Black and white photograph of volunteers Gerald Wilsnack, Marshall Sutton, and Jasper Garner relax in the sun between their daily routine, c.1944.

Volunteers Gerald Wilsnack, Marshall Sutton, and Jasper Garner

Volunteers Gerald Wilsnack, Marshall Sutton, and Jasper Garner relax in the sun during their daily routine as participants in the Ansel Keys starvation experiment, c.1944. The image is from the Minneapolis Newspaper Collection, Hennepin County Library Special Collections.

Black and white photograph of volunteer Jim Plaugher of Fresno, California, at an x-ray checkup, c.1944.

Volunteer Jim Plaugher of Fresno, California, at an x-ray checkup

Volunteer Jim Plaugher of Fresno, California, at an x-ray checkup, c.1944. Image is from the Minneapolis Newspaper Collection, Hennepin County Library Special Collections.

Black and white photograph of volunteer Harold Blickenstaff, c.1944.

Volunteer Harold Blickenstaff

Volunteer Harold Blickenstaff, c.1944. Image is from the Minneapolis Newspaper Collection, Hennepin County Library Special Collections.

Black and white photograph of Dr. Ancel Keys, 1946.

Ancel Keys

Dr. Ancel Keys, 1946.

Starvation Experiment of Dr. Ancel Keys, 1944–1945

From November 1944 to late October 1945, Dr. Ancel Keys paid close attention to hunger. He supervised thirty-six young male volunteers in a "starvation experiment," funded by the U.S. Army. This landmark effort at the University of Minnesota led to broad new understandings of nutrition and health.

Snowstorm, Mankato

Post-blizzard Mankato, c.1880.

photograph of Dawson school with children playing in the snow.

Dawson School, Dawson

Dawson School in Lac Qui Parle County, on the western border of Minnesota, c.1890.

Children's Blizzard, 1888

The winter of 1887-1888 was ferocious and unrelenting. But nothing prepared southwestern Minnesota for the January storm that came to be known as the Children's Blizzard.

Sean Kershaw

Sean Kershaw

Sean Kershaw is the current Citizens League executive director and has held the office since 2003

Ted Kolderie

Ted Kolderie

Ted Kolderie, Citizens League executive director from 1967 to 1980

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