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150th Anniversary History of the University

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Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1868-2018: A Sesquicentennial History by Dr. William E. Lass

Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1868-2018: A Sesquicentennial History by Dr. William E. Lass

October 7, 2018, marks the anniversary of the founding of the Mankato State Normal School and the start of 150 years of history for Minnesota State University, Mankato.

This highly readable and thoroughly illustrated book is extensively researched. It covers in detail the development of academic programs, the physical campus, university leadership and faculty, as well as student life. Read about the 1922 fire that destroyed the Teachers College building, the development of twin campuses in the 1950s, Vietnam War era campus protests, campus consolidation, the University of 2018 and so much more.

Celebrate the 150th anniversary with Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1868-2018: A Sesquicentennial History.

Price:

$29.99 + tax until September 30, 2018
$39.99 + tax after October 1, 2018

About the Author

Dr. William E. Lass is a professor emeritus of history at Minnesota State University, Mankato. In his long Minnesota State University, Mankato career (1960-2002) he taught courses in Minnesota and US history, worked on many campus committees, served as History Department Chairman, and was the founding director of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center and University Archives.

He has written 10 previous books, 40 journal articles and 237 book chapters, dictionary/encyclopedia entries and book reviews. His books include:

  • Minnesota: A Bicentennial History, Minnesota: A History (2nd Edition)
  • Navigating the Missouri: Steamboating on Nature‚Äôs Highway, 1819-1935
  • Shaping the North Star State: A History of Minnesota's Boundaries
  • A South Dakota Country School Experience.