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Date of Work

Circa 1889

Identification #

UAP 22870

Additional Information

Dr. Cora Smith-Eaton "dressed as she appeared at a concert program when she gave 'readings'". Cora Smith (1867-1939) graduated with UND's first class in 1889, with a BS degree. She was also a UND instructor in arithmetic, geography, spelling, and handwriting (1884-1889). She graduated from Boston University in 1892 with a degree in medicine. She was the first woman to take and pass the North Dakota medical board examination. She practiced in Grand Forks from 1892 to 1896 while also teaching calisthenics (1892-1895). She also lobbied for women's suffrage. On May 30, 1964, Cora Smith Hall, a women's dormitory on the UND campus, was dedicated in her name.

Photo contributor: Blackburn, Wm. M. (William Maxwell), 1828-1898


Cora Smith- Eaton; Fashion - clothing; Clothing and dress; Universities and colleges - Faculty; Women college students; Arithmetic - Study and teaching; Geography - Study and teaching; English language - Orthography and spelling - Study and teaching; Penmanship - Study and teaching

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Smith-Eaton, Cora, 1867-1939