Black and white photograph of Agnes Keenan, c.1945. From the Agnes Keenan Collection. St. Catherine University Archives, St. Paul.

Professor Agnes Keenan

Agnes Keenan, c.1945. From the Agnes Keenan Collection. St. Catherine University Archives, St. Paul.

Black and white photograph of Agnes Keenan in her office, c.1950. From the Agnes Keenan Collection. St. Catherine University Archives, St. Paul.

Agnes Keenan in her office

Agnes Keenan in her office, c.1950. From the Agnes Keenan Collection. St. Catherine University Archives, St. Paul.

Black and white photograph of Sister Mary William Brady, Agnes Keenan, and Sister Maris Stella Smith (later Sister Alice Smith), 1961.

Sister Mary William Brady, Agnes Keenan, and Sister Maris Stella

From left to right: Sister Mary William Brady, Agnes Keenan, and Sister Maris Stella Smith (later Sister Alice Smith), 1961. From the Agnes Keenan Collection. St. Catherine University Archives, St. Paul.

Black and white photograph of Agnes Keenan, c.1975. From the Agnes Keenan Collection. St. Catherine University Archives, St. Paul.

Agnes Keenan

Agnes Keenan, c.1975. From the Agnes Keenan Collection. St. Catherine University Archives, St. Paul.

Keenan, Agnes (1910–1979)

Agnes Keenan’s name is among the most prominent in the history of St. Catherine’s College—the school that became St. Catherine University. Although she was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in 1910, Keenan spent most of her life in St. Paul working as a teacher and community leader.

Black and white photograph of Arthur and Fanny Brin, undated. From the Arthur Brin and family papers (1891–1988) in the Manuscript Collection of the Minnesota Historical Society.

Arthur and Fanny Brin

Arthur and Fanny Brin, undated. From the Arthur Brin and family papers (1891–1988) in the Manuscript Collection of the Minnesota Historical Society.

Color image of a Qeej (Hmong wind instrument) made by Shong Ger Thao of St. Paul in 1999.

Qeej (Hmong wind instrument)

Qeej (Hmong wind instrument) made by Shong Ger Thao of St. Paul, 1999.

Color image of a Man’s Hmong New Year outfit worn by Doua Cheng, c.1999.

Man’s Hmong New Year outfit

Man’s Hmong New Year outfit worn by Doua Cheng, c.1999.

Color image of a Hmong tb lub pov courtship ball used during a Hmong New Year celebration. Made by Mai Yia Thao of St. Paul on December 16, 1994.

Hmong tb lub pov courtship ball

Hmong tb lub pov courtship ball used during a Hmong New Year celebration. Made by Mai Yia Thao of St. Paul on December 16, 1994.

Color image of a Hmong paj ndaub, or story cloth, illustrating Hmong New Year activities. Made in Ban Vinai, Thailand, c.1989.

Hmong New Year story cloth (paj ndaub) c.1989

Hmong paj ndaub, or story cloth, illustrating Hmong New Year activities. Made in Ban Vinai, Thailand, c.1989.

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