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NHPRC Grant

An 18-month Basic Project grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) is significantly supporting the cataloging of our unprocessed acquisitions of government records and manuscripts collections.

This month we report on our progress.

Number of acquisitions completed



Number of MARC catalog records completed



From October to March, we have completed 46% of the total number of unprocessed acquisitions and 26% of the total collections backlog by cubic footage. Our progress during the first six months has resulted in the addition or revision of 269 catalog records and 306 finding aids, more than twice as many as we estimated.

Number of cubic feet completed



Adding the most recent acquisition to Leo Treadway's papers about the Minnesota GLBT movement (at left) required a little extra sorting beyond our normal approach.





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New and Revised Finding Aids - April 2011

Aeronautics Department: An Inventory of Its Civil Aeronautics Board Case Files gr00258
Briefs, exhibits, decisions, responses, correspondence, and related materials pertaining to the establishment and continuance of airline routes within Minnesota and between Minnesota and other states and cities, to proposals to change or discontinue service to various Minnesota cities and towns, and to proceedings dealing with foreign routes, particularly to London.
Aitkin County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00035
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Aitkin County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Art Shanties Projects (Plymouth, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 00865
Includes print materials, a log book, photographs, posters, grant and project proposals, and newspaper clippings from the Art Shanty Projects, an art exhibition program on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, Minnesota.
Becker County: Assessor: An Inventory of Its Assessment Rolls gr00266
Assessment rolls for the civil subdivisions of Becker County for the years 1950, 1961, and 1970-1971.
Becker County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its County Auditor Records gr00267
Register of orders and warrants redeemed, Emergency Relief Administration correspondence, courthouse construction records, seed grain records, and trial balance reports.
Becker County: Justice of the Peace: An Inventory of Its Justice of the Peace Records gr00270
Records created by this justice court with county-wide jurisdiction, during the terms of G. E. Teague and Halvor Langslet.
Becker County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Superintendent of Schools Records gr00268
Registers, special state aid applications, commencement programs, consolidation and dissolution records, reports on rural school houses, annual report summaries, and student, teacher, and school officers records, including examination returns and teacher insurance and retirement funds.
Becker County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Teachers Annual Reports to County Superintendent gr00271
Statistical data on the numbers, ages, average attendance, and enrollment (by grades) of pupils; and lists of pupils giving name, age, sex, and days of attendance.
Becker County: Unorganized School Districts: An Inventory of Its Unorganized School Districts Records gr00269
Records of the county's unorganized school district Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, which are different from those of the same numbers in the organized Becker County school districts.
Beltrami County: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00039
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Beltrami County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Big Stone County: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00044
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Big Stone County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Judson Wade Bishop and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00875
Personal, military, and business papers related to a Chatfield (Minn.) man and his family. The papers include originals and typescript copies of correspondence, a diary, a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, speeches, a financial statement, pamphlets, photographs, and military documents. Some materials are on microfilm.
Charlie Brown: An Inventory of His Autobiography Files 00863
Includes manuscript paste-ups for Me and Charlie Brown, an autobiography of Charlie Brown that chronicles his family, childhood, coming of age, religious quest, and his acquaintance with Charles M. Schulz and its subsequent effect on his life. Miscellaneous art, clippings, photographs, and other items, many of which were used to illustrate the book, are also included with the collection.
Cantine Family: An Inventory of Their Papers P863
Includes copies of the Cantine family weekly newsletter entitled, "Cantine Corn Consuming Corporation Chronicle," transcripts of World War II letters (Oct. 28, 1944-Nov. 4, 1945), photographs, and photocopied genealogical materials.
Clearwater County: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00042
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Clearwater County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Thomas Cochran and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00469
Family correspondence, diaries, photographs, and a few business records largely documenting the family and personal lives of three generations of a wealthy family from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Levi N. Countryman and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers p2591
Diaries, correspondence, genealogical correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, and miscellaneous materials of Levi N. Countryman, a farmer who emigrated to Minnesota in 1855 and settled near Hastings.
George Gray Cowie: An Inventory of His Family Papers 00640
Correspondence, legal records, printed matter, genealogical charts, and family photographs related to George Cowie, a Scottish immigrant, who moved to St. Paul in 1884. Cowie became chief clerk of the Minnesota State Board of Corrections and Charities a year later.
Crow Wing County: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00040
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Patricia Kennedy Crump. Nelson Family History Papers.
Photocopies and originals of genealogies, chronologies, maps, photographs, and letters relating to the ancestors, relatives, and descendants of Amanda Christina Wilhelmina Jonsson and Carl Johan Nilsson. The genealogical and historical information was researched and written by Patricia Kennedy Crump and compiled into five binders with chapters for each family group.
Dodge County: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00045
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Dodge County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Finance Department: An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports gr00272
Reports, newsletters, and miscellaneous print and near-print items of or about the Finance Department.
John R. Finnegan: An Inventory of His Ridder Family Research Files 00864
Correspondence of Ridder family members (1927-1962); background research files on family members kept by the St. Paul Pioneer Press/Dispatch; and audio tapes and transcripts of interviews, genealogical data, background files, and book drafts compiled by John R. Finnegan for his biography of the family.
W. H. C. Folsom and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00868
Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, clippings, financial papers, photographs, and miscellany, concerning Folsom, a Taylors Falls (Chisago County, Minnesota) resident; the family of his wife, Mary Jane Folsom; their sons, Wyman X. and Frank W.; and other extended family members.
Institute for Minnesota Archaeology: An Inventory of its Records 00860
Board minutes, meeting files, financial statements, subject files, correspondence, and program and project files of an organization founded in 1982 to conduct archaeological investigations, to promote archaeological awareness, and to acquire archaeological sites for preservation, as well as records of related firms Hemisphere Field Services, Inc., Hemisphere Group, Inc., and IMA Consulting, Inc.
Iowa: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00038
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Iowa. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Robert Jacquinet. Spanish-American War Diary.
Original diary and a photocopy for researcher use kept by Robert L. Jacquinet documenting his experiences as a member of the 13th Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company L, during the Philippine Insurrection in the Spanish American War.
Arnold E. Kahnert: An Inventory of His Papers 00867
Minutes, contracts, notifications, orders, pamphlets, programs, publications, reports, correspondence, a panoramic photograph, and other related materials compiled by Arnold E. Kahnert, Historian and Senior Vice Commander of the 3rd United States Infantry Veterans Association. Included in these records are materials related to the building of the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, completed in 1928.
Kittson County: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00047
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Kittson County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Milton Knoll. Milton Knoll, Jr. Papers
Papers of Milton Knoll, Jr., Chairman of Citizen's Council on Voyageurs National Park, which include materials relating to the Healy, Meighen, Beech, and Foster families, printed materials relating to Voyageurs National Park, materials and transcript from the Citizen's Council on Voyageurs National Park, International Joint Commissions materials, items relating to the Commission on Reform and Efficiency, a study on water levels, news clippings, and some photographs.
Linden Hills Dancing Club: An Inventory of Its Club Records 00872
Constitution and bylaws (1986), four scrapbooks (1914-2000), photograph of 60th anniversary party (1974), and one folder (1948-1990) of miscellaneous material (including a history, 1914-1983) relating to a dance club begun in 1914 for members of the Linden Hills neighborhood in Minneapolis.
Julius G. Loia: An Inventory of His Papers 00862
Journals, letters and poems of Julius G. "Lou" Loia, who was originally from New York City and moved to St Paul after serving in the Navy and attending college in Florida and Georgia. He taught secondary school and worked for many years as a security guard at Medtronic, Inc., a Twin Cities-based manufacturer of Pacemakers.
Weiming Lu: An Inventory of His Papers 00674
Personal papers of a Chinese-American urban planner who for many years served as executive director of the Lowertown Redevelopment Corporation in St. Paul, Minnesota. The collection includes information on Corporation projects, as well as on a variety of Chinese-American and Asian-American organizations and projects in the United States.
Meeker County: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00043
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Meeker County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Metropolitan Airports Commission: An Inventory of Its Airport Directors Files gr00263
Files documenting the airport director's activities and duties.
Metropolitan Airports Commission: An Inventory of Its Audio-Visual Materials gr00259
Visual and audio materials documenting individuals, events and airport scenes, aircraft, and aerial views.
Metropolitan Airports Commission: An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports gr00262
Surveys, studies, planning documents, brochures, proposals, and reports documenting all aspects of the commission's activities.
Metropolitan Airports Commission: An Inventory of Its Subject Files gr00260
Subject files documenting all aspects of the operation and administration of the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
Metropolitan Airports Commission: An Inventory of Its Wold-Chamberlain Field Operational Records gr00261
Records documenting daily flight activities on the field.
Metropolitan Waste Control Commission: An Inventory of Its Minutes gr00273
Agendas and minutes of meetings of the commission and its predecessor, the Metropolitan Sewer Board of the Twin Cities Area. Interfiled and interspersed are minutes of various committees.
Metropolitan Waste Control Commission: North Suburban Sanitary Sewer District: An Inventory of Its Records gr00274
Records of this sanitary district designed to promote the public health and welfare of the Twin Cities metropolitan area's northern suburban communities through an adequate and efficient system of treatment and disposal of sewage and industrial wastes.
Metropolitan Waste Control Commission: Minneapolis-Saint Paul Sanitary District: An Inventory of Its Records gr00275
Records of this sanitary district designed to promote the public health and welfare of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area through an adequate and efficient system of treatment and disposal of sewage and industrial wastes.
Minneapolis Public Schools: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr00264
Includes miscellaneous materials such as minutes, reports, ledgers and other items relating to the Minneapolis Public School district.
Morrison County: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00046
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Morrison County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Mower County: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00049
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Mower County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Natural History Society of Minnesota: An Inventory of Its Records 00600
Administrative records of the Natural History Society of Minnesota, an association of professional and amateur naturalists. Also included are promotional items and correspondence with lecturers in their nature-adventure series, correspondence and original manuscripts from contributors to their journal, correspondence, scrapbooks and subject files maintained by long-time president Clayton G. Rudd, and six audio tapes.
North Dakota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00048
A collection of telephone directories for cities in North Dakota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Northern Pacific Railway Co. Land Dept.: A List of Its Record Series 00876
Series of records created by the NP administrative unit responsible for the company's extensive land holdings, and documenting in great detail the acquisition, surveying and platting, ongoing management, resource usage, and disposition of the lands.
Ontario, Canada: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00036
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Ontario, Canada. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Pardon Board: An Inventory of Its Pardon Applications gr00277
Application forms or letters formally requesting a pardon or commutation of sentence; letters, petitions, and/or affidavits in support and/or opposition; recommendations of the prosecuting attorney, trial judge, and/or trial jury; and sometimes trial transcripts, other background items, additional documentation submitted by the requester, or other supporting papers.
Pollution Control Agency: Air Quality Division: An Inventory of Its Administrative Files gr00276
Files documenting the division's administration.
Powers Department Store: An Inventory of Its Records 00869
Business records, financial records, advertisements, and photographs of a Minneapolis (Minn.) department store. The firm expanded into several stores in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area and was later acquired by the L.S. Donaldson Company (Minneapolis), and then by Carson, Pirie, Scott Company (Chicago).
Red Lake County: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00041
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Red Lake County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Re-imagining Community: An Inventory of its Records 00874
Chronological files, conference programs and materials, audiocassettes, minutes, articles and clippings, newsletters, and other records of a Minneapolis-based non-profit Ecumenical Christian movement working to challenge patriarchy in the church and society.
Rice County. District Court: An Inventory of Its Criminal Case Files gr00240
File numbers 1-1809.
Rice County. District Court: An Inventory of Its Case Files and Miscellaneous Court Papers gr00204
This early set of case files and miscellaneous papers was all renumbered and indexed at some later time, apparently following a courthouse fire in 1931. When the renumbering was done, various non-case file materials were assigned case file numbers. The files included on the box contents list constitute the archival portion of this set.
Riley-Purguratory-Bluff Creek Watershed District: An Inventory of Its Watershed District Records gr00249
Watershed district records, including the official record set of the district's Board of Managers' meetings.
School Nurse Organization of Minnesota: An Inventory of Its Records 00459
Administrative records and historical materials documenting a statewide professional association for K-12 school nurses. The organization was formed in 1968 as a subgroup within the Minnesota Education Association.
Harold E. Stassen: An Inventory of His Papers 00202
Papers documenting the life and career of a former Minnesota governor, presidential contender, naval officer, United Nations charter delegate, and Eisenhower cabinet member.
Stillwater State Prison: An Inventory of Its Case Files (Discharged Inmate Files) gr00206
Correspondence, reports, administrative forms, and related papers documenting the incarceration, parole, and discharge of prisoners at the Minnesota state prison.
Leo Treadway: An Inventory of his Minnesota GLBT Movement Papers at the Minnesota Historical Society 00338
Correspondence, agendas, bylaws, minutes, financial reports, notes, newsletters, brochures, miscellaneous printed matter, and newspaper clippings collected by a leading Minnesota gay rights activist.
Leo Treadway: An Inventory of his Dragon Festival Files 00873
Working files of St. Paul community activist Leo Treadway documenting his involvement in an annual pan-Asian community event held each year in St. Paul, as well as some materials relating to other Asian-American events and organizations, including the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival and Theater Mu.
West Suburban Women's Club: An Inventory of Its Club Records 00866
Constitution, bylaws, directories, minutes, handbooks, reports, newsletters and scrapbooks of a club organized in 1957 as the Junior Woman's Club of Hopkins/Minnetonka to pursue home and family study and to aid in philanthropic work in western Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Wisconsin: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00037
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Wisconsin. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.


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