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The Elmer L. Andersen Library gallery is free and open for public viewing 8-4:30 Monday-Friday.

Memories of Memorial Stadium

Running July 20 - September 26, 2009

This exhibit contains artifacts and facsimiles from the collections of the University Archives. The exhibit shows a small sampling of hundreds of photographs, films, and documents available through an interactive website illustrating the history of Memorial Stadium. You may view that website through this link. Just as the interactive website illustrates, this exhibit is divided into four themes: The Pageantry, The Gridiron, The Life Inside, and The Brickhouse.


Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium 1924 - 1992

Memorial Staduim


Stadium Blueprints Memorial Stadium Section Plan (undated)
Details Details of processional entrance, doors, and guard rail
February 8, 1924
Team Photo The Gophers team photo (1928)
Football Players Three Gopher players (L to R): Harold Van Every #83, Bruce Smith #54, George Franck #37 (1939)
Trophies Two of the Four trophies the Gophers play for: The Little Brown Jug and Floyd of Rosedale.
In the bottom left is the real Floyd!
Along with football, Memorial Stadium was home to many other sports and activities.  
The Life Inside Men's and Women's track and field, jogging clubs, and golf practices.
Commencement Students lining up for Commencement. (1930)
Block M The Minnesota Marching Band Block M formation. (1975)
Cannon The Minnesota Marching Band in Jug formation. (Most likely during a game against Michigan) (1938)