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Date of Work

Circa 1900


Johanna Kildahl stand in the biology lab in Main next to a human skeleton. An animal skeleton to her right sits on a table. On her left is an open shelf cabinet covered with curtains, as glass jars sit on top. Kildahl is wearing a long dress and lab apron. Johanna Kildahl (1868-1967) received her Bachelors from the University of North Dakota in 1898 and her Masters in 1900. She was hired as an instructor of Biology (1900-1905) and Assistant Curator of the Museum (1900-1905). In 1909 she received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Chicago, becoming the first woman graduate of the University of North Dakota to receive a doctorate.


Universities & colleges -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks

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North Dakota--Grand Forks

Organizations Depicted

Main (Grand Forks, N.D. : Building); University of North Dakota


Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota


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