What's New

NHPRC Basic Project Grant

This past June, we completed the first half of our 18-month National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Basic Project grant to process and catalog 4,700 cubic feet of backlogged government records and manuscripts acquisitions. During this period the grant team completed 368 acquisitions of 2,091 cubic feet resulting in 486 catalog records and 400 finding aids.

Early project results indicate complete processing and cataloging rates of 1 hour per cubic foot for government records and 2-1/2 hours per cubic foot for manuscripts.

Other projects focused on our reserve items and nationally significant collections have resulted in a fast-growing body of digital content. Digital versions are now available for portions of the papers of James J. Hill, Louis W. Hill, Harold Stassen, Walter Mondale, our sheet music collections, and reserve items related to the Civil War, U.S.-Dakota relations, the James-Younger raid on the Northfield bank, and the criminal history files of notorious 1930s era gangsters such as John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd.

With all these projects over the past year, we added 630 new finding aids and over 5000 digital files. But more significantly, we saw a 9% increase in the number of archival boxes that were used by visitors in our library! We believe this increased use can be attributed to increased access and discoverability.


Cubic Feet 44% Complete

Acquistitions 71% Complete



Learn more about the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and how its strategic plan helps support non-federal institutions like the Minnesota Historical Society.

NHPRC logo


New and Revised Finding Aids - July-August 2011

John E. Baxter papers.
Three letters regarding the Lake Shetek massacre of 1862. Two of the letters (1925, 1932) from J. M. Duley recount his experience in the massacre; a single letter (1937) by J. E. Eastlick contributes family information. Baxter received these letters because he was instrumental in the establishment of a monument about the massacre.
Beltrami County: An Inventory of Its Community Health Services Records gr00350
Administrative records, including policies, minutes, and agendas of the North Country Community Health Services governing and advisory boards and the public health nursing service board and staff.
Beltrami County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr00349
Records documenting a wide variety of the duties and activities of the auditor.
Beltrami County: Board of County Commissioners: An Inventory of Its Records gr00347
Records documenting the duties and activities of the board.
Beltrami County: Equalization Board: Equalization Board records
The Beltrami County Board of Equalization met as required by law to decide classifications or valuations of county properties; included with in the packets are minutes and other attachments related to each meeting's content.
Beltrami County: Sheriff: An Inventory of Its Records gr00346
Jail registers (1899-1998), list of automobile owners in Beltrami County (1918), and law enforcement center annual report (1978).
Beltrami County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Records gr00345
Records documenting the administration and activities of the superintendent of school's office.
Virginia E. McKnight Binger and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00906
Correspondence, clippings, photographs, writings, and ephemera concerning Virginia Edith McKnight Binger, a Minnesota philanthropist and her family.
Blue Earth County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Civil and Criminal Registers of Actions and Indexes gr00390
Registers of actions for civil (1854-1950) and criminal (1854-1961) cases.
Blue Earth County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Record Books gr00392
Miscellaneous orders book and index (1853-1885) and miscellaneous record book (circa 1880-1965).
Blue Earth County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Torrens Dockets gr00391
Docket books that provide a record of documents filed, orders issued, and other court actions in each case.
Blue Earth County: Probate Court: An Inventory of Its Probate Actions Registers and Indexes gr00393
Registers of documents filed and actions taken in individual probate, guardianship, and insanity cases.
Drawing of waterways in Blue Earth and Waseca counties
Drawing showing waterways of a portion of Blue Earth and adjacent Waseca counties, noting legal descriptions of townships.
Brainerd State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Admission and Discharge Records gr00367
Records of patient admission and discharge at the hospital.
Brainerd State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Committee Files gr00368
Minutes, accompanied by correspondence, memos, reports, and background materials, of administrative, employee, professional specialty, and special-purpose committees.
Brainerd State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Correspondence and Subject Files gr00369
Correspondence, memos, reports, newsletters, minutes, and other material regarding the hospital staff and patients, professional associations, legislation, government programs, other state institutions, hospital population statistics, budgets, and other matters relating to the operation of the hospital.
Brainerd State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Death Records gr00366
Record of patients who died at Brainerd State Hospital/Regional Human Services Center.
Brainerd State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Minnesota Learning Center Records gr00365
Management group minutes, annual reports including program descriptions, other program analyses and reports, Learning Center manuals, and a roster.
Brainerd State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Annual Reports
Reports documenting the activities and accomplishments of the hospital.
Benjamin Wetherill Brunson and family papers
Fiftieth wedding anniversary announcement (1896), Ramsey County land deed (1850), and two obituaries (1898) for Benjamin W. Brunson, an early (1847) St. Paul, Minnesota settler, 8th Minnesota Regiment Civil War officer, and state legislator. Includes a printed sheet on Red Rock Methodist mission house near St. Paul and Brunson's father, Reverend Alfred Brunson. Also includes a plan of Fort Alexandria, surveyed and platted by Ben W. Brunson and Ehud N. Darling.
Burlington Northern Clown Club and Band: An Inventory of Its Records 00903
Correspondence, directories of members, performance materials and recordings of performances of the Burlington Northern Clown Club and Band.
Margery Myrle Jenson Burns: An Inventory of Her Papers. 00951
Correspondence, news clippings, scrapbooks, articles, stories, plays, speeches and related papers of Margery Burns, an author, newspaper columnist, Republican activist, lobbyist, and farm wife from Milan, Minnesota.
Joseph Cadotte Affidavit
Affidavit, in French, of Joseph Cadotte, detailing the retaking of Fort Gibraltar (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on the Red River by Miles Macdonnell and the Hudson's Bay Company.
Discharge certificate of Private William R. Champlin, 1865.
Discharge certificate of Private William R. Champlin of Company B, Sixth Minnesota.
Thomas J. Cheetham: An Inventory of His Family Papers 00950
Written correspondence (1855-1886) and typed transcriptions of four letters (1862-1863) written principally between Minnesota homesteader and his wife regarding their move to Anoka and his service with the Minnesota Eighth Regiment, Company A during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Clarke, Hopewell. Letters to His Mother, 1881.
Four letters from Hopewell Clarke at Saint Cloud and Little Falls, Minnesota, and at Hills Camp, to his mother relating his excitement about beginning survey work in north central Minnesota and his sadness about breaking up with his girlfriend.
Clay County: Auditor: Miscellaneous Records
Wolf bounty record books and motor vehicle index,
Clay County: Independent School District No. 152, Moorhead: Records.
Treasurer's book covering the first nine years of the school.
Clay County: Assessor: An Inventory of Its Assessment Rolls gr00371
Assessment rolls for the civil subdivisions of Clay County, recording the value of taxable real and personal property.
Clay County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Tax Lists gr00372
Tax lists for the civil divisions of Clay County, recording the taxes accessed and paid on real and personal property owned by the residents.
Clay County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Superintendent's Subject Files gr00373
Most of the files relate to school district reorganization, dissolution, and consolidation (primarily 1940s-1950s).
Carol Connolly: An Inventory of Her Family Papers 00149
Correspondence, minutes, memoranda, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and other printed material documenting the activities of St. Paul resident Carol McLellan Connolly in feminist groups; in the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party; in Twin Cities artistic, literary, and theatrical organizations; and on the St. Paul Human Rights Commission (1978-1980s).
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.
Dreis' Old Reliable Drug Store: Recipe Ledger.
Recipe ledger of Dreis' Old Reliable Drug Store, St. Paul, and its predecessor, P.J. Dreis Drug Store, containing recipes for prescriptions and remedies, advertisements from drug manufacturers, and general hints for good business practices.
Bob Dylan. Temporary Like Achilles.
Manuscript copies of two versions of the lyrics for the song "Temporary Like Achilles" from Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" album. Dylan, a composer and pop singer known for devising and popularizing folk-rock in the 1960s, was born May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota as Robert Zimmerman.
Elim Covenant Church (Saint Paul, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 00938
Administrative records, member records, operating records, records of organizations within the congregation, subject files, and records of the treasurer and financial secretary of a St. Paul church begun by Swedish-Americans. Some of the material is in Swedish.
Fergus Falls State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Admission and Discharge Records gr00355
Daily (1890-1899), county (1892-1951), and monthly (1909-1950, 1966-1998) admission and discharge records and patient index cards (1890-2006).
Fergus Falls State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Architectural Drawings gr00357
Drawings of the nurses dormitory building (1906), alterations to the west detached building (1907), and topography and record survey (plot plan, 1922).
Fergus Falls State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Casebooks gr00352
Personal and medical histories of each patient admitted to the hospital.
Fergus Falls State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Farm Records gr00356
Records documenting the institution's farm, which began operation in 1891 and closed in 1969.
Flinn, Mary,1912-1990. Joseph R. Brown research materials, 1938-2009.
Research manuscript on Joseph R. Brown, including transcripts of notes copied from original sources, newspaper clippings, and articles compiled by Flinn; also includes original letters from Judge Julius E. Haycraft, A.A. Davison, and George G. Allanson that are incorporated into the manuscript; and a transcript of the manuscript typed and annotated by Linda M. Waggoner (2009)
Robbins Gilman and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00802
Correspondence, diaries, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed materials, genealogical information, and some early family papers of Robbins Gilman and his wife Catheryne Cooke Gilman of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also includes papers documenting the activities of their son Logan Drinker and his wife Rhoda Raasch Gilman and their daughters Betsy (Elizabeth) and Carolyn, and papers of Leonard O. and Rhoda (Kimbro) Raasch, Rhoda Gilman's parents. Papers from other family members and related families are also present.
Hall, Ted. World War II-era letters, 1943.
Approximately 45 World War II-era letters received by Hall from his mother, his father, and others, while he was serving in the merchant marine during World War II. Also included is a letter from ethnographer and ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore.
Harmony Unlimited: And Inventory of Its Scrapbooks and Administrative Records 00925
Minutes, programs, photographs, and scrapbooks of a singing organization affiliated with the Nathan Hale Elementary School of the Minneapolis School District.
Hemlock Society of the Upper Midwest. Society Records, 1985-2000.
Records of an organization advocating that terminally or hopelessly ill persons should have the right to die at the time and place and under the circumstances of their own choosing.
Hennepin County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Tax Lists gr00265
Tax lists for the civil subdivisions of Hennepin County, recording the taxes assessed and paid on real and personal property for the years 1860-1901 and sample years 1910-1911, 1920-1921, 1930-1931, 1940-1941, 1950-1951, 1960-1961, and 1980-1981. There are no tax lists for 1876-1878.
James Hinds letter
Autographed letter signed by James Hinds of St. Peter to his mother detailing a meeting with John Other Day and Other Day's actions during the U.S.-Dakota War, discussing the upcoming removal of the Winnebago to the Upper Missouri, and mentioning continuing safety concerns on the frontier.
Isanti County: Assessor: An Inventory of Its Assessment Rolls gr00429
Assessment rolls for the civil subdivisions of Isanti County, recording the value of taxable real and personal property.
Isanti County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr00428
Wolf bounty records (1893-1899), school petitions (1880s-1890s), and school district plats (1894-1951).
Isanti County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Tax Lists gr00427
Tax lists for the civil subdivisions of Isanti County, recording taxes assessed and paid on real and personal property.
Isanti County (Minn.). School District No. 44, Springvale Township. Treasurer's books.
Treasurer's books, 1939-1950.
Arthur Bates and Amy Jerome Jennings: An Inventory of Their Diaries 00927
Diaries of Arthur Bates Jennings, a Twin Cities organist, professor, and choir director; and those of his wife, Amy Jerome Jennings.
Herschel V. Jones and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00910
Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, clippings, financial records, photographs, business papers, and miscellany concerning Herschel V. Jones, a Minneapolis newspaper owner; his wife and children; particularly his daughter, Tessie W. Jones and son, Carl W. Jones and his wife, Helen T.; grandchildren Waring, Winton, and Thirza; and extended family members.
Charles A. Kelly: An Inventory of His Papers 00897
Papers of Charles A. Kelly relating to Ernest F. Oberholtzer and the Ernest F. Oberholtzer Foundation, including correspondence with Oberholtzer (1936-1971); biographical data on Oberholtzer; documents relating to the Oberholtzer trust and estate (1962-1987), the publication of his 1912 journal (1984-1989), and the use of Mallard Island (1981-1984); correspondence and miscellaneous papers of the Ernest F. Oberholtzer Foundation (1980-2008) including minutes and reports of and for the foundation; and correspondence of Edward N. (Ted) and Rody Hall with Mallard Island visitors (1983).
Norman W. Kittson: An Inventory of His Papers 00957
Fur trade account books (1851-1853, 1863-1866) and miscellaneous papers pertaining to lands, accounts, and other investments of this fur trader and businessman who came to Minnesota in 1834, eventually settling in St. Paul.
Gordon C. Krantz: An Inventory of His Papers 00932
World War II-era letters, professional papers, and an unpublished autobiography of a psychologist and vocational rehabilitation specialist.
Audrey Larson: An Inventory of Her Pepin Academy of Fashion Correspondence and Course Papers. 00959
Lessons, patterns, test results, correspondence, and certificate of completion from the Professional Pattern Design correspondence course of the Pepin Academy of Fashion, Minneapolis.
Brewer Mattocks and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00912
Correspondence, diaries, transcripts, certificates, legal documents, military orders and reports, and photographs related to a Minnesota physician's Civil War service and family history.
Minnesota Smoke-Free Coalition: An Inventory of Its Records 00904
Historical data (1980s-2004), minutes of board (1984-2007) and executive committee (1985-2007) meetings, legislation files (1985-2005), and subject files (1984-2006) of a public advocacy organization formed to reduce the harms of tobacco use.
Minnesota Dental Hygienists Association: An Inventory of Its Records 00929
Historical materials, organizational documents, minutes, meeting files, administrative files, newsletters, scrapbooks, financial records, and component (regional unit) records of this professional advocacy organization.
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.
Minnesota Historical Society. Mexican American History Project: An Inventory of St. Paul Mexican American Community Collections 00967
Church records, invitations, news clippings, printed materials and related papers compiled by a number of Mexican-American religious, educational, and community organizations in St. Paul.
Minnesota Schuhplattlers: An Inventory of Its Scrapbooks 00935
Scrapbooks and photographs of a Minnesota dance organization for performing and studying Austrian and Bavarian traditional folk dances.
Minnesota Senior Federation. Metropolitan Region: An Inventory of Its Records 00964
The collection documents the formation of the state and metropolitan federations, their administration, legislative advocacy, and member services, as well as their health care and housing programs. Included are minutes, annual and financial reports, leadership manuals, assembly proceedings, committee files, program files and convention programs. Also included are grant proposals, service provider agreements, long range plans, legislative reports, public testimony, drug price surveys, internal newsletters, membership files, flyers and pamphlets, and video recordings. A large portion of the collection relates to the various health programs created or promoted by the federations including the prescription drug importation programs Rx Express and CanadaRx. Materials from the Federation Pharmacy Services Inc., Senior Federation Services, Senior Housing Inc., Senior Partners Care and the Medicare Justice Coalition are also contained.
National Association of Cost Accountants: Minneapolis Chapter records
Correspondence, including program notices and member updates, and issues of the Coordinator, the chapter newsletter, retained by Frank B. Slaughter, assistant secretary-treasurer, Andersen Corporation
National Family Insurance Corporation (Ramsey, Minn.). Corporate records, 1959-1996.
Corporate records, including organizational documents and minutes of board of directors and annual meetings of a firm incorporated in 1959 in Minnesota for the purpose of selling all lines of insurance except life and funeral benefit.
Nelson, Carl Oscar, 1894-1965. World War I-era Letters, 1917-1919.
Correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Carl Oscar Nelson (1894-1965), principally to his fiancé (later wife) Edith W. Rignell (1893-1981), documenting a vacation trip to Sarona, Wisconsin (May 1917), their marriage (June 4, 1917), and his service in and around Bordeaux and Dinard, France, with Company B, 32nd Engineers, American Expeditionary Forces. The letters describe in great detail Nelson's social life, travels, and impressions in France; they do not detail his military experiences.
Nursing Board: An Inventory of Its Minutes and Agendas gr00375
Minutes, 1907-1973, agendas (no minutes), 1985-1991, and agendas and minutes, 1992-1997, of the board.
Nursing Board: An Inventory of Its Nursing Education Program Files gr00374
These records are from nursing school programs that were in existence after 1990. Some may have closed since that date.
Nursing Board: An Inventory of Its Nursing Education Program Files (Closed) gr00376
Files of nursing education programs terminated prior to 1992.
Ernest C. Oberholtzer: An Inventory of His Papers 00353
Papers of Ernest Carl Oberholtzer, noted conservationist, explorer, and wilderness philosopher of the Rainy Lake area. He is most closely associated with the Quetico-Superior Council of which he was a founder (1928) and president; with the President's Quetico-Superior Committee, on which he served from 1934-1968; and in general with the struggle to preserve the wilderness character of the border lakes region between the United States and Canada, especially as a founder and officer (1937-1967 of the Wilderness Society.
Ernest C. Oberholtzer: Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Papers of Ernest Oberholtzer M530
A guide to the microfilmed edition of the papers of Ernest Carl Oberholtzer, noted conservationist, explorer, wilderness philosopher, and authority on the Minnesota-Ontario boundary lakes and the Ojibwe (Chippewa) Indians of the Rainy Lake area, He is most closely associated with the Quetico-Superior Council and the long struggle to preserve the wilderness character of the border lakes region between the United States and Canada.
Olmsted County: School District No. 50/1337, Dover Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00297
Attendance register, clerk's books, class records, library accession book, pupil record, transportation reports, and school census.
Olmsted County: School District No. 110, Quincy Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00298
Attendance registers, clerk's books, class records, dissolution record, library accession book, and school census.
Olmsted County: School District No. 123, Dover Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00299
Attendance registers, clerk's books, class records, dissolution record, pupil personnel data, school census, and library, textbook, and equipment records.
Olmsted County: School District 55, Quincy Township: School census
School census (1947-1950).
Olmsted County: School District 60, Quincy Township: School census
School census (1950-1952).
Olmsted County: School District 122, Elmira Township: Records
Clerk's (1949-1954) and treasurer's (1929-1954) books and school census (1947-1952).
Trina Porte: An Inventory of Her Papers 00486
Diaries, correspondence, high school and college papers, poetry, and activism files documenting the childhood, young adulthood, education, family dynamics, romantic relationships, sexual orientation, and protest activities of a Minneapolis lesbian and radical feminist. The collection also describes Porte's volunteer and professional work as a stagehand in Twin Cities and New York theaters as well as her interest in poetic expression.
Public Safety Dept.: Commissioner's Office: An Inventory of Its Correspondence gr00054
General correspondence with citizens and with local civic and law enforcement officials regarding all aspects of the department's operations and public interactions.
Public Safety Dept.: Commissioner's Office: An Inventory of Its Subject Files gr00055
Subject files from the office of the commissioner consisting predominantly of interoffice memoranda and correspondence with public safety department divisions.
Quetico-Superior Council: An Inventory of Its Records 00359
Correspondence, scrapbooks, publications, memoranda, reports, speeches, financial records, and other materials (mainly for 1927-1950) documenting an organization established in 1928 to work for the preservation of wilderness values in the Rainy Lake and Pigeon River watersheds of northern Minnesota and Ontario. Some of this area is now part of the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota and Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario.
Railroad and Warehouse Commission: An Inventory of Its Finance Docket Files gr00118
Finance docket case files of the Interstate Commerce Commission involving railroads doing business in Minnesota; they were seeking authority from the ICC to issue bonds to finance permanent improvements or additions to road mileage or equipment.
Railroad and Warehouse Commission: An Inventory of Its Railroad Records, Miscellaneous gr00354
Railroad Commissioner's record book, indexes to railroad stations, Railroad Commissioner's Map of Minnesota; analyses of construction history and gratuities received by original railroad construction entities; map showing coal and grain rates; list of incorporated railroads not built, 1853-1925, and return of gross earnings of railroads.
Railroad and Warehouse Commission: An Inventory of Its Railroad Tariff Records gr00116
Indexes of railroad rates and tariffs submitted to the commission from railroad companies and published railroad rates and tariffs; freight tariffs; and miscellaneous tariffs submitted by railroads, barge lines, and motor freight carriers.
Railroad and Warehouse Commission: An Inventory of Its Subject Files gr00117
Subject files documenting a wide variety of topics dealt with by the commission.
Railroad and Warehouse Commission: Transit and telephone exhibit files
Reports, statistics, correspondence, and exhibits gathered for commission hearings on several state-wide transit and telephone companies.
Railroad and Warehouse Commission: An Inventory of Its Transit Proceedings ("RRCC" Files) and Dockets gr00351
Rate case proceedings and dockets for common carriers operating in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and St. Cloud.
Railroad and Warehouse Commission: An Inventory of Its Tri-State Telephone and Telegraph Company Files gr00353
Records concerning the consolidation of telephones and division of territory between the Tri-State Telephone and Telegraph Company and the Northwestern Telephone Exchange Company.
Cheri Register: An Inventory of Her When Women Went Public Interview Transcripts 00965
Transcripts of background interviews conducted by Cheri Register for her article When women went public: feminist reforms in the 1970s, which was published in Minnesota history magazine 61/2 (summer 2008).
Revenue Department: An Inventory of Its Driscoll (Bev) Subject Files gr00363
Subject files documenting the duties of Driscoll, Tax System Support Head.
Revenue Department: Assistant Commissioner's Office: Lahti (Dwight) subject files
Correspondence documenting the daily administration of the Revenue Department during Lahti's years as assistant commissioner.
Revenue Department: Commissioner's Office: An Inventory of Its Governor's Office Correspondence Files gr00361
Memos to and from the governor and lieutenant governor concerning department activities and operations and constituent correspondence.
Revenue Department: Commissioner's Office: An Inventory of Its Girard (Jim) Files gr00362
Correspondence and subject files documenting the daily administration of the Revenue Department during Girard's years commissioner
Revenue Department: Commissioner's Office: An Inventory of Its Legislative Files gr00364
Files documenting the Revenue Department's legislative activities.
Revenue Department: Commissioner's Office: An Inventory of Its Smith (Matthew G.) Correspondence gr00388
Correspondence and related papers documenting various operations and interests of the Revenue Department. Smith served as commissioner (1994-1996) and deputy commissioner (1996-1999).
Revenue Department: Property Equalization Division: An Inventory of Its Records gr00343
Records documenting the activities of this division, including abstracts of assessments for real and personal property; county conference files, and reassessment and investigations files.
David Richardson and Family Papers
Correspondence and transcriptions of letters between David Richardson, his wife Catherine Cameron Richardson, and their children Ella and Irving. Most of the letters describe Richardson's service in the Civil War while he was stationed at Fort Wadsworth, Dakota Territory, and Fort Ridgely
Joseph Rolette letter
Autograph letter signed, Joseph Rolette to Major Thomas Floyd Smith regarding debt to Captain Alexander Seymour Hooe, and discussing an unidentified "boy" slave who has sued for his freedom on account of having lived in free territory.
Saint Paul Foundation: An Inventory of Its Records 00666
Microfiche grant files, including correspondence, proposals, and related records, detailing this private foundation's support of many social, charitable, environmental, municipal, educational, and cultural organizations in the Twin Cities area. Includes similar records of the Mardag Foundation, the F. R. Bigelow Foundation, and the Minnesota Foundation.
Roger E. Schulz Camp Cusson autograph album, circa 1933-1941.
Autograph album of Roger E. Schulz giving signatures and addresses of co-workers in Company 725 at the Civilian Conservation Corps' Camp Cusson S-52, near Orr, St. Louis County, Minnesota.
Robert J. Sheran: Collected letters regarding legal experiences
Letters received from attorneys and court officials regarding their personal experiences in Minnesota's legal system.
Sibley County: Recorder: An Inventory of Its Records gr00389
Records kept by the county recorder, including deed records (1856-1905), marriage records (1864-1990) and certificates and licenses (1863-1950), death records and certificates (1870-2001), township death and birth records (1864-1910), and birth records (1857-1973).
Southern Minnesota Historical Assembly: An Inventory of Its Records 00924
Records of the Southern Minnesota Historical Assembly, formerly known as the First District Historical Assembly, organized to preserve, disseminate, and stimulate interest in local history in the Southeastern Minnesota counties.
Samuel C. Stambaugh letters.
Two letters associated with Samuel C. Stambaugh. In one letter (1835) Stambaugh writes from Fort Snelling (Minn.) to his wife, A. S., describing his troops’ 16-day march from Prairie du Chien (Wis.) being delayed by a blizzard near Red Wing (Minn.). A forwarding note by A. S. includes details on her stay with the family of French trader Joe Rolette. In the second letter (1841) Henry H. Sibley writes to Colonel Stambaugh regarding the sale of Pike's Island and Jean-Baptiste Faribault.
Stearns County: Probate Court: An Inventory of Its Probate Case Files and Index gr00278
Case files (microfilm) and index covering circa 1857-1891 (unfilmed original).
Stearns County:An Inventory of Its Marriage, Birth, and Death Records gr00279
Marriage records (1916-circa 1980) and index (1904-1980), birth records (1916-1982) and index (1916-1980), and death records (1916-1982) and index (1917-1964).
Henry Hyman Straw and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00954
Diaries and an account book kept by Henry Hyman Straw, a farmer in Saratoga Township, Winona County, Minnesota; an Equity Grange minute book (1876-1880); labels for Dr. Peckham's Genuine Healing Balsam (made by Henry Ingalls of Saratoga); and a family history of the Straw, Hesli, DeGroat and Oberdick families by Thomas E. Straw (2009).
Dale G. Swanson: An Inventory of His Minnesota School District Collective Bargaining Agreements 00934
Contracts between Minnesota school districts and collective bargaining units, especially principals.
Allen White Tiffany: An Inventory of His Letters 00956
Includes two letters and one envelope of 2nd Lieutenant Allen White Tiffany of Company H, Ninth Minnesota, while a Confederate prisoner-of-war in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as some biographical information.
Towne, Albert L., [Letter, 1863 April 23] Fulton, Tennessee [to] Clarissa A. Towne, Worth County, Iowa
Letter to Clarissa A. Towne (sister) from Fulton, Tennessee, describing obstacles faced by the 4th Minnesota Regiment en route to Vicksburg. Albert Towne was at that time a corporal with Company B of the 32nd Iowa Volunteers.
Twin Cities Archives Round Table: An Inventory of Its Records 00913
Minutes, correspondence, financial and membership records, meeting files, newsletters, and brochures of a regional archival association based in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.
Twin Cities Free-Net, inc. Corporate records, 1994-1999.
Minutes, by-laws, correspondence, and financial records of a Minneapolis-based, non-profit corporation organized to create a computer communications system accessible to members of the Twin Cities and surrounding communities without cost.
Ulstrom, Mary Janet McGrath. Letters to her Family, 1949-1950.
Letters from the wife of an army doctor stationed in Frankfurt, Germany, to her family in Minneapolis, reflecting life in the army in post-war Germany, trips taken while stationed there, and the raising of their child in this setting. Includes a few letters written by her husband to his family, also in Minneapolis.
Union City Mission Scrapbook
Scrapbook of materials relating to the Union City Mission, which provided services to down-and-out men at facilities in the skid row district of downtown Minneapolis.
United and Children's Hospitals Retirees Club: An Inventory of Its Records 00931
Historical data; administrative files; and scrapbooks of a social and fund-raising organization formed in 1986 to encourage social interaction among retirees of United and Children's hospitals and predecessors St. Luke's, Charles T. Miller, and Riverview Memorial hospitals.
United States. President's Quetico-Superior Committee: An Inventory of Its Records 00079
Correspondence, minutes (1934-74), printed materials, newspaper clippings, newsletters and news releases (1947-73), maps (1938-1950s), and legal files documenting the many activities of a committee established on June 30, 1934, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order No. 6783, to deal directly with U.S. government agencies in matters relating to conservation, preservation, and use of wilderness lands in northeastern Minnesota. The committee worked closely with the Quetico-Superior Council, a private organization sharing the same goals.
Wadsworth, Charles. Letters to His Mother, 1888.
Two letters from Charles Wadsworth, Jr., Presbyterian minister from Philadelphia, to his mother describing his impressions of St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Lake Minnetonka during a July 1888 visit, one on letterhead of the Hotel Ryan (St. Paul) and the other on letterhead of Hotel West (Minneapolis)
Herbert Wheaton and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers P2321
Papers of the publisher (1912-1952) of a small-town weekly newspaper (Hokah, Houston County, Minn.) documenting his political and social opinions, Republican politics in Minnesota, the operation of the Hokah Chief newspaper, and incidentally, his teaching career (1898-1910) and his local insurance agency.
Henry Gilbert White: An Inventory of His Papers 00966
Print and semi-print materials, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers related to the education and work of Henry Gilbert White; including his school days in China; his forestry education and work in various parts of the United States; his experiences in civil administration for the U.S. military in Japan and Korea; and his economic development work in the Far East, the Philippines, U.S. Trust Territories (such as Guam, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands), and in Europe.
Thomas S. Williamson: An Inventory of His Papers 00952
Correspondence, articles, and accounts of this physician who was also (1835-1862) a missionary to the Dakota Indians at Lac Qui Parle and Kaposia, Minnesota.
Henry Wilson Indian Expedition Records
Letters regarding on expedition into the Sisseton country to seek surrender of men implicated in a murder.
Winona County: Assessor: An Inventory of Its Assessment Rolls gr00395
Microfilmed and original assessment rolls for the civil subdivisions of Winona County, recording the value of taxable real and personal property for the years 1858-1860, 1864-1886 (even years only), 1887-1901, 1940-1941, 1950-1951, and 1960-1961.
Winona County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Warrant Registers gr00400
A record of payments from county funds authorized by the county auditor.
Winona County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Delinquent Tax Lists gr00399
Delinquent tax lists for Winona County containing name of land or property holder, legal description of the land, valuation of the property and the amount of tax.
Winona County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Tax Lists gr00397
Tax lists for the civil subdivisions of Winona County, recording taxes assessed and paid on real and personal property for the years 1856-1859 and 1861-1901.
Winona County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr00396
Records kept by the county auditor, including wolf bounty papers, lists of town and village officers, road records, school district plats, and mother's pension records.
Winona County: Extension Service: Records
Annual report (1937) and minutes of the Agricultural Extension Committee (1923-1970).
Winona County: Independent School District No.858, St. Charles: An Inventory of Its Records gr00293
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district.
Winona County: School District No. 21/2561, Utica Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00285
Attendance registers, clerk's and treasurer's books, class records, set-off record, textbook record, and school census.
Winona County: School District No. 10/2551, Saratoga Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00284
Attendance registers, class record books, clerk's and treasurer's books, library records, pupil record, and school census.
Winona County: School District No. 41/2574, Elba Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00286
Attendance registers, class records, clerk's and treasurer's books, library accession book, daily program, and school census.
Winona County: School District No. 42/2575, Elba Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00287
Attendance registers, class records, clerk's and treasurer's books, library accession book, daily program, examination class list, warranty deeds, and school census.
Winona County: School District No. 53/2583, Saratoga Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00288
Attendance registers, class records, clerk's and treasurer's books, examination class list, pupil records, school census, and teacher's daily register.
Winona County: School District No. 54/2584, Saratoga Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00289
Attendance registers, class record books, clerk's and treasurer's books, progress report, library and textbook records, and school census.
Winona County: School District No. 55/2585, Saratoga Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00300
Attendance registers, student records, clerk's and treasurer's books, progress report, library and textbook records, progress report, and school census.
Winona County: School District No. 57/2587, St. Charles Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00290
Attendance registers, clerk's and treasurer's books, class records, examination class list, school census, textbook and equipment record, teacher's reports, and district map.
Winona County: School District No. 58/2588, St. Charles Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00291
Attendance registers, clerk's and treasurer's books, class records, school district dissolution, and school census.
Winona County: School District No. 59/2589, St. Charles Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00292
Attendance register, clerk's and treasurer's books, class records, pupil record, school district dissolution, library accession and textbook records, teacher's reports, and school census.
Winona County: School District No. 61/2590, St. Charles Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00294
Attendance registers, clerk's and treasurer's books, class records, examination class list, and school census.
Winona County: School District No. 80/2604, Saratoga Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00295
Attendance registers, class records, clerk's and treasurer's books, dissolution of school district, textbook record, and school census.
Winona County: School District No. 95, Elba Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00282
School district record, clerk's books, complete combination records, and attendance registers.
Winona County: School District No. 107, Elba Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00296
Attendance registers, class records, library accession book, pupil personnel data, and school census.
Winona County: School District No. 119/2630, Elba Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00281
Class record books, school census, pupil personal data, and record of former teachers, pupils, and board members (1905-1948).
Winona County: School District 8/2549, Saratoga Township: Records
Clerk's books (1950-1967), class record (1930-1935), and school census (1947-1965).
Winona County: School District 9/2550, St. Charles Township: School census
School census (1947-1952).
Winona County: School District 43/2576, Elba Township: School census
School census (1951-1962).
Winona County: School District 44, Whitewater Township: School census
School census (1947-1948).
Winona County: School District 52/2582, Saratoga Township: Records
Clerk's (1963-1965) and treasurer's (1964-1965) books and school census (1947).
Winona County: School District 91, Elba Township: Records
Clerk's books (1913-1932) and school census (1947).
Winona County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr00398
Records documenting the administration and activities of the superintendent of school's office.
Winona County: Treasurer: Records
Journal (1856-1862) and trial balance (1916-1932, 1969-1972).
Woehrle, Charles B. Writings and reminiscences, 1978-2006.
Writings and reminiscences of Woehrle on the Benz, Hamm, Schmidt and Bremer families of St. Paul, including diary transcript of trip to France (1984) and research trip to Switzerland (1985); reminiscences and research file on Stalag VII A (Moosburg, Germany) and on a trip to France to honor the B-17 crew of the Concho Clipper (2006); also includes Louise Marie Miller reminiscence of the Hamm family entitled "Burderly Hamm" (undated).


Return to top

Archives - New Finding Aids

« What's New - June 2011

« What's New - May 2011

« What's New - April 2011

« What's New - March 2011

« What's New - February 2011

« What's New - January 2011

« What's New - December 2010

« What's New - November 2010

« What's New - October 2010

« What's New - September 2010

« What's New - August 2010

« What's New - July 2010

« Finding Aids