Gale Family Library

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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651-259-3300

Library Hours

Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Holiday Hours

Admission

Free
 
PARKING
$6 per day
 

Using the Library

Collections OnlineTimepieces

 
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Research Collections

Researching Minnesota Women

March is Women's History Month!

You can use the collections of the Gale Family Library to learn about plenty of important Minnesota women. Use the links below to learn more and be sure to also check out our All-Women Bands in MN page to learn about some of our state's talented female musicians!

University of Minnesota's women's suffrage club.

 

Wanda Gag.

Research Guides:

These guides list available primary and secondary sources to help you get started with your research, as well as information on finding related newspaper articles, images, and artifacts.  In addition to this list, we also have Research Guides about other people, places, and events in Minnesota history, and How-To Guides to help you with different types of research.  Check out the full list!
Maude Kegg.
 

Other Interesting MN Women:

Search for information about other people using the online catalog and online finding aids, or find photographs and artifacts using Collections Online.  Looking for suggestions of interesting Minnesota women to research?  Here's a list of just a few of the many, many ladies who have made their marks in the North Star State.
 
Writing and Art 
Roberta Davis: Jazz Singer
Maude Kegg (Naawakamigookwe): Ojibwe Artist and Writer
Meridel LeSueur: Author, Poet, and Activist
Maude Hart Lovelace: Author and Creator of Betsy-Tacy
Joan Mondale: Artist, Art Advocate, and Second Lady of the U.S.
 
Journalism

Roberta Davis.

Jane Grey Swisshelm: Newpaper Publisher and Editor
Eva McDonald Valesh: Jounalist and Labor Rights Activist
Julia Amanda Sargent Wood: Author and Newspaper Editor
 
Education
Ada Comstock: Women's Education Advocate and University President
Sister Mary Giovanni: Educator and Youth Advocate     
 
Politicians, Activists, and Community Leaders:
Eugenie Anderson: Politician and Ambassador to Denmark and Bulgaria
Joan Anderson Growe: Legislator and MN Secretary of State
Nellie Stone Johnson: Civil Rights Activist and Union Organizer
Lena Smith: Attorney and Civil Rights Advocate
Sarah Tarleton Colvin: Suffragist
Kathleen (Katie) McWatt: Civil Rights Leader and Poliltician 
Julia Bullard Nelson: Temperance and Women's Rights Activist
Clara Hampson Ueland: Suffragist and Community Activist
Alice Ames Winter: Organizer of Women's Clubs and Peace Advocate

Eva Valesh.

 
Science, Health, and Medicine
Dr. Martha Rogers Ripley: Women's Health Advocate and Suffragist
Eloise Butler: Botanist, Gardener, and Teacher
 
Other Fascinating MN Women:
Ann Bancroft: Polar Explorer
Jeannette Piccard: Hot Air Balloon Pioneer and Episcopal Priest
Emily G. Grey: Territorial Pioneer and African American civic leader