How Women Have Shaped the State

Women in Minnesota: Weaving the Web of Society in the North Star State

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.

MN90: Sister Suffragette

In this segment of MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds, Allison Herrera describes the career of suffragist Clara Ueland.

MN90: Sister Suffragette

In this segment of MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds, Britt Aamodt describes the career of suffragist Sarah Burger Stearns.

MN 90: Ranee Ramaswamy's dance company

Britt Aamodt shares the history of Ragamala Dance Company.

MN90: Eliza Winston's Case for Freedom

Britt Aamodt tells the story of Eliza Winston and her suit for freedom in Minnesota.

MN90: Toni Stone: A League of Her Own

Britt Aamodt tells the story of Toni Stone, the first woman to play professional baseball (on a men's team).

Wanda Gág

Wanda Gág

Wanda Gág. Photograph by Robert Janssen, 1941.

Wanda Gág

Wanda Gág and others

Wanda Gág, another woman, and a dog, ca. 1930.

Wanda Gág and other art students

Wanda Gág and other art students

Wanda Gág (farthest at right, sitting) and other students at the St. Paul Institute of Art, ca. 1913–1914.

Lenette and Lauraine Lee

Lenette and Lauraine Lee

The sisters Lenette and Lauraine Lee, 1970. Published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 26, 1970, alongside the article “Brothers Become Sisters: Transsexual Operations End ‘Years of Torment.’”

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