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NHPRC Basic Project Grant

This month we give you a sneak peek at a 336-reel microfilm collection that we have been cataloging over the last two months.

Microfilmed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, this collection contains church records from congregations centered in Norwegian communities in New York, Texas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and even a few in China.

This page from Membership Record Book 1 kept by the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church in Mower County, Minnesota shows the name and age of each person in each family that belonged to that congregation in 1872.

Membership page

Membership records typically include family registries but also include more detailed baptismal, marriage, and funeral records. These are primarily written in Norwegian and English but some German and Chinese are also evident. These records complement existing birth, census, marriage, and death records in our government records as well as other church records in our manuscripts collection and will be a rich resource for family historians.

Microfillm frames

We plan to complete the collection in February. Processing and cataloging it requires reading each microfilm reel to record its contents. A finding aid will list the contents of each reel by church name, township or city, county, state, record title, record dates, and language.




The Minnesota Historical Society was awarded a Basic Project grant by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) that is significantly supporting public access to the Society's backlogged acquisitions of government records and manuscripts collections.

Finding Aid Statistics

Learn more about the NHPRC and how its strategic plan helps support non-Federal institutions like the Minnesota Historical Society through grants.

Read about our progress in our latest interim report.



New and Revised Finding Aids - January 2012

Name/Abstract File No.
Metropolitan Airports Commission: An Inventory of Its Audio-Visual Materials gr00259
Mainly copies of photographs collected by the Metropolitan Airports Commission [MAC] from the private collections of Vince Doyle, Bill Ellis, and Noel Allard, and from the Minnesota Historical Society. Some but not all are identified with their original ownership. They are divided into four series: individuals, which are mainly MAC, Wold-Chamberlain Field, or Northwest Airlines employees and directors, including Charles Holman, or well-known visitors, including Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Will Rogers, and Dean Martin; events and airport scenes; aircraft; and aerial views. The latter three are all arranged chronologically and are largely centered around Wold-Chamberlain Field. Included are views of the 1923 Wold-Chamberlain Field dedication; Howard Hughes' round the world flight refueling (1938); World War II military troops and aircraft; building construction, particularly the West Side and Lindbergh terminals; various airlines' terminal counters, hangars, and aircraft, particularly Northwest; airmail service; air crashes; DePonti Aviation Company, inc.; expansion, especially additional runways; the Navy Base; the 1930 visit of the Question Mark, the first plane flown non-stop from France to America; and refitting of Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle's B-25s prior to the raid on Tokyo (1942). Other sites documented include Holman Field, the city of Minneapolis, Mississippi River flooding in St. Paul, and Lake Elmo, Duluth, Flying Cloud, and Crystal airports.
3M COMPANY: An Inventory of Its Corporate Records 00281
Corporate records and historical materials of this Minnesota-based international manufacturing company, founded in 1902 in Two Harbors, that has produced a wide variety of products for industrial and household applications, including abrasive, adhesive, reflective and medical products; magnetic media and data recording equipment, copying and office products and nonwoven fiber technologies.
A. R. McGILL AND FAMILY: An Inventory of Their Papers P0988
Certificate of commission: Armond Martin Papers of A. R. McGill, a Nicollet County and St. Paul, Minnesota lawyer (1861-1869); private secretary to Governor Horace Austin (1870-1874); Minnesota insurance commissioner (1873-1887); governor (1887-1889); state senator (1899-1905); and St. Paul postmaster (1900-1905).



Includes digital content.
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.
Aitkin County: Welfare Board: An Inventory of Its Minutes gr00511
Minutes documenting the activities of the board and its predecessors, the County Relief Committee and Emergency Relief Committee. The board was also referred to as the Social Services Board. The records for 1972-1984 were digitally scanned by the county and the paper copies destroyed.
ALEXANDER G. HUGGINS: An Inventory of His Papers 00679
Huggins Diary Correspondence, historical background materials, reminiscences, photographs, and other papers relating to the work of Presbyterian missionary Alexander G. Huggins and his family, who lived in the Minnesota River Valley during territorial and early statehood years. The papers provide information about the Dakota missions at Lac qui Parle (1830s) and at Traverse des Sioux (1840s-1860s); pioneer life in Minnesota; the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and the Civil War; and family members and genealogy. Also included are eight essay books composed by Huggins' daughters.



Includes digital content.
ALEXANDER RAMSEY NININGER: An Inventory of His Papers p1442
Commission certificate: Alexander Nininger, U.S. Army, June 9, 1864. Correspondence, military papers, and miscellany documenting Nininger's education at the Churchill Military Academy in Sing Sing, New York (1859-1861); his Civil War service in the 84th Pennsylvania Volunteers (1862-1863) and as provost marshall's and adjutant general's assistant in Minnesota (1863-1864) and in the South (1864-1866); various post-war military assignments (1867-1870); and miscellany from his civilian life (1872-1897), including public service appointments in Minnesota and Alabama. The collection includes a number of letters from his uncle, Alexander Ramsey.



Includes digital content.
AMERICAN FUR COMPANY: An Inventory of Its Papers M151
Microfilmed papers of the American Fur Company. Includes microfilm copies of unbound letters, invoices, blotters, orders, memorandums, letterbooks, bound volumes and other papers.
AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS. TWIN CITIES CHAPTER: An Inventory of Its Records 00017
Charter, minutes, membership directories, financial records, committee files, correspondence, convention programs and materials, and oral histories documenting the organization and activities of the Twin Cities chapter of a national professional association of organists and choir directors.
ANDERSON, MARCIA G.: An Inventory of Her Handicraft Guild of Minneapolis Research Files 00999
Correspondence, photographs, and general research about topics, organizations, and individuals involved in or associated with the Handicraft Guild of Minneapolis. These files were compiled by Anderson in conducting research for her article entitled The Handicraft Guild of Minneapolis : a model of the arts and crafts movement, that appeared in the book Substance of style : perspectives on the American arts and crafts movement / edited by Bert Denker. 1st ed. Winterthur, Del. : Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum ; Hanover : Distributed by University Press of New England, 1996.
Anoka County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00098
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Anoka 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.
AUDITOR: An Inventory of Its Audit Reports and Financial Statements of Townships gr00152
Periodic reports on the examination of the financial affairs of Minnesota townships by the state auditor. The reports contain comments and recommendations regarding fiscal procedures; summaries of financial conditions; balance sheets and supporting statements; classifications of receipts and disbursements; notes to financial statements; and related data. The reports were done only selectively, often at the township's request. For some years, financial statements or independent audit reports are present instead. Some reports for 1971-1972 were done by the State Auditor's predecessor, the Public Examiner.
AUDITOR: An Inventory of Its Audit Reports of Counties gr00154
Annual or other periodic reports on the examination of the financial affairs of counties by the State Auditor. The reports contain comments and recommendations regarding fiscal procedures; summaries of financial conditions, in general and with respect to fund transactions, investments, bonded indebtedness, and federal revenue sharing; balance sheets and supporting statements; classifications of receipts and disbursements; notes to financial statements; summaries of fixed assets, taxable valuations, and tax levies and returns; and names of officials and verifications of official bonds. In some cases, the State Auditor prepared a management and compliance letter in lieu of a full audit report. Some reports for 1970-1972 were done by the State Auditor's predecessor, the Public Examiner.
AUDITOR: An Inventory of Its Audit Reports, Miscellaneous gr00153
Reports on the examination of the financial affairs of miscellaneous units of goverment mostly from counties in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, or general reports on local finance and spending.
Auditor: An Inventory of Its Audit Reports of County Hospitals and Nursing Homes gr00155
Annual or other periodic reports on the examination of the financial affairs of county hospitals and nursing homes by the state auditor.
Auditor: An Inventory of Its Audit Reports of Municipalities gr00156
Annual or other periodic reports on the examination of the financial affairs of municipalities and municipal departments by the state auditor.
Auditor: An Inventory of Its Audit Reports of Regional Organizations gr00157
Annual or other periodic reports on the examination of the financial affairs of regional development commissions and regional service organizations by the state auditor.
Auditor: An Inventory of Its Audit Reports of Relief Associations gr00158
Annual or other periodic reports on the examination of the financial affairs of police and fire fighters' relief associations.
AUDITOR: An Inventory of Its Audit Reports of School Districts gr00159
Annual or other periodic reports on the examination of the financial affairs of school districts by the state auditor.
AUDITOR: An Inventory of Its Audit Reports of Soil and Water Conservation Districts gr00160
Primarily audit reports; occasional financial statements are interfiled.
AUDITOR: An Inventory of Its Financial Reports of Counties gr00161
Financial statements and reports (often in the form of newspaper sections) of counties and occasionally county highway departments (through 1982). These were created either by or for the county and submitted to the state auditor's office.
AUDITOR: An Inventory of Its Financial Reports of Hospital Districts gr00162
Annual financial reports, independent audit reports, and/or balance sheets submitted to the State Auditor by hospitals, hospital districts, and nursing homes. Some reports cover more than one year.
AUDITOR: An Inventory of Its Financial Reports of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities gr00163
Financial statements, audit reports, balance sheets (often on U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department forms), or other annual financial reports of housing and redevelopment authorities in various Minnesota communities. A few county-level HRAs are included. Most reports cover the calendar year or quarter-year, but some are for other time periods.
AUDITOR: An Inventory of Its Financial Reports of Miscellaneous Governmental Units gr00481
Financial statements, audit reports, balance sheets, and related documentation summarizing annual receipts and expenditures of area mental health programs, park and recreation boards, public libraries, cable communications boards, retirement associations, the Duluth-Auditorium Administration Board, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, the State Armory Building Commission, and other miscellaneous agencies. A few were created by the State Auditor or its predecessor, the Public Examiner.
AUDITOR: An Inventory of Its Financial Reports of Relief Associations gr00483
Annual financial statements and reports, largely for police and firemen's relief associations. Very incomplete; many others are filed with the municipal financial statements.
Auditor: An Inventory of Its Financial Reports of Sanitary and Sewer Districts gr00482
Financial reports of area or regional sanitary/sewerage districts, most notably the Metropolitan Waste Control Commission and the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District.
AUDITOR: An Inventory of Its Financial Reports of Transportation and Port Authorities gr00164
Financial and audit reports of airport commissions, port authorities, regional railroad authorities, and transit authorities. Some are reports by the State Auditor.
AUDITOR: An Inventory of Its Financial Reports of Watershed Districts and Water Management Organizations gr00484
Financial reports and independent audit reports for watershed districts, conservation commissions (for lakes and waterways), flood control commissions, lake improvement districts, and other water management organizations. Annual operating reports are often included, also or instead. In a few instances, the audit reports are by the State Auditor.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN and ELIZA BUTLER: An Inventory of Their Family Papers 00973
Butler correspondence Correspondence and miscellaneous papers (1851-1884, 1898, 1957) between and received by Benjamin Franklin Butler and his wife Eliza Tucker Butler; Benjamin's appointment (1851, 1853) and discharge (1856) certificates as an officer in Riflemen Company D, First Regiment, First Brigade, Eighth Division of the Maine Volunteer Militia; and a worksheet (1957) for application for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution by grandson Arthur Butler Hall. Some of the letters have full or partial transcripts, presumably prepared by Floyd Risvold.



Includes digital content.
Brynhild Rowberg: An Inventory of Her Papers 00793
Photograph albums, correspondence, a scrapbook, and reminiscences of a woman from Northfield, Minnesota, documenting her time in the employ of the U.S. State Department as a foreign service officer in Europe at the close of World War II and during the post-war occupation.
CHARLES CHAMBLIS: An Inventory of His Photograph Collection sv000149
Chamblis was a professional photographer working in the Twin Cites metropolitan area. He photographed events in the African American community, families, the nightclub scene, musicians, fashion models, weddings, and landscape views, mainly in Minneapolis (including downtown views and parks).
CHARLES SLOCUM: An Inventory of His Papers 00563
Correspondence, news clippings, reports, notes, political cartoons, biographical material, and other papers relating to the political activities of Charles Slocum, a Republican politician, particularly to his tenure as chair of the Independent Republicans of Minnesota from 1975 to 1977.
CHARLES W. AND MARY LESLEY AMES: An Inventory of Their Papers 00482
Personal papers and organizational records of St. Paul (Minn.) businessman Charles W. Ames and several other members of his family, documenting their lives and involvements in a number of civic, cultural, religious, charitable, and war relief organizations through correspondence, subject files, minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, printed materials, legal papers, scrapbooks, card files, and newsletters.
CHARLES WILLIS HOLMAN: An Inventory of His Papers 01002
Aviator's certificate Papers of Minnesota aviator and stunt pilot Charles W. Holman, including correspondence, plans for a proposed flight around the world, a flight log book, certificates and membership cards, advertising publicity, and miscellaneous papers.



Includes digital content.
Chisago County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00091
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Chisago 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.
CREDJAFAWN SOCIAL CLUB: An Inventory of Its Club Records P732
Constitution, officer and member lists, minutes, reports, financial records, correspondence, announcements, and other papers relating chiefly to the social activities of this black recreational club founded in 1928. Included also are some personal papers of John R. Lawrence, a club founder and president, and some financial records of the Club's Credjafawn Credit Union.
Dakota County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00100
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Dakota 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.
DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL. TAU STATE (MINN.): An Inventory of Its Records 00171
Executive board minutes; correspondence; biographical sketches; membership directories and yearbooks; committee files; conventions; historical materials; newsletters; reports; scrapbooks; local chapter files; and photographs; documenting Tau State, the Minnesota chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma international honor society for women educators.
Erma Johnson Kyle: An Inventory of Her Scrapbook 01003
Clippings, genealogies, letters, and typed extracts from letters collected by Kyle, a descendant of Jonathan Carver. Subjects documented include Kyle's family, settlement of Mankato, Blue Earth County (Minn.), a land grant allegedly made by Dakota Indians to Jonathan Carver in 1767, Carver's Cave in St. Paul, pioneer teacher Harriet E. Bishop, and Rockford (Ill.), and Prairie du Chien (Wis.), where family members lived.
Faribault County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00072
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Faribault 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.
Governor: An Inventory of Its Extradition Records gr00504
Records documenting extradition applications and requisitions both by Minnesota to other states and to Minnesota from other states.
GREATER MINNEAPOLIS COUNCIL OF CHURCHES: An Inventory of Its Records 00416
Subject files, minutes, reports, membership and committee data, financial records, correspondence, newspaper clippings, subject files, and similar materials documenting the activities of a voluntary association of Protestant and Orthodox churches in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area organized to work together for the welfare of the community and to foster cooperation among the area's many Protestant churches.
Hennepin County: Minneapolis Public Schools: An Inventory of Its Records gr00513
Records of various elementary, junior high, and high schools in the Minneapolis system.
Hennepin County: Sheriff: An Inventory of Its Jail Registers gr00514.xml
Registers (1926-1968) and monthly computer printouts (1971-1983) listing all persons confined in the county jail during the month.
HORATIO P. VAN CLEVE AND FAMILY: An Inventory of Their Papers 00791
Correspondence, genealogical and biographical data, diaries, financial records, clippings, and miscellany of Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, a military officer and early Minnesota settler, his wife Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark, and various family members.
JEROME HILL: An Inventory of His Papers 00565
Personal papers of Jerome Hill documenting his varied artistic endeavors, support of fellow artists, personal life, and military career. Hill, a filmmaker, artist and philanthropist, maintained friendships and working relationships with a wide variety of artists and musicians both mainstream and experimental. His innovations in documentary film and in feature films have been influential. His papers also represent a unique vantage point into the families of railroad magnates James J. Hill and Louis W. Hill, his grandfather and father, respectively.
John De Laittre: An Inventory of His Papers 00362
Papers of a Minneapolis bank president relating to his career as a banker, government official, and corporate director; his involvement in banking industry groups; his management of family finances and trusts; iron mining on Bovey-DeLaittre Lumber Company lands in northern Minnesota; and to Tettegouche, De Laittre's wilderness retreat.
KENNETH E. TILSEN: An Inventory of His Papers 00470
Legal files for selected cases documenting Tilsen's career as an attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota, including press releases and clippings, correspondence, pleadings, briefs, orders, affidavits, interrogatories, depositions, trial and hearing transcripts, exhibits, reports, research files, notes, and other related documents.
Le Sueur County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00082
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Le Sueur 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.
Le Sueur County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index gr00475
Declarations of intention (first papers), 1862-1943; final papers, 1863-1906; petition and record (final papers), 1907-1943; lists of citizenship petitions granted, 1930-1944; and loose naturalization papers, 1869-1936.
Lyon County: Independent School District No. 413, Marshall: An Inventory of Its Records
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district.
Lyon County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00094
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Lyon 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.
Manuscript Biographies Collections: An Inventory of the Collection P939
An assortment of manuscript items or groups of related items whose value is largely biographical. They include biographical and autobiographical sketches and notes, wedding and baptismal certificates, appointments, letters, brief reminiscences, school records, clippings, memorial statements, and other personal memorabilia.
MERIDEL LE SUEUR: An Inventory of Her Papers 00323
Correspondence, literary journals, audio tapes, published writings, published and unpublished manuscripts and fragments, publicity, radical publications, clippings, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials documenting the life and career of Le Sueur, a writer, journalist, actress, feminist, and radical political activist, and her family.
MICHAEL J. AND JENNIE B. DOWLING: An Inventory of Their Papers 00915
Newspaper and magazine articles, correspondence, printed materials, photographs, film recording, and memorabilia of Michael J. Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessman, and spokesman for the physically handicapped, who as a boy lost three of his limbs to frostbite, and of his wife Jennie.



Includes digital content.
MINNESOTA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES An Inventory of Its Records 00806
Correspondence and miscellaneous papers, trustees' and directors' minutes and reports, financial records, and some photographs of a statewide ecumenical agency formed in 1948 bringing together mainline-Protestant denominations in Minnesota to manifest unity in the church, to build common good in the world, and to build relationships between denominations and also within the larger religious community and with other organizations, agencies, and institutions within the nonprofit and public sectors across the state.
MINNESOTA HISTORIC PROPERTY RECORD: An Inventory of Its Program Files 00926
Files of the Minnesota Historic Property Record Program documenting historic properties prior to demolition or scheduled mitigation.
Natural Resources Department: An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports gr00515
Reports, newsletters, and miscellaneous print and near-print items of or about the Natural Resources Department.
New Century Club: An Inventory of Its Club Records 00073
Historical information; articles of incorporation and bylaws; minutes; treasurer's journals and records; meeting presentations and papers; programs and yearbooks, and miscellaneous related records of a women's literary club organized in 1887 to promote social and literary activities and to provide intellectual stimulation for its members.
Minnesota 2000 Journal Project: An Inventory of Its Collection 00693
51 journals from 46 artists, poets, writers, printmakers, and other creative people living in Minnesota chronicling their personal journeys and daily life in the year 2000.
NORTHWEST AREA FOUNDATION: An Inventory of Its Records 00669
Minute books, subject files, project files (on microfiche), and microfilmed administrative files, annual reports, board agendas, executive directors' files, and other records of a St. Paul-based foundation established in 1934 by railroad executive Louis W. Hill that for many years awarded grants to a wide variety of programs in states from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest, and that later narrowed its focus to programs seeking to reduce poverty.
Pipestone County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00083
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Pipestone 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.
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).
Railroad and Warehouse Commission: An Inventory of Its Railroad Records, Miscellaneous gr00354
Railroad Commissioner's record book (1864-1874), recording lands conveyed, leased, or contracted to be sold by railroad companies; indexes to railroad stations (undated) and names of railroads from 1862-1935 (1935), Railroad Commissioner's Map of Minnesota (1909); Chief Engineer analyses of construction history and gratuities received by original railroad construction entities (1917); map showing coal and grain rates (1899); list of incorporated railroads not built, 1853-1925 (compiled in 1941); and return of gross earnings of railroads (1882-1903).
Ramsey County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00108
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Ramsey 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.
Ramsey County: St. Paul-Ramsey Hospital An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr00017
Financial records (1897-1936), visitor register (1898-1933), and building drawings (1916-1951). The financial records include journal and ledger (1897-1901), expense ledger (1905-1908), and monthly statements of expenditures, operating statements, and reconciliations of vouchers payable and cash disbursements (1931-1936). The drawings, mostly done by C. H. Johnston, detail various areas of the hospital including the out patient department, kitchen, laundry, boiler, and nurses home. The hospital was established in 1873 as the City and County Hospital, was renamed Anker Hospital in 1923, and St. Paul-Ramsey Hospital in 1965.
Ramsey County: St. Paul: School Records: North End Elementary School An Inventory of Its PTA Records gr00023
Records documenting the parent and teacher association of this St. Paul elementary school known first as the Geranium Street School and/or Robert A. Smith Elementary School, and after a 1971 merger with the Rice Elementary School, as the North End Elementary School. Included are scrapbooks (1927-1987), minutes (1956-1971), histories (undated, ca. 1964), photographs of students, facilities, and special events (ca. 1950-1993), yearbooks (1979-1982), newsletters (1976-1977), and related materials.
REVISOR OF STATUTES: An Inventory of Its Records gr00516.xml
Correspondence, memos, manuals, surveys, reports, enrolled bill logs, and other materials regarding drafting and revising of state laws, computerization of the work of the revisor’s office, legislative procedures, professional associations, and related topics. The majority of the files were maintained by Joseph J. Bright, revisor from 1957-1974.
RIP - 35E ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND (SAINT PAUL, MINN.): An Inventory of Its Records 00653
Depositions, statements, exhibits, court records and other legal files, newspaper clippings, reports and similar records prepared by government agencies, and a few corporate records documenting legal strategies of RIP - 35E, an organization established to prevent completion of the Interstate 35E connection to Interstate 94 near downtown St. Paul.
Rock Island Sash and Door Works (Rock Island, Ill.).: An Inventory of Its Records 01000
Financial and operating statements, annual reports, annual meeting and other administrative records, and subject files of this Weyerhaeuser-related lumber products company founded in Rock Island, Illinois, in 1859. Included are data on prices of logs and lumber products, labor costs, personnel, marketing, insurance, freight rates, and operation of the plant. The officers included Frederick Carl August Denkmann, Adele Guye Riesenberg, and John P. Weyerhaeuser.
SECRETARY OF STATE: An Inventory of Its Land Survey Field Notes and Related Records gr00507
Field notebooks kept by federal government surveyors as they laid out the exterior and subdivision lines of each Minnesota township. Also an interior index, resurvey field notes, and related records.
Secretary of State: An Inventory of Its Land Survey Miscellaneous Records gr00505
Assorted records documenting activities involving various aspects of the land survey, including materials on surveying of islands and the state's western and northern boundaries; resurveying; projects to microfiche, 1972-1981, and electronically image, 1990-1994, the land survey field notes; U. S. Department of Interior letters and opinions, 1908-1911; lists of deputy surveyors, 1981; procedures for government land office surveyors, 1983; and land area by townships, 1950. Also two Bibles, 1831, 1845, used to administer the official oaths to the public land surveyors.
Secretary of State: An Inventory of Its Land Survey Plats gr00508
Plat drawings of Minnesota townships made by the U. S. surveyor general's office in St. Paul from the field notes of deputy surveyors. The records include a set of microfiche reproductions of the plats (1847-1984), including an index created in circa 1984; the official set of plats (1848-2002), which are ink on paper and linen and vary in size; and resurvey plats (2006-2011).
Secretary of State: An Inventory of Its Land Survey Summary Sheets gr00506
Summary sheets detailing the location of the meander posts, description of interior section corners and interior quarter section corners, and description of the quality of soil and timber on the township lines and interior sectional lines.
Secretary of State: An Inventory of Its Official Letters, Communications, and Railroad Liens gr00509
Records of and indexes to documents received for filing in the secretary of state's office, including city charters, certificates of incorporation for villages, notices of village charter amendments, appointments and resignations of state officers, notices of election, oaths of office, attorney general's opinions, governor's proclamations and vetoes, reports of state officers, railroad liens, maps, services of process, and applications for trademark registration (1893-1900).
SIGURD F. OLSON: An Inventory of His Papers 00316
Correspondence, graduate school papers, published and unpublished literary manuscripts, book drafts and publication proofs, film scripts, a bio-bibliography, maps, photographs, research notes, subject files, minutes, speeches and lecture material, schedules, newspaper and magazine clippings, reports, surveys, land use studies and proposals, newsletters, and other printed material related to the literary career and environmental advocacy of Sigurd F. Olson, one of Minnesota's leading outdoor writers and wilderness preservationists.
SINCLAIR LEWIS: An Inventory of His Papers 01001
Originals and photocopies of four unrelated letters and a series of correspondence with Saturday Evening Post editors, primarily George H. Lorimer.
Soldiers Home: An Inventory of Its Commandant/Administrator Subject Files gr00476
The files cover the daily operation of the home and its relationship with various private organizations and government agencies, including the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the state Department of Health, Veterans Administration, Minneapolis Star/Tribune, Vietnam Veterans' Awareness Council, and Works' Progress Administration. Topics covered include other national and state soldiers homes, a pheasant day dinner, chemical dependency, engineer's reports, and legislation. Also included are 1931-1934 materials recovered from the Building 9 (hospital) cornerstone in 2009.
SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE: An Inventory of Their Records p1353
Original, microfilmed, and photocopied records of the lighthouse keepers, containing daily entries on station activities and upkeep; expenditures; weather; shipping conditions; visitors; and social events on Lake Superior's north shore during the shipping season.
Stearns County: Assessor: An Inventory of Its Assessment Rolls gr00498
Assessment rolls for the civil subdivisions of Stearns County, recording the value of taxable real and personal property for the years 1855-1901 and sample years 1910-1911, 1920-1921, 1930-1931, 1940-1941, 1950-1951, 1960-1961, 1979-1971, and 1980-1981. The set is incomplete for the early years.
THOMAS J. CHEETHAM: An Inventory of His Family Papers 00950
Cheetham correspondence Written correspondence (1855-1886) and typed transcriptions of four letters (1862-1863) written principally between a Minnesota homesteader and his wife regarding their move to Anoka and his service with the Minnesota Eighth Regiment, Company A during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War.



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THURSDAY CLUB (SAINT PAUL, MINN.): An Inventory of Its Records 00408
Constitutions, minutes, an early membership list, yearbooks containing the club's annual programs, membership rosters, and secretary's report, treasurer's books and reports, scrapbooks; and miscellaneous papers (including a few manuscripts written by club members) documenting the activities of a Saint Paul women's literary and intellectual society organized on May 14, 1894.
TWIN CITIES ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT: An Inventory of Its Plant Files 00684
Facility blueprints, company newspapers, photographs, reports, procedures, and other printed material documenting a small arms and artillery ammunition plant operated by Federal Cartridge Corporation in Arden Hills, Minnesota, from 1942 to 1992. Photographs, mainly of machinery and building sites but including work stoppages/labor strikes and some personnel, constitute the collection's bulk. Reports include both fire and explosion investigations (1952) and standard operating procedures (1966, 1969). Begun as the Twin Cities Ordnance Plant, the site was renamed the Arsenal (1946) and the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (1963).
Washington County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00113
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Washington 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.
West Metro Medical Society Alliance: An Inventory of Its Records 00998
Scrapbooks, administrative records, officers' and committee files, and other records of an organization established in 1910 as the Woman's Auxiliary to the Hennepin County Medical Society, whose membership was open to the wives and widows of members of the Hennepin County Medical Society.
WEYERHAEUSER FAMILY: An Inventory of Their Papers P930
Business and personal papers of Minnesota lumber magnate Frederick Weyerhaeuser and his descendants. There is information about the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company and various subsidiary and affiliated companies, and about family members and their activities.
WILLIAM BLAKE DEAN AND FAMILY: An Inventory of Their Papers P1444
Correspondence, biographical and genealogical materials, newspaper clippings, reminiscences, organizational papers, family memorabilia, and miscellany documenting the career of this St. Paul (Minn.) hardware dealer and the lives of members of his family.
William E. Frenzel: An Inventory of His Papers 00036
Congressional papers and office files (1970-1992) of a third district Republican congressman from Minnesota (1971-1991) who later (1990-) served as a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. The material focuses largely on Frenzel's work on the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Trade and the House Administration Committee, and his efforts at Brookings to secure passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (1993). Brookings Institution files (1990-2000) include information about Frenzel's efforts to secure passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (1993). There is a small amount of material from Frenzel's years in the Minnesota House of Representatives (1963-1969).
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.

New and Revised Catalog Records - January 2012

Name/Abstract
John Dougherty Papers, 1950-1952.
Correspondence and papers of John Alley Dougherty of St. Paul, who served with the 27th Infantry during the Korean War.
Marjorie C. Carol Papers, 1927-2010.
Papers of Marjorie Child Carol (1942-2010), adopted daughter of Lewis W. and Katherine (Shenehon) Child, documenting her life as a folklorist, lesbian, and resident of Minnesota's North Shore.

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