Origins of the University of Minnesota Extension Service

The Agricultural Extension Service of the United States (AES) began as an educational component of land-grant universities. In Minnesota as in other states, the federally funded and organized services of AES provide practical agricultural training to people outside of a university setting.

Black and white photograph of a worker at the Northern Pacific Railway Company Como Shops, St. Paul, 1970. Photograph by Joe E. B. Elliott.

Worker at Como Shops

Northern Pacific Railway Company Como Shops, St. Paul, 1970. Photograph by Joe E. B. Elliott.

Black and white photograph of employees at the Northern Pacific Como Shops, St. Paul, 1913. Photograph by Axel E. Carlson.

Employees at Northern Pacific Como Shops

Employees at Northern Pacific Como Shops, St. Paul, 1913. Photograph by Axel E. Carlson.

Black and white photograph of women handling lath machines in Northern Pacific Railway's Como Shops, ca. 1920.

Employees at work in Como Shops

Women handling lath machines in Northern Pacific Railway's Como Shops, ca. 1920.

Black and white photograph of Coach Department employees, Como Shops, Northern Pacific Railway, St. Paul, 1930. Photograph by R. E. Easthagen.

Coach Department employees

Coach Department employees, Como Shops, Northern Pacific Railway, St. Paul, 1930. Photograph by R. E. Easthagen.

Black and white photograph of Albert Goldman, one of the defendants in the Smith Act Trial and the leader of the group’s legal defense, ca. 1942.

Albert Goldman

Albert Goldman, one of the defendants in the Smith Act Trial and the leader of the group’s legal defense, ca. 1942.

Black and white photograph of Socialist Workers Party members, ca. 1941. Left to right: James Cannon, Felix Marrow, and Albert Goldman.

Socialist Workers Party Members

Socialist Workers Party members, ca. 1941. Left to right: James Cannon, Felix Marrow, and Albert Goldman.

Black and white photograph of Grant Dunne, Minneapolis labor leader, ca. 1930s.

Grant Dunne

Grant Dunne, Minneapolis labor leader, ca. 1930s.

Black and white photograph of a Socialist Workers Party meeting, ca. 1940. Vincent R. Dunne and Grace Carlson in center.

Socialist Workers Party Meeting

A Socialist Workers Party meeting, ca. 1940. Vincent R. Dunne and Grace Carlson in center.

Black and white photograph of Jake Cooper, Oscar Coover, Harry DeBoer, and Max Geldman at the Minneapolis Headquarters during the time of their trial, 1941.

Socialist Workers Party members during the Smith Trial

Jake Cooper, Oscar Coover, Harry DeBoer, and Max Geldman at the Minneapolis Headquarters during the time of their trial, 1941.

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