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The Minnesota Historical Society is the recipient of a Basic Project grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) which will significantly support the cataloging of the Society's unprocessed archival collections. The project targets 4,600 cubic feet of government records and manuscript collections. During the first six weeks of the project, we've processed 36 accessions totaling 195 cubic feet.

We are working on new collections including the personal papers of Janet Deming and business records of the Automatic Alarm Corporation. Additions are being made to the following existing collections: the Municipal Board, Association of Women in Communications, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, and Film in the Cities.

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 through grants.

Finding Aid Statistics

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New and Revised Finding Aids - November 2010

Name/Abstract File No.
Ah-Gwah-Ching Nursing Home: An Inventory of Its Records gr00095
Records of the Ah-Gwah-Ching Nursing Home, a state institution for geriatric patients located in Cass County near Walker, Minnesota.
Ah-Gwah-Ching Sanatorium: An Inventory of Its Payroll Registers gr00101
Payroll registers listing employee's name, position, hours worked, and related information.
Ah-Gwah-Ching Sanatorium: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Financial Records gr00102
Financial records documenting various aspects of the Sanatorium's operation.
Ah-Gwah-Ching Sanatorium: An Inventory of Its Farm Records gr00103
Records kept by the head farmer, steward and/or the superintendent documenting all aspects of the Sanatorium's farming operations.
Ah-Gwah-Ching Sanatorium: An Inventory of Its Patient Records gr00104
Records containing information on patients, many on individual patients.
Ah-Gwah-Ching Sanatorium: An Inventory of Its Superintendent's Subject Files gr00105
Files containing materials of specific subject interest to the superintendent.
Ah-Gwah-Ching Sanatorium: An Inventory of Its Photographs and Architectural Drawings gr00106
Photographs and architectural drawings documenting the buildings, staff, patients, and activities of the sanatorium.
Ah-Gwah-Ching Sanatorium: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Employee Records gr00107
Staff appointments and resignations register, employee attitude survey, and personnel record cards.
Ah-Gwah-Ching Sanatorium: An Inventory of Its Annual Inventory Classification gr00109
Record of supplies and equipment inventoried by the sanatorium.
Ah-Gwah-Ching Sanatorium: An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports gr00110
Consisting mainly of reprints from journals; the articles cover all facets of tuberculosis treatment and control. Many were written by sanatorium staff.
Attorney General: Human Services Division: An Inventory of Its Litigation Files gr00113
Selected files on substantive or precedent-setting cases regarding the enforcement of human services (public welfare) laws and rules.
Beltrami County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM059
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Benton County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM167
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Blue Earth County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM135
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
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 primarily in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.
Collection of Songs and Music by Minnesota Composers: An Inventory of Sheet Music lb00009
Contains songs and music published in Minnesota or songs and music published elsewhere by composers residing in Minnesota.
Commission of Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans: An Inventory of Its Records gr00098
Records of this governor appointed commission that advocates for equal opportunity for Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing.
Crow Wing County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM119
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Patrick Daly and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00799
Photocopied letters (1860-1885) and genealogical data (1860-1887), and a volume of family history and reminiscences, The Profile of a Priceless Legacy, (circa 1974), collected and prepared by Frank A. Daly and relating primarily to his paternal grandfather, Patrick Daly, who left Ireland for Australia and New Zealand (1860-1870), and then came to Minneapolis with his family. There is also information on other members of the Daly family in Ireland and the United States; on friends who remained in the New Zealand gold fields; and on Frank Daly's career as a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul Division (1930s-1960s). Also included is a Fireman's exempt certificate issued to Daly by the Minneapolis Fire Department.
Dodge County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM021
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Douglas County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM022
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Education Department: Council on Quality Education: An Inventory of Its Records gr00120
Records of the Council on Quality Education [CQE], established to recommend, for final funding by the State Board of Education, innovative and cost-effective projects in elementary and secondary education.
Faribault County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM203
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Fillmore County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM023
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Freeborn County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM024
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Governor's Commission on Promoting Minnesota's Health Care Resources: An Inventory of Its Records gr00097
Records documenting the activities of this private-public sector cooperative commission, created by Governor Perpich in 1985 to oversee Minnesota's healthcare promotion efforts.
Grant County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM025
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Gerald W. Heaney: An Inventory of His Papers 00047
Legal case files and political and personal papers of United States Court of Appeals (8th Circuit) judge Gerald W. Heaney, a Duluth lawyer and Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party activist appointed to the appeals court bench in 1966.
Human Services Department: Commissioner's Office: An Inventory of Its Logged Letters dhs014
Commissioner's office correspondence regarding all aspects of administration and client services of the Department of Human Services and its predecessor, the Department of Public Welfare.
Isanti County: Isanti-Mille Lacs Community Health Board: An Inventory of Its Records gr00096
Records documenting the administration and activities of the Isanti-Mille Lacs Community Health Board and its affiliates, the Isanti County Public Health Services and the Mille Lacs County Public Health Services.
Kandiyohi County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM052
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Koochiching County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM294
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
William Gustav Kuhfeld: An Inventory of His Family Papers 00809
Papers and photographs relating to St. Paul native William G. Kuhfeld's service in the Russian Railway Service Corps, a diplomatic and military force designed to ensure stability of the area along the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Includes a diary with transcription, papers relating to Kuhfeld's and his family's attempts to gain Army recognition for his service in the Corps, along with miscellaneous news clippings related to the Russian Revolution.
Lake of the Woods County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM027
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Nathaniel Pitt Langford and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00805
Correspondence, diaries, genealogical data, clippings, and other papers relating to the family of Langford, a Minnesota and Montana pioneer and banker. Included are data regarding the family's life in New York before migrating to the Lake Pepin area of Minnesota in 1854; on numerous aspects of life in Minnesota Territory (1854-1857); and on Nathaniel's career as Montana collector of internal revenue and on lawlessness and vigilante activity there (1863-1869).
Robert B. Lewis: An Inventory of His Legislative Files 00267
Correspondence, subject files, legislative files, and scrapbooks of an African American member (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party) of the Minnesota Senate, who served constituents in District 41 of Hennepin County, was vice chair of the Finance Committee, and served on the Transportation and Health, Welfare and Corrections committees.
Martin County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM136
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
McGarvey Coffee Company (Minneapolis, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Advertising Records 00804
Includes photographs, advertisements, newsletters, articles and newspaper clippings related to advertising for McGarvey Coffee Company of Minneapolis. The bulk of the material are photographs which feature views of the McGarvey Coffee, Inc. buildings and offices, employees, product packaging, roasters and equipment, and advertisements.
McLeod County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM056
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Meeker County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM166
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Mille Lacs County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM030
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Minnesota School of Missions: An Inventory of Its Records 00800
Constitution, bylaws, minutes, financial reports, correspondence, membership lists, programs, and news items relating to the interdenominational Minnetonka Summer School of Missions held at Lake Minnetonka (1907-1911) and to successor organization Minnesota Summer School of Missions, which after 1934 was known as the Minnesota School of Missions.
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 Kicks (Soccer Team): An Inventory of Its Team Records 00810
Manager's subject files (1976-1980), staff and player files, payrolls, marketing and promotional materials, financial files, and miscellaneous records documenting a professional soccer franchise based in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Morrison County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM126
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Mower County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM031
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Nobles County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM137
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Charles P. Noyes: An Inventory of His Papers 00798
Papers of a St. Paul (Minn.) businessman who was active in various religious, cultural, and civic enterprises.
Olmsted County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM032
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
People of Phillips (Minneapolis, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 00811
Committee records, minutes, reports, by-laws, directories, some photographs, and materials related to housing, youth and other programs of a community development organization located in a distressed South Minneapolis neighborhood.
Pine County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM033
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Pipestone County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM034
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Polk County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM035
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Ramsey County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM048
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Ramsey County: An Inventory of Its Marriage Records gr00108
Marriage record books, documenting marriages recorded in Ramsey County including the city of St. Paul.
Ramsey County: An Inventory of Its Photographs gr00121
Mostly proof sheets and associated negatives, though some photograph prints are included. Views highlight activities of Ramsey County including construction of the courthouse, jail, and nursing home; the County Fair, local sporting events; daily work; St. Paul Birthday celebration; Twins World Series Parade, flooding of the Mississippi River in 1997 and 2001; and other activities throughout the county.
Redwood County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM190
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Renville County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM142
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Rice County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Naturalization Records and Index SAM0609
Personal name index, declarations of intention, final papers, petitions, and related records.
Stephen R. Riggs and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00797
Letters, reminiscences, genealogical data, and miscellany of this Presbyterian missionary, his wife Mary Ann Longley Riggs, and other family members, focusing on the Riggs’ missionary service at Lake Harriet (now Minneapolis) and Lac Qui Parle, Minnesota (1837-1862), his work as an interpreter during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, and his subsequent activities as an author of Dakota-language teaching materials.
Six O'Clock Club (Minneapolis, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 00808
Minute books, roll book, a scrapbook and other records of this club organized in 1894 for the study of government, particularly the municipal government of Minneapolis. Includes information about the papers read to the group, membership, and the organization's finances.
St. Louis County: Recorder: An Inventory of Its Marriage Records gr00111
Marriage record books, documenting marriages registered in St. Louis County, including the city of Duluth.
Lorraine G. Stewart: An Inventory of Her Sibley, Stewart, Young, and Abbott Family Papers 00801
Genealogical materials for the Sibley, Stewart, Young, and Abbott families that include ancestral charts, family group records, biographical compilations, Bible records, and copies of vital statistics.
Transportation Department: An Inventory of Its Audio Visual Materials gr00100
Photograph prints and negatives and movie reels depicting highway construction and repair projects; road-building equipment and technology; road crews and field camps; dedication ceremonies for completed transportation projects; project sites prior to road construction, showing neighborhoods, commercial buildings, residences, and bridges; historic site markers; and miscellaneous Transportation Department activities.
Women's Art Registry of Minnesota: An Inventory of Its Records 00101
Records documenting the members, activities, and philosophy of a women's art collective in Minneapolis.


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