How Women Have Shaped the State

Weaving the Web of Minnesota Society

Expert Essay: Rhoda R. Gilman, a founding member of Women Historians of the Midwest and a former candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, considers the influence of women in Minnesota: the Willmar 8, the Schubert Club, the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association, and much more.

Black and white photograph of Mary L. Griggs, daughter of Theodore and Mary Griggs, 1931. Photographed by Kenneth M. Wright Studios

Mary L. Griggs

Mary L. Griggs, daughter of Theodore and Mary Griggs, 1931. Photographed by Kenneth M. Wright Studios

Black and white photograph of Mary Livingston Griggs, c.1936. Photographed by Charles H. Wiebmer.

Mary Livingston Griggs

Mary Livingston Griggs, c.1936. Photographed by Charles H. Wiebmer.

Black and white photograph of Mrs. James C. Burbank, c.1872. Photographed by Whitney's Gallery.

Mrs. James C. Burbank

Mrs. James C. Burbank, c.1872. Photographed by Whitney's Gallery.

Wanda Gág

Wanda Gág

Wanda Gág c. 1918.

Black and white photograph of Clement Haupers and Elsa Jemne at Big Sand Lake, c.1929.

Clement Haupers and Elsa Jemne

Clement Haupers and Elsa Jemne at Big Sand Lake, c.1929.

Black and white photograph of Elsa Laubach Jemne viewing Clement Haupers’ oil painting "Early Moon" in St. Paul, 1938.

Elsa Laubach Jemne viewing Clement Haupers’ oil painting "Early Moon"

Elsa Laubach Jemne viewing Clement Haupers’ oil painting Early Moon in St. Paul, 1938.

Black and white photograph of a mural in Minneapolis Armory by Elsa Jemne (seated before mural), c.1940.

Mural in Minneapolis Armory by Elsa Jemne (seated before mural)

Mural in Minneapolis Armory by Elsa Jemne (seated before mural), c.1940.

Black and white photograph of Elsa Jemne painting portrait of a Blackfoot woman, c.1915

Elsa Jemne painting portrait of a Blackfoot woman

Elsa Jemne painting portrait of a Blackfoot woman, c.1915.

Black and white photograph of Elsa L. Jemne working at an easel, 1922.

Elsa L. Jemne working at an easel

Elsa L. Jemne working at an easel, 1922.

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