The first college freshman class is shown in a classroom setting. Pictured are: (first row) Charlie Olson, Olivia Eckloff, Anna Eckloff, Dr. J. P. Uhler, E. C. Sahlstrom (Mrs. Aug. Hed), Mary Meyer (Mrs. Turitin), William J. Tilderquist, G. A. Petri.; (second row) A. Godenius[?], Solomon Eckman, Rev. A. G. Olson, Rev. C. P. Lundgren, G. S. Olson, Joseph A. Jackson; (third row) Alfred J. Holmes, A. F. Lundquist, C. O. Cassel, Bar, C. A. Ramstead, Anton W. Holmes, Adolph C Olson, C. E. Seashore, John F. Dahl, O. B. Solvanus.
Uniformed Augustana College Band members pose with instruments including drums and brass. Band member O. J. Johnson (second from the right, top row) served as President of Gustavus Adolphus College 1913-1942.
Hamline University Glee Club in rehearsal on the stage of Bridgman Hall in University Hall (also known as Old Main). Arthur Z. Drew at far left. A portrait of Bishop Leonidas Lent Hamline, for whom the university is named, hangs on the back wall.
Sunday school class led by the Reverend James Ansel Sutton, who is in the center of the group. Sutton was an 1888 Hamline University graduate and he served as a Methodist Episcopal minister in Minnesota, Washington, Alaska, and California.
Group portrait of Carleton students of German, posed with books inside Gridley Hall. Pictured are: Gracia L. Jenks; Carlos Eben Allen; Alice E. Andrews; James E. Jenks; Wiliam J. McCarthy; Maude V. Willsey; William W. Taylor; Gertrude Woodruff; May E. Donovan; May H. Cravath; James F. Chapman; Josie Drucilla Allen; Wilmer E. Griffith; Alfaretta H. Jenkins; Harlan W. Fisk; Katherine L. Donaldson; Paul W. Barney.
A group of male students tipping their hats to a group of female students in a posed group portrait from the spring of 1895. People pictured are: Mary Elsie VanCampen; Ida Mary Ellis; Glencora Stokes; Mabel Opal Knapp; Frances Crouch; Bessie Mabel Cook; Ruth Annah Haven; Elizabeth Taylor; Harry McFarland Williams; Denny Clough Gates; Allen Harmon Carpenter; James Roger Van Slyke; Malcolm Dana; Normal Lucia Olsen; and Aimee Alice Wells.