Button produced by the Minnesota Smoke-Free Coalition

Button created by the Minnesota Smoke-Free Coalition

"Save Kids, Not Tobacco" button produced by the Minnesota Smoke-Free Coalition, ca. 1995–2009.

State of Minnesota et al. v. Philip Morris et al.

The State of Minnesota and the health insurance federation Blue Cross and Blue Shield brought a lawsuit against tobacco companies in 1994. The suit—State of Minnesota et al. v. Philip Morris et al.—ended the companies’ chain of legal victories and turned the tide in anti-tobacco efforts throughout the nation.

Minnesota Cadet Nurse Corps marching into Northrup Auditorium

Minnesota Cadet Nurse Corps marching into Northrup Auditorium

Seven hundred nurse cadets from Minneapolis and St. Paul enter Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota for their induction ceremony, 1944. From the Katharine Densford Heritage Collection, Weaver-Densford Hall, University of Minnesota. Used with the permission of the University of the Minnesota School of Nursing.

Nursing project at University Hospital

Nursing project at University Hospital

Nurses participating in a nursing project at University Hospital (University of Minnesota), prepare food for patients, ca. 1937.

Nursing project at University Hospital

A nurse participating in a nursing project at University Hospital (University of Minnesota) serves food to a patient, ca. 1937.

University Hospital nursing class

Nursing class at University Hospital

Nursing class at University Hospital (University of Minnesota), ca. 1937.

Nursing project at University Hospital

Nursing project at University Hospital

A participant in a nursing project at University Hospital (University of Minnesota), ca. 1937.

Katharine Densford

Katharine Densford, ca. 1970s. From the Katharine Densford Heritage Collection, Weaver-Densford Hall, University of Minnesota. Used with the permission of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.

Densford, Katharine J. (1890–1978)

Katharine Densford was a pragmatic leader of American nursing as it gained political and academic recognition in the 1940s and 50s. She is remembered as a stateswoman whose leadership of Minnesota’s flagship school of nursing at the University of Minnesota provided the model for nursing education throughout the state and nation.

Nurse's cape

Nurse's cape

A cape worn as part of a nurse's uniform. Used by Virginia Rice in St. Paul during World War I.

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