Cooper Studio


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Date of Work


Identification #

UAP 10815

Additional Information

The 1936-1937 male residents of the Camp Depression pose for a group photo. By 1933, The Great Depression had made it nearly impossible for many students to afford room and board. In response, the University obtained ten caboose cars from the Great Northern Railroad, erecting them into a quadrangle of connected housing east of the powerhouse. Camp Depression housed about forty men who worked at various campus jobs to cover expenses from 1933-1941. The cares were equipped with running water, heat and electricity. The onset of World War II decreased the student housing demand and the Camp was removed soon after.


Camp Depression Residents; Male Students; Suits (Clothing); Male college students; Neckties; Depressions - United States; Cabooses (Railroads); Hairstyles; Men

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota; Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)