Our permanent collections are operated by the Hennepin Health Foundation.

The collections are located in the lower level of the HCMC Blue Building – 915 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN. MAP

Both collections are open:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10am - 2pm and by appointment

The MMC Collection:
Is located in BL.227.

The HCMC Collection:
Is located in BL.226.

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150 years of History

Enjoy a historical look of the hospitals from inception through mergers and transitions spaning 140 years. Read More

hennepin county hospital timeline

Swedish School of Nursing


Dormitory Entrance



  • Opened in 1899; First class graduated in 1901 with three graduates.
  • 1903 changed from 2 year to 3 year program.
  • Associated with Augsburg College for classes beginning in 1953.
  • Affiliations at St. Peter and Rochester for psychiatric training; University of Minnesota Ancker Hospital, and General Hospital for pediatrics.
  • Class sizes ranged from 3 – 81 over the years.
  • Cadet nurse training programs were done from 1943 to 1945; spring and fall graduations occurred at this time.
  • Closed in 1973.
  • There are over 3,000 graduates from the school.

Books about the school and students are available in the MMC Library Collection: "From Stripes to Whites" and "True Nurse."

The Library has a collection of all the class graduation pictures, some graduation programs and other items.

Swedish School of Nursing Students


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