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Description

Nadine Semans's Map of the University of Minnesota.

Excellent pictorial map covering the University of Minnesota's original "East Bank" campus.

Published by the Dayton Company to promote Dayton's University Store, a note in the upper left corner reads thusly:

Dayton's University Store / The Shops for College Gals and Men are overflowing with the smartest clothes and accessories in the University World. The Tent and Dungeon cater to Collegiate appetites at very moderate prices.

This is the first of two states. The second state includes the addition of a list of temporary buildings in the lower left corner and corresponding numbers throughout the map:

  1. TSF, "Doepke Hall"
  2. TNL, "The Booklet"
  3. TSV, "Mrs. Murphy"
  4. TNCE, "Log Cabin"
  5. TSCE, "Slipstick Hall"
  6. TSE, "Orphan Annex"
  7. TNHS, "The Pill Box"
  8. TCH, "The Appendix"
  9. TIA, "Makeshift"

The acronyms are the official building names, for instance, TSF stands for "Temporary South of Folwell", followed by the colloquial appellations. The military-style temporary classrooms were constructed to help alleviate the immediate post-World War II expansion in the student population. The first state was published in 1940.

Nadine Evers Semans

Nadine Semans (24 Nov 1901 - 30 Apr 1993) was a Minnesota-based illustrator and mapmaker. Her output consists primarily of pictorial maps of contemporary and retrospective Minnesota subjects. All of her maps are now rare.

Condition Description
Two marginal tears, repaired on verso, just entering printed image.
Nadine Semans Biography

Nadine Semans (24 Nov 1901 - 30 Apr 1993) was a Minnesota-based illustrator and mapmaker. Her output consists primarily of pictorial maps of contemporary and retrospective Minnesota subjects. All of her maps are now rare.