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Northwest School of Agriculture Yearbooks.

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: NWSA-001

Content Description

Yearbooks for the Northwest School of Agriculture, 1911-1968. Box 1: 1911-1914, Box 2: 1915-1924, Box 3: 1925-1933, Box 4: 1934-1954, Box 5: 1955-1968.


  • 1911 - 1968

Conditions Governing Access

All materials are available for research use. All yearbooks have been digitized and are available for online viewing.

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. Reseachers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.


In 1905 the Minnesota legislature appropriated $15,000 to establish the Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA), a regional high residential high school with a focus on agriculture. The NWSA opened its doors to students in the fall of 1906. The school provided training in “the technical and practical business of agriculture and in the art of homemaking.” The term of schooling begins in October and ends in March to accommodate farm students. Eight students comprise the first graduating class in 1909. There were 5,433 graduates over the 63-year period (1905-1968) the NWSA operated as the agricultural high school before it became the University of Minnesota Technical College.


10.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes (1.25 linear feet each) and 3 boxes (1 linear foot each). Box 1: 1911-1914, Box 2: 1915-1924, Box 3: 1925-1933, Box 4: 1934-1954, Box 5: 1955-1968.)

Language of Materials



Northwest School of Agriculture Yearbooks for the years 1911-1968.

Condition Description

Some yearbooks are in fragile condition and should be handled carefully.

Northwest School of Agriculture, Crookston, MN Yearbooks, 1911-1968.
Betsy Ferwerda
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Crookston Archive Collecting Area