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Louise Herou Collection M/A 1998.50..01-06

Louise Herou Collection M/A 1998.50..01-06

Creator:Herou, Louise, 1921-2003
Title: Louise Herou Collection
Quantity: 6.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


Herou, Louise (1921-2003) Herou was an exceptional athlete particularly in speed skating, participating in national championship competitions. She was also a standout in golf and participated in swimming and Diamondball (softball). She attended the University of Minnesota, graduating from the School of Law with honors and went on to become a practicing attorney. She was active in many professional organizations as well as being a member of the Citizen League of Minneapolis (charter member), YWCA, Minnesota UN Association, Foreign Policy Association, American Association of University Women, and the Women's Inter-club Council of Minneapolis. She was one of the first women to become a partner in a Minneapolis law firm, at the firm of Larson, Loevinger, Lindquist, Freeman and Fraser. She was active in promoting inter-collegiate sports for women. She married Chuck Saunders (owner of Charlie's Cafe Exceptionale). On Saunders' death in 1964, she took over Charlie's and ran it until closing it in 1982. She also served two terms as president of the Minneapolis Downtown Council.

Collection Description

Six boxes of scrapbooks. Scrapbooks are of the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and some 1960s. Herou was an exceptional athlete particularly in speed skating and golf. She also participated in swimming and Diamondball (softball). The scrapbooks are clippings from the local newspapers covering her teams and her as an individual and athlete.

Related Material

See also: Charlie's Cafe Exceptional Collection ( M/A 2000.185)also in Minneapolis Collection, Special Collections.

Subject Headings


Speed skating.

Star Tribune Obituary


Table of Contents

Scrapbook 1934-1938 -- Box 1
Scrapbook - Speedskating 1937-1939 -- Box 2
Scrapbook - Speedskating including US Ice Championships and National Championships 1939-1940 -- Box 3
Scrapbook - Speedskating 1939-1949 -- Box 4
Scrapbook - Swimming, golfing, hunting, law school, Charlie's Cafe, etc. 1940-1955 -- Box 5
Scrapbook - Speedskating, law school, law firm, marriage to Chuck Saunders 1940-1962 -- Box 6

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