College Groups worked to Re-House Inmate Case Files

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College Groups worked to Re-House Inmate Case Files

By: Rebekah Bjork | May 29, 2018

Pictured above: The University of Northwestern group

Recently, we’ve had three groups of college students from Macalester College, the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Northwestern, who worked to re-house contents of boxes of the St. Cloud State Reformatory inmate case files.

The University of Minnesota brought nine first-year students to work on re-foldering St. Cloud State Reformatory inmate case files. The University of Northwestern group has been coming to the Minnesota History Center once a year for the past nine years. This year, they also worked on re-foldering records from the St. Cloud State Reformatory inmate case files.

The group of students from Macalester College started in February 2018. Staff supervisor Charlie Rodgers stated “Again, I was very pleased with the work the Macalester students did for the State Archives. I estimate during their several weeks of work, they re-housed the contents of 25 boxes of St. Cloud State Reformatory inmate case files. They did accurate work and were a pleasure to work with.”

Thank you to students from Macalester College, the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Northwestern for the continuous support you provide to the State Archives at the Minnesota Historical Society!