Duluth Junior College scrapbook
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one 84 page fragile scrapbook with primarily unidentified and undated local news clippings and 6 photos and 1 photocopied photo. The news clippings about Duluth Junior College include classes, social events, clubs, faculty, men’s and women’s sports, etc. The photographs include students in class rooms and the men’s basketball team.
Includes a clipping of an African American women in the 1928 graduating class, page 18; Judge Clarence R. Magney, page 34; and a Civil Aeronautics authority pilot training program for men and women, pages 43, 54, 55.
- Creation: 1938-1941
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
As early as September 1923, Duluthians urged the school board to establish a junior college in Duluth. On February 11, 1927, the Duluth Board of Education heard several petitions requesting the formation of a two-year junior college. Several public junior colleges were already well established in Minnesota. With formal approval from the Finance Committee to the Duluth School Board the program was authorized on May 3, 1927 using space in Denfeld High School.
On June 10, 1927 the Committee on Schools recommended Raymond D. Chadwick, principal of Morgan Park High School, be employed as Dean at $300 per month for as long as necessary to organize the Duluth Junior College, that his salary be increased to $4,000 per year beginning in December of 1927, and that 100 applications for enrollment be necessary in order to open the College in September.
Duluth Junior College opened with 146 students on Sept. 12, 1927 in the Denfeld High School building. The college moved to the Franklin School building at 411 East 7th street on September 6, 1946 with 896 enrolled and a staff of 48. Duluth Junior College closed in March 1950.
The Duluth Junior College football team, Bluejays, was selected to play against California Compton College team the Tartans, in a December 11, 1948, football game at Pasadena's famous Rose Bowl stadium. It was an East against West match-up. Tickets were $3.00. It was the third annual Junior Rose Bowl Game. DJC's enrollment was 111, Compton's 5,000 – half of whom were high school students. Compton won 48-14.
The Duluth Junior College (DJC) was established May 3, 1927 by the Duluth School Board. The new Denfeld school had just opened in 1926. On May 3, 1927, the school board finance committee recommended room for the Junior College at Denfeld. DJC began with 146 students on Sept. 12, 1927 in Denfeld. DJC moved to the Franklin School building at 411 East 7th street on September 6, 1946, with 896 enrolled and a staff of 48. There was discussion and dilemma over the Duluth State Teachers College developing into the Duluth Branch Campus of the University of Minnesota and what that would mean for the DJC. Some saw the DJC as a competitor to the development of what would become UMD. The Duluth Junior College closed in March 1950.
Language of Materials
The collection consists of one 84 page fragile scrapbook with primarily unidentified and undated local news clippings and 6 photos and 1 photocopied photo.
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at email@example.com or 218-726-8526.
This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.
Genre / Form
- Guide to the Duluth Junior College scrapbook
- Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001