Entries tagged with ‘1941’

Factoid Friday

Percy Grainger, a renowned pianist and composer visited campus for a few days in 1940 to teach, perform, and lecture with the Gustavus Band. He enjoyed himself so much he joined the ensemble for their 1941 tour of Minnesota. For two weeks in March they traveled from Willmar to Duluth playing to enthusiastic audiences all […]

Factoid Friday

On November 11, 1938, the Gustavus community suffered a great tragedy. The bus carrying members of the football team back from St. Norbert’s was in an accident that killed athletic director George Myrum and two students, Donald Anderson ’40 and Carl Olson ’41. Four months later the new Myrum Memorial Field house was completed and […]

Blast from the Past!

This week’s Blast from the Past is in honor of the Nobel Conference ┬« . The sciences have always been an integral part of the Gustavus curriculum, from the very beginning. This photograph was taken in the early 1940s, showing four women in a chemistry┬á class.