One hundred years ago today, Hubert H. Humphrey was born in Wallace, South Dakota. Discontented with working in his family’s pharmacy, Humphrey came to the University of Minnesota to pursue a doctorate in political science. He never finished the degree, and instead launched himself on a career that made him mayor of Minneapolis, U.S. Senator from Minnesota, Vice President of the United States, and, in 1968, the Democratic candidate for President.
The Minnesota Historical Society is home to the Hubert H. Humphrey papers, numerous photographs from all phases of his career, multiple books on his life and work, and several artifacts from his various campaigns and offices. Additional Humphrey resources can be found on the History Topics page. A small sample of the Society’s collections is presented in this slideshow.