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The University Archives has the following books and DVD available for sale. 

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Phone: 507-389-1029

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Photo of the Sesquicentennial History book written by William Lass.

Minnesota State University, Mankato 1868-2018: A Sesquicentennial History

Written by the late Professor Emeritus William E. Lass, this highly readable and thoroughly illustrated book is extensively research. It covers in detail the development of academic programs, the physical campus, university leadership and faculty, as well as student life. Read about the 1922 fire that destroyed the Teachers College building, the development of twin campuses in the 1950s, Vietnam War era campus protests, campus consolidation, the University of 2018 and so much more.

is a postcard book featuring historic Minnesota State University, Mankato photographs. 

Available for $10 per book with a $2 Shipping fee. 

This video uses historic photos, documents, newspapers, film footage, and recorded interviews to the story of the 1972 Vietnam War student protests at Mankato State College. Based on the book Out of Chaos by James F. Nickerson. Running time 52 minutes. Closed caption in English. Copyright 2017 Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The DVD is $10 with $2 for shipping.

Out of Chaos: Reflections of a University President and his Contemporaries on Vietnam-era Unrest in Mankato and its Relevance Today is a collection of personal reminiscences that provide a glimpse into what Mankato was like during the 1960s and 1970s. The book was created by Dr. James F. Nickerson, former Mankato State College president, with input from a variety of graduates, faculty, administrators and citizens who were witnesses to these local events. It is by piecing these stories together that the reader gets an understanding of this dynamic time period and how one person can make a difference in the outcome of events. English. Copyright 2017 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fee:Out of Chaos is $13 for each book.

Delivery: $2 S & H for each order.