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Black and white photograph of soldiers and officers of the Language School, Camp Savage, c.1943.

Soldiers and officers of the Language School, Camp Savage

Soldiers and officers of the Language School, Camp Savage, c.1943.

Black and white photograph of translators at the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Fort Snelling, 1945.

Japanese translators at Fort Snelling

Translators at the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Fort Snelling, 1945.

Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS)

In 1942, the Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) was established in Minnesota. The school trained soldiers as Japanese linguists to support the U.S. military in World War II. The MISLS became a point of pride for Japanese Americans who faced discrimination during the war. A unique institution, the school had a strong impact on the outcome of World War II.

Color image of the front façade of the Head House of the Duluth Armory, 2010.

Head House, Duluth Armory

Front façade of the Head House of the Duluth Armory, 2013. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user Chris857.

Black and white photograph of Duluth’s Third Regiment Armory, a predecessor of the larger National Guard armory built in 1915. Photographed by Hugh McKenzie c. 1915.

Third Regiment Armory, Duluth

Duluth’s Third Regiment Armory, a predecessor of the larger National Guard armory built in 1915. Photographed by Hugh McKenzie, c.1915.

Colorized postcard of the Duluth Armory, c.1920.

Duluth Armory

Postcard of the Duluth Armory, c.1920.

Duluth Armory

The Duluth Armory has served as both a military training facility and an entertainment venue since its construction in 1915. Notable for its neoclassical design, the armory was central to the work of the National Guard and Home Guard. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

Black and white photograph of Melvin J. Maas with daughter Patricia and wife Katherine, 1952.

Melvin J. Maas with daughter Patricia and wife Katherine

Melvin J. Maas with daughter Patricia and wife Katherine, 1952.

Black and white photograph of Melvin Maas as a Brigadier General in the Marines, c.1948.

Melvin Maas, Brigadier General

Melvin Maas as a Brigadier General in the Marines, c.1948.

Black and white photograph of Maas in flight suit, c.1929.

Melvin Maas in flight suit

Maas in flight suit, c.1929.

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