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Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroad Records

Great Northern Empire Builder

For over 100 years the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railway companies delivered people, presidents, and potatoes from the Midwest to the Pacific Ocean. Available online for the first time ever, are the inventories to these extensive records held by the Minnesota Historical Society.

The inventories for these collections has, until recently, only been available in the Society's reading room, but now you can explore the multitude of records on our website! Documenting all facets of the railroads' development and the communities they served, these finding aids allow for more convenient browsing, faster searching, and the discovery of related materials that may have been overlooked before.


Northern Pacific Yellowstone Park Line

That's right! Minneapolis to Minot, Grand Forks to Great Falls, and Sand Point to Seattle, all stops along the railroad to research are now available online. Travel the rails to Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, finagle your way through financial records, peruse photographs, and muse over mechanical drawings. We're not just blowing steam here, take a look for yourself, and come explore the history of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads.


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NHPRC Basic Project Grant

National Historical Publications and Records Commission


From October 2010 through June 2012, the Minnesota Historical Society's archival processing program has been supported by a Basic Project grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This grant, aimed at processing and cataloging a backlog of 4,700 cubic feet, has significantly increased public access to the Society's government records and manuscripts collections.


The preliminary results are in!

  • 4,723 cubic feet
  • 783 acquisitions
  • 1,095 collections
  • 866 new or revised finding aids

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Learn more about how the NHPRC helps preserve and promote public access to records of historical value.


New and Revised Finding Aids - June 2012

Name/Abstract File No.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation and Family: An Inventory of Their Records and Papers 00103
Family papers and business records of St. Paul pioneer businessman and philanthropist Amherst H. Wilder and his family, the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, and its three predecessor charities that were formed by the wills of his wife Fanny S. Wilder and his daughter Cornelia Day Wilder Appleby, and the will of Amherst H. Wilder.
Wendell Richard Anderson: An Inventory of His Papers 00476
Wendell R. AndersonSenatorial files (1977-1978), correspondence (1963-1971), legislative files and bills (1960-1970), sound and visual materials (1970s), photographs (1930s-2004), subject files (1950s-1970s), and other miscellaneous personal materials created by this U.S. Hockey Team Olympic silver medal winner (1956), Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party state legislator (1959-1970), governor (1971-1977), and U.S. Senator (1977-1978).
William R. Brown: An Inventory of His Family Papers 01005
Diaries and notebooks, ledgers and account books, genealogical papers, correspondence, photographs, and other papers of Brown, a farmer near Newport (Washington County, Minn.), and relatives from the McDonald, Hoyt, Johnson, and Scofield families. The diaries discuss pioneer farm activities, social life, and legal affairs in the St. Croix Valley and Brown's Civil War service with the Sixth Minnesota Infantry.
Burlington Northern Inc.: An Inventory of Its Records 01057
Printed materials, bylaws, financial and annual reports, board meeting agendas, management and strategic planning related materials, line inspection tour briefing books, papers regarding the sale of office buildings, and retirement plan information of Burlington Northern, Inc. and some of its subsidiaries.
Bush Foundation: An Inventory of its Records 00016
Grant files and other records of a St. Paul-based nonprofit foundation, incorporated in 1953 with an endowment from 3M executive Archibald G. Bush, that provides grants to charitable, scientific, literary, musical, educational, and arts organizations located
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad: An Inventory of its Records 01004
Minutes (1901-1968), annual reports (1918, 1921-1929, 1931-1933), and accounting records documenting a railway line operating in northern Illinois.
Fred A. Davies: An Inventory of His Papers 01049
Fred A. DaviesBiographical information, correspondence (1930-1961), publications (1930-1958), photographs, and miscellaneous materials of Davies, a geologist, mining engineer, and official of Aramco and other oil companies in the Middle East. Davies graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1916 with a degree in mining engineering. He was responsible for early explorations of the oil fields in Bahrain in the 1930s. In 1952 Davies was named CEO and Chairman of the Board for Aramco until he retired in 1959.
Forest History Oral History Project: An Inventory of Its Oral Histories oh142
The Forest History Oral History Project is a group of interviews conducted and compiled by John Esse on the history of northern Minnesota. These interviews capture the lives of men and women who homesteaded or came north to work in the lumber industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While some came from Europe and others from around the Midwest, their stories have a consistent message of community, hard work, and the nature surrounding them in northern Minnesota. Interviewees give numerous depictions of life in a lumber camp and the various jobs they held at lumber companies and mills. Several interviewees fought in World War I, and those experiences are included as well. Interviewed by John Esse, Stan Johnson, Robert C. Wheeler, Bruce Sunbauer, Allan Nevins, and Louis M. Starr.
Governor. Anderson, Wendell: An Inventory of His Agency and Board Files at the Minnesota Historical Society gr00597
Files documenting the interaction of the Governor's Office and the state's executive departments, major boards and commissions, and other permanent agencies. They focus on departmental operations, policies, major administrative initiatives, and special programs.
Governor. Anderson, Wendell: An Inventory of His Appointments and Retirements at the Minnesota Historical Society gr00575
Retirements, resignations, and appointment files of Governor Wendell Anderson's administration. The records contain notice of appointment, applications for service, resumes, as well as letters of resignation and judicial retirement notices.
Governor. Anderson, Wendell: An Inventory of His Briefing Materials at the Minnesota Historical Society gr00596
Briefing (informational) materials relating to national issues, Minnesota issues, education, human services, local issues, and governor's fishing opener (1976).
Governor. Anderson, Wendell: An Inventory of His Case Letters at the Minnesota Historical Society gr00577
Staff chronological files; alphabetical case files, including letters from state hospital patients; and topical case files, including education and tax relation issues, covering a breadth of topics, issues, and concerns.
Governor. Anderson, Wendell: An Inventory of His Correspondence at the Minnesota Historical Society gr00595
Constituent issue mail and requests, congratulations and thank you letters, correspondence with officials and legislators, as well as letters to the editor, and other miscellaneous correspondence documenting the administration activities of the Governor's office.
Governor. Anderson, Wendell: An Inventory of His Governor's Residence Events Files at the Minnesota Historical Society gr00576
Files containing correspondence, guest lists, invitations, menu cards, bills and invoices, and events sheets; the latter documenting details of set-up, catering, flowers, entertainment, menu, contractor (usually the state or the Democratic Party), and other pertinent information. The majority of the events were breakfasts, lunches, dinners and receptions of a political or charitable nature and cover both locally and nationally important occasions.
Governor. Anderson, Wendell: An Inventory of His Numerical Files and Indices at the Minnesota Historical Society gr00065
The numerical files (1971-1976) are the main file series documenting the administration of Governor Anderson's office. They contain correspondence, memoranda and reports, print, and near-print materials.
Governor. Anderson, Wendell: An Inventory of His Press and Media Files at the Minnesota Historical Society gr00590
Daily clippings files, campaign materials, and press releases documenting Governor Anderson's terms in office. Mainly campaign related materials, which include copies of articles by and about Governor Anderson, campaign literature, election schedules, correspondence, and miscellaneous materials produced by the Citizens for Anderson for Governor.
Governor. Anderson, Wendell: An Inventory of His Schedules at the Minnesota Historical Society gr00574
The governor's daily schedule, which lists meetings, appearances, conferences, and other events; as well as informational materials and correspondence pertaining to his activities.
Governor. Anderson, Wendell: An Inventory of His Speeches at the Minnesota Historical Society gr00594
Texts of the governor's speeches, statements, messages, and talks. Some are as written for him, some are as delivered (annotated or transcript), and some are in draft form.
Governor. Anderson, Wendell: An Inventory of His Staff Files at the Minnesota Historical Society gr00568
Members of the governor's staff maintained files apart from the main numerical series. Like the main files, these contain correspondence, memoranda and reports, and print and near-print materials. Often they contain the staff person's collection of background information, supporting subject expertise.
Governor. Anderson, Wendell: An Inventory of His Subject Files at the Minnesota Historical Society gr00587
Correspondence, reports, legislation, print and near-print items, and other materials covering a wide variety of topics relating to public policy issues, Governor's Office administration, state agencies, legislation, and budget. Specific topics covered include taxes, crime and prison reform, education, and agriculture.
Grand Army of the Republic: An Inventory of Its 30th National Encampment Citizens Committee Records gr00501
Records of the local committee charged with organizing the 30th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896.
Grand Army of the Republic: An Inventory of Its Departmental Records gr00502
Records generated or accumulated by the headquarters office of the Grand Army of the Republic [GAR], Department of Minnesota, relating to the general administration and finances of the office, interactions with GAR posts in the state, and relations with the national GAR.
Grand Army of the Republic: An Inventory of Its Post Records gr00503
Minute books, descriptive books (registers of members), dues ledgers, other financial records, and sometimes correspondence, printed items, or other miscellany of Minnesota GAR posts.
Great Northern Railway Company: An Inventory of Its Records 00901
Great Northern Railway Company logo The corporate records of the St. Paul-based Great Northern Railway, its predecessors, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, document its operations across the northern tier of western states for more than one hundred years, until its 1970 merger with the Northern Pacific, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, and the Spokane, Portland and Seattle that formed the Burlington Northern.
Great Northern Railway Company. Advertising and Publicity Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 00953
Great Northern Advertising and PublicityRecords created or compiled by the Great Northern administrative unit responsible for managing corporate advertising and public relations work.
Great Northern Railway Company. Agricultural Development Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 00905
Great Northern Agricultural Development Subject files, and crop reports and summaries, created by the Great Northern administrative department responsible for improving agricultural practices and developing agricultural production throughout the northwestern states.
Great Northern Railway Company. Comptroller: An Inventory of Its Records 00943
Great Northern Comptroller Correspondence and subject files, annual reports to regulatory agencies, accounting records, operating statistical data, construction records, and miscellaneous records created or compiled by the Great Northern administrative department responsible for the accounting, auditing, and statistical analysis functions of the railway company, and which also served as the corporation's principal record keeper.
Great Northern Railway Company. Engineering Dept.: An Inventory of Its Record 00648
Great Northern EngineeringCorrespondence and subject files, maps, architectural drawings, and construction project registers and indexes documenting the activities of the Great Northern administrative department responsible for locating, surveying, constructing, and maintaining roadways and structures.
Great Northern Railway Company. Industrial Development Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 00945
Great Northern Industrial developmentResearch reports, promotional brochures, and site photographs produced by the Great Northern administrative department responsible for attracting and managing industrial development within and along its right-of-way throughout the northwestern states.
Great Northern Railway Company. Land Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 00946
Great Northern Land Various series of records documenting the disposition and management of land tracts in Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Washington that were owned by Great Northern.
Great Northern Railway Company. Law Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 00949
Great Northern LawPrinted court case reports (1877-1963), legal case files (1923-1971), and merger files (1957-1968) documenting the legal affairs of the Great Northern and the activities of its law department.
Great Northern Railway Company. Mechanical Dept.: An Inventory of Its Record 00649
Great Northern MechanicalMechanical drawings and other records relating to the Great Northern fleet of cars and locomotives.
Great Northern Railway Company. Operating Dept.: An Inventory of Its Record 00650
Great Northern EngineeringCorrespondence and subject files, and a few miscellaneous records, created or compiled by the Great Northern administrative department responsible for operating the physical properties of the Great Northern railway system.
Great Northern Railway Company. Personnel Dept.: An Inventory of Its Record 00651
Great Northern PersonnelSelected personnel files (many are missing) created by Great Northern during the first decade of its corporate existence, which document the hiring and service of many of its earliest employees. The sequence includes file numbers 1-1532 and 1680-1927. The files typically contain application forms and letters, internal memoranda about the employee or prospect, performance data, and service records.
Great Northern Railway Company. President: An Inventory of Its Records 00944
Great Northern PresidentCorrespondence and subject files, letterpress books, miscellaneous operating statistics (1946-1968), notes and manuscripts on Great Northern history, and other materials created by the Great Northern president's office.
Great Northern Railway Company. President: An Inventory of Its Subject Files (Nos. 1-7085) 01063
The subject files are comprised of executive correspondence, reports, statistical data, maps, drawings, and printed matter compiled to keep top officials informed on important current and past activities.
Great Northern Railway Company. President: An Inventory of Its Subject Files (Nos. 7086-12,950) 01064
The subject files are comprised of executive correspondence, reports, statistical data, maps, drawings, and printed matter compiled to keep top officials informed on important current and past activities.
Great Northern Railway Company. President: An Inventory of Its Subject Files (Nos. 12,951-18,363) 01065
The subject files are comprised of executive correspondence, reports, statistical data, maps, drawings, and printed matter compiled to keep top officials informed on important current and past activities.
Great Northern Railway Company. Right-of-Way, Land and Tax Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 00652
Great Northern Right-of-Way, Land and Tax Dept.Correspondence and subject files (1857-1969), property tax records, records of easements and permits granted, and land and timber examination files created by the Great Northern administrative department responsible for managing the company's right-of-way property.
Great Northern Railway Company. Secretary: An Inventory of Its Records 00941
Great Northern SecretaryMinute books (1889-1970) and related records, annual reports to stockholders (1890-1968), printed system maps (1891-1929), historical sketches and data, and corporate bylaws created or compiled by the office of the Great Northern corporate secretary.
Great Northern Railway Company. Traffic Dept.: An Inventory of Its Record 00942
Great Northern Traffic Several series of correspondence and subject files and a volume (1898-1899) of monthly commission statements documenting work of the Great Northern administrative department responsible for developing and managing the railway's freight and passenger traffic.
Great Northern Railway Company. Treasurer: An Inventory of Its Records 00947
Great Northern Treasurer Stock and bond records (1889-1957), railway operating reports (1888-1956), and cash books (1901-1921) created or compiled by the Great Northern administrative department responsible for managing corporate financing monies and related activities.
Great Northern Railway Company. Valuation Division: An Inventory of Its Valuation Division Records 00948
Great Northern Valuation Division Reports to the Interstate Commerce Commission's Bureau of Valuation, ICC hearing records and related files, right-of-way and trackage maps, and track profiles produced or maintained by the Great Northern administrative unit responsible for tracking and reporting on the monetary value (cost of reproduction) of the Great Northern's physical properties and those of its subsidiaries.
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railway Companies: An Inventory of Their Annual Reports and Maps on Microfilm 00958
Microfilmed annual reports to the stockholders of the Great Northern Railway Company (1890-1968), of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway Company (1880-1899), and of the Northern Pacific Railway Company (1876-1968); and annual reports of the Northern Pacific to the United States Secretary of the Interior (1870-1877). They give information on directors, officers, and stockholders, on routes surveyed and selected for construction, and on the companies' operations and finances. Many include maps of the main and subsidiary lines (1876-1929).
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railway Companies: An Inventory of Their Steam Locomotive Drawings 00975
Steam locomotive, erecting and parts drawings from the Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railway Companies. Almost all of the drawings are original inked tracings on starched linen paper, produced by the railroad for its master files. In general these files are complete (containing both erecting and parts drawings) only for those engines still in service at the end of World War II. A few erecting drawings for earlier engines were acquired, and several parts drawings date back to the 1880s. Most of the drawings are from the period 1900-1945.
Hennepin County: An Inventory of Its Minutes and Reports of County Agencies gr00593
Minutes of the General Hospital Advisory Board, several mental health and corrections organizations, Center Hospital Board, Indian Child Welfare Council, Metropolitan Inter-County Association, Regional Railroad Authority, Personnel Board, and Tuberculosis Control Advisory Board; and reports, other issuances, and scattered minutes from a variety of other county departments, agencies, and programs.
Hennepin County: Board of Commissioners: An Inventory of Its Committee Minutes and Agenda Materials gr00592
Minutes of committees covering such topics as criminal justice, health, social services, intergovernmental relations, public services, and the county budget, as well as minutes of the county Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the Regional Railroad Authority.
Hennepin County: Board of Commissioners: An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports gr00591
County budgets; capital improvement budget and program; county financial reports; capital budgeting task force reports; the county comprehensive plan; issues of the board's newsletter, Hennepin Reporter; and related planning reports.
Houston County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Civil Case Files gr00578
Files numbered I-CCCLXXVI and 1-8445.
Houston County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Minutes gr00583
Records of documents files, proceedings held, and actions taken at each day's session of the court.
League of Women Voters of Minnesota: An Inventory of Its Records 00191
Records of a non-partisan political organization formed to encourage informed and active participation in government and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
Marshall County: District Court An Inventory of Its Registers of Civil Actions gr00187
Registers of actions covering civil case files nos. 1-17,490. For each case, the register notes each action taken or document issued or filed, and the date.
Minnesota Transfer Railway Company: An Inventory of Its Records 00487
Minutes, stock certificates, annual reports, correspondence and subject files, financial and accounting records, operating analyses and monthly operating reports, maps and engineering drawings, payroll records, and miscellaneous legal papers of a St. Paul-based railroad company organized under the impetus of James J. Hill by a consortium of nine major railroads entering the Twin Cities to facilitate the transfer and handling of freight entering the cities by rail.
Thomas Montgomery and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 01062
Contains diaries, biographical data, soldier letters, reminiscences and other data relating to Thomas Montgomery, and family members Sarah Ann Purcell Montgomery, Edmund Alexander Montgomery, Louise Easton Montgomery, Edmund Thomas Montgomery, and Harriet Arndt Montgomery.
William Morin and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 01058
William Morin and family financial records, family diaries, memos, bank books, and other files consisting mostly of correspondence and related documents regarding the City of Albert Lea and surrounding communities, agriculture, railroads, banking, real estate, mining, miscellaneous business concerns, politics, and automobiles.
National Association of Railway Business Women. Twin Cities Chapter: An Inventory of Its Records 01061
Articles of incorporation and bylaws, minutes, financial records, correspondence, newsletters, scrapbooks, clippings, and print and semi-print materials of an organization of women employed by various railroads in the Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota) area. Also included are miscellaneous files relating to the national organization and to its District III subdivision, to which the Twin Cities Chapter belongs.
Northern Pacific Railway Company: An Inventory of Its Records 01010
Northern Pacific Railway Company Yellowstone Lines logo Corporate records of the St. Paul-based Northern Pacific, its predecessors, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, documenting their operations across the northern tier of western states for more than one hundred years, until its 1970 merger with the Great Northern, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, and the Spokane, Portland and Seattle that formed the Burlington Northern.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Advertising and Publicity Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 01011
NP Advertising and Publicity Correspondence, subject files, photograph files, timetables and miscellaneous advertising samples documenting the Northern Pacific administrative unit responsible for managing corporate advertising and public relations work.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Agricultural Development Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 01012
NP Agricultural Development Correspondence and memoranda, speeches, reports, pamphlets, and other material relating to agricultural development activities of the Northern Pacific Railway Company in the territories served by its lines.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Chief of Labor Relations: An Inventory of Its Records 01013
NP Chief of Labor Relations General files, negotiation and agreement files, and mediation and arbitration files created by the Northern Pacific administrative unit responsible for managing the company's employee relations.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Chief of Special Agents: An Inventory of Its Record 01014
NP Chief of Special Agents Registers of investigations and files on Mexican laborers kept by the Northern Pacific administrative unit primarily responsible for investigating accidental and criminal damage to railroad property and to persons on railroad property.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Comptroller: An Inventory of Its Record 01015
NP Comptroller Correspondence and subject files (1870-1951), annual reports to regulatory agencies (1883-1967), corporate accounting records (1867-1970), and other miscellaneous records created or compiled by the Northern Pacific administrative unit responsible for the accounting, auditing, and statistical analysis functions of the railway company.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Engineering Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 01016
NP Engineering Subject files (1867-1970); accounting records (1879-1921); standard plans for buildings, bridges, and other structures ([188-]-[196-]); track profile maps (1890-1927); and bridge records (1892-1960) created or compiled by the Northern Pacific administrative unit responsible for locating, surveying, constructing, and maintaining roadways and structures.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. General Claims: An Inventory of Its Record 01017
NP General Claims Register of injuries sustained, annual summaries of claims, and case files of the General Claims Department.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. General Manager: An Inventory of Its Record 01018
NP General Manager Correspondence and subject files, and other miscellaneous records, created or compiled by the Northern Pacific administrative unit responsible for operating the physical properties of the Northern Pacific rail system.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Industrial Development Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 01019
NP Industrial Development Real estate records and reports of the Industrial Development Department.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Land Dept.: An Inventory of Its Record 01020
NP Land Many series of records created by the Northern Pacific 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.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Law Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 01021
NP Law Docket and case files (1882-1973), correspondence and subject files (1864-1969), letterpress books (1873-1949), printed court case reports (1879-1935), and a variety of miscellaneous records documenting the legal affairs of the Northern Pacific and the activities of its law department.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Maps and Atlases: An Inventory of Its Record 01022
NP Maps and Atlases Maps, atlases and related material of the Northern Pacific Railway Company.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Mechanical Dept.: An Inventory of Its Record 01023
NP Mechanical Mechanical drawings, subject files, and miscellaneous records relating to the Northern Pacific fleet of cars, locomotives, and work equipment.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Operating Dept.: An Inventory of Its Record 01024
NP Operating Statistics, graphs and related materials of the Operating Department of the Northern Pacific Railway Company.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Passenger and Station Accounting Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 01025
NP Passenger and Station Accounting Annual passenger earning statements of the Passenger and Station Accounting Department of the Northern Pacific Railway Company.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Personnel Dept.: An Inventory of It's Record 01026
NP Personnel Personnel files, indexes, and reference files from the Northern Pacific Personnel Department.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. President: An Inventory of Its Record 01027
NP President Correspondence and subject files, letterpress books, and miscellaneous records created by the Northern Pacific president's office.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Property Tax Dept.: An Inventory of Its Record 01028
NP Property Tax Annual reports, descriptions of right of ways and distribution of track, and property and tax records of the Property Tax Department of the Northern Pacific Railway Company.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Secretary: An Inventory of Its Records 01029
NP Secretary Correspondence and subject files (1864-1968), minute books and related records (1864-1970), annual reports to stockholders (1870-1968), stock and bond records (1865-1968), and miscellaneous records created or compiled by the office of the Northern Pacific corporate secretary.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Statistical Dept.: An Inventory of Its Records 01030
NP Statistical Statistical reports, correspondence, stenographers' minutes, reports, working papers, and research projects of the Statistical Dept. of the Northern Pacific Railway Company.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Treasurer: An Inventory of Its Records 01031
NP Treasurer Letterpress books (1869-1897), correspondence and subject files, cash statements (1885-1909), newspaper clippings scrapbooks (1871-1896), and miscellaneous materials created or collected by the Northern Pacific administrative office responsible for managing corporate financing monies and related activities.
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Valuation Engineer: An Inventory of Its Record 01032
NP Valuation Engineer Architectural drawings (1882-1919), station plat maps (1917), track profile drawings (1917), mechanical valuation records, annual reports to the ICC Bureau of Valuation (1939-1947) and the Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission (1954-1962), and miscellaneous valuation reports and worksheets produced or maintained by the Northern Pacific administrative unit responsible for tracking and reporting on the monetary value (cost of reproduction) of the Northern Pacific's physical properties and those of its subsidiaries.
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.
Mary E. Richards: An Inventory of the Mary E. Richards and Family Papers 01054
Originals and photocopies of correspondence (1851-1914), picture postcards (undated and 1906-1965), drawings, photographs, and tax and insurance documents of Mary E. and Amasa K. Richards and their son, George W. Richards. The bulk of the correspondence (1851-1890) was sent to Mary while she resided in Shakopee and Wayzata, Minnesota, from family members in Massachusetts and Iowa, and from Amasa during the time he served in the Civil War (1864-1865). Also included are business correspondence and receipts (1862-1899) and picture postcards sent to George while working for the railroad and residing in Maple Plain (Minn.).
Saint Paul Union Depot Company: An Inventory of Its Records 00770
Minutes (1897-1985), annual reports (1885-1980), correspondence and subject files (1910s-1970s), payroll records (1885-1970), accounting records (1879-1977), operating statements (1921-1975), engineering and architectural drawings (1889-1954), and miscellaneous legal and financial papers (1896-1955) documenting the existence of a now defunct company organized in 1879 to serve the nine major railroads entering the Twin Cities. The jointly owned and operated company controlled 9.24 miles of St. Paul trackage and terminal facilities, including the depot building. The company was operated in tandem with the Minnesota Transfer Railway Company, with effective control of both properties exercised by the same board comprised of representatives of the nine joint tenants. The current depot facility was built during 1919-1924; passenger service ceased in 1971.
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).
Arlen Stangeland: An Inventory of His Moorhead Office Congressional Files 01066
Arlen StangelandProject files, legislative files, political and election files, biographical information, and similar material from the Moorhead, Minnesota office of Republican congressman Arlan Stangeland, who represented the state's seventh congressional district from 1977 to 1991. The bulk of the collection relates to legislation affecting the seventh district, and to federally-supported projects within the district.
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. A prisoner's file may include the admittance record; correspondence with the sentencing court and with relatives; record of the inmate's work, discipline, and other activities while in prison; physician's reports; correspondence with criminal justice agencies in other states; photograph (in later files); and parole reports. Recent files tend to be more fully documented than earlier files.
B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Upton: An Inventory of His Reserve Album sv000158
Cover of Reserve Album 318 Early Minnesota Scenes The bulk of the views showcase St. Paul and Minneapolis, Fort Snelling, St. Anthony Falls, Minnehaha Falls, Red River carts from Pembina, as well as some views from Hastings, Duluth, White Bear Lake, Sauk Rapids, and Rochester. Compiled from prints published by Edward A. Bromley from the original negatives by B.F. Upton.
Includes digital content.

New and Revised Catalog Records - June 2012

Name/Abstract
Governor: Anderson, Wendell. Advice reports on bills.
Title, number, date, author/s, and summaries of bills with recommendations for legislative action by the governor.
Governor: Anderson, Wendell. Land conveyance files.
Land conveyance files include correspondence, certificates, recommendations, quit claim deeds, and right of way maps for sections of highways.

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