Students in music project, with instructor Elmer Clingman, at Michael Dowling School, 1936.
A student learned to get around Lindsay School in a walker, 1936. The school was so named because part of the funding was donated by Mary Helen Lindsay from the Weyerhaeuser forest products family.
Convalescent ward at Gillette State Hospital, 1937.
Students celebrated the 6th anniversary of the Mary Helen Lindsay School in 1937.
Boys and girls stayed busy with activities at the Shriners Hospital in 1938. The Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities opened its doors in 1923.
A girl received therapy at Michael Dowling School for Crippled Children, Minneapolis, 1938.
The St. Paul Society for the Hard-of-Hearing worked with pre-school children in 1938. The St. Paul Society for the Hard-of-Hearing was formed when the St. Paul League for the Hard-of-Hearing joined forces with the Lip Readers Guild. For more, see the Historical Note by the MHS.
The Zuhrah Shrine Potentate kneels among a group of children at Christmas time, 1939, at Shriners Hospital. In the 1930s, the average length of a patient's stay was 1 – 2 years.