury Hall; Jones Hall to the right

Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota campus, c.1900. Jones Hall is under construction to the right.

Pillsbury Hall

Pillsbury Hall

Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota campus, c.1900. Photographer: Sweet.

Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota

Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota

Close-up of entrance to Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota campus, 1893. Photographer: Ralph D. Cleveland.

Pillsbury Hall

Pillsbury Hall

Pillsbury Hall, back of building, 1890–1899. Photographer: Frank T. Wilson.

Pillsbury Hall

Pillsbury Hall

Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota campus, c.1900. Photographer: James Methven.

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