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New and Updated Finding Aids - November 2013

Name/Abstract File No.
Albany Roller Mills (Albany, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 00787
Financial and payroll records, blueprints, and architectural drawings of a central Minnesota flour mill.
American National Red Cross. Northern Division: An Inventory of Its Records 01130
Papers relating to civilian relief and soldiers' service activities of Red Cross organizations in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Montana during World War I. They consist of records of the Minneapolis and St. Paul chapters, with information on auxiliary chapters, relief work in Europe, war fund and membership drives, first aid training courses, and home services; the Northern Division main office, including form letters and reports on its organization and relief activities; and of the Civilian Relief Department, including director's reports and information on services to wounded soldiers and to soldiers and their families after discharge.
Benjamin Densmore: An Inventory of His Family Papers 01127
Correspondence, school reports, essays, maps, diaries, poetry, and songbooks of the Densmore, Fowle, Hanford, Cheney, and Seaton families, describing their lives in New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York and their migration to Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Carol Connolly: An Inventory of Her Family Papers 00149
The Carol Connolly papers include correspondence, minutes, memoranda, legal documents, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and other printed material documenting the activities of St. Paul poet, playwright, columnist, activist, and politician, Carol Connolly. Family papers include World War II correspondence and other materials from Connolly's cousins Clayton Kenneth Brubaker and Russell Edward Mund as well as a memorial resolution honoring Connolly's grandfather James A. Larson.
Common Cause/Minnesota: An Inventory of Its Records 00223
Records of a local branch of Common Cause (U.S.) which lobbies for government accountability, ethics, and open records.
Cornelia Gjesdal Knutson: An Inventory of Her Papers 00246
Congressional files and biographical materials documenting Minnesota's first female member of Congress (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, 1955-1958).
Edward F. Flynn: An Inventory of His Papers 01124
Biographical data, correspondence and miscellaneous papers, a diary, photographs, writings, and scrapbooks of this lawyer and Great Northern Railway Company executive. The collection includes a speech on agriculture in the Northwestern States, a romance set in early North Dakota, a screenplay on the life of the Apostle Paul, essays on industrial and scientific research, and several lengthy biographical essays on Irish poet Thomas Moore.
Francis M. Crosby: An Inventory of His Family Papers 01125
Correspondence, legal papers, financial records, diaries, business advertisements, clippings, genealogies, and memorabilia, largely 1859-1910, of Crosby, a Wilmington, Vermont, lawyer who moved to Hastings, Dakota County (Minn.), in 1858, practiced law there, and served as a probate judge (1860-1861) and judge for the first judicial district (1872-1910). Included is Crosby's district court calendar for Goodhue County (1884, 1889) and Washington County (1888), which records the cases heard and his decisions.
Greg Davis: An Inventory of His Labor and Radical Ephemera 01128
Newspaper clippings, newsletters, flyers, some correspondence, and related ephemera compiled by Greg Davis and representing a number of labor and leftist political organizations in Minnesota and other Midwestern states. Significant portions of the collection relate to labor elections and to conflicts and strikes led by the United Auto Workers, Amalgamated Transit Workers, architectural metals workers, the teamsters, and steel and mine workers.
Hercules L. Dousman: An Inventory of His Papers 01132
Correspondence, account books, and other business records of this Prairie du Chien (Wis.) trader and land speculator and of his son of the same name.
Legislature: House of Representatives: An Inventory of Its House Bills gr00119
The original house file of bills acted upon in the house; also includes bills for special sessions, resolutions, and concurrent resolutions. The bill files include any successive versions and engrossments.
Minnesota Territorial Archives: Territorial Legislative Assembly: An Inventory of Its Enrolled Laws, Memorials, and Joint Resolutions. terr09
Manuscript texts of enrolled laws, memorials and joint resolutions, signed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, the president of the Council, and the governor.
Mutual Service Insurance Companies: An Inventory of Its Records 01129
Historical and background materials, financial statements and data, newsletters, brochures, manuals, some rate books, sample insurance policies, information on the company's office buildings, some photographs, a broadside, and miscellaneous programmatic materials of this Arden Hills, Minnesota-based cooperative insurance company.
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Minnesota: An Inventory of Its Records 00568
Bylaws, minutes, an account book, annual historian's reports, and membership directories of a society formed in 1896 as the state branch of a national women's organization dedicated to fostering a legacy of America's colonial period. The collection also includes membership applications containing genealogical information and historical data about Minnesota counties.
Ramsey County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00108
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Ramsey County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Rod Searle: An Inventory of His Papers 00566
Correspondence, legislative files, Republican Party and campaign files, book research files, speeches, photographs, and biographical materials of an Independent-Republican state legislator from Waseca County in southeastern Minnesota who served in the Minnesota House of Representatives (District 30B) from 1956 to 1980.
Secretary of State: An Inventory of Its Land Resurvey Field Notes gr00682
Field notes of resurveys done on lands originally surveyed by federal government surveyors as they laid out the exterior and subdivision lines of each Minnesota township from 1847 through the 1920s.
Secretary of State: An Inventory of Its Land Survey Plats gr00508
Plat drawings of Minnesota townships made by the U. S. surveyor general's office in St. Paul from the field notes of deputy surveyors. The records include a set of microfiche reproductions of the plats (1847-1984), including an index created in circa 1984; the official set of plats (1848-2002), which are ink on paper and linen and vary in size; and resurvey plats (2006-2013).
Sigurd F. Olson: An Inventory of His Papers 00316
Sigurd F. Olson Correspondence, graduate school papers, published and unpublished literary manuscripts, book drafts and publication proofs, film scripts, a bio-bibliography, maps, photographs, research notes, subject files, minutes, speeches and lecture material, schedules, newspaper and magazine clippings, reports, surveys, land use studies and proposals, newsletters, and other printed material related to the literary career and environmental advocacy of Sigurd F. Olson, one of Minnesota's leading outdoor writers and wilderness preservationists.

Includes digital content.
Stewart Horatio Graves and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 01131
Correspondence, biographical information, photographs, newspaper clippings, some poems and essays, a diary, and other papers of members of a Benton County, Minnesota farm family, consisting primarily of correspondence between Stewart Horatio Graves and his future wife, Anne Paulson, while Graves was serving in France with the 16th Railway Engineers during World War II.
Vince A. (Vincent Alpheus) Day: An Inventory of His Papers 01126
Correspondence, speeches, clippings, printed materials, scrapbooks, and other papers of Day, private secretary to Minnesota governor Floyd B. Olson (1931-1935) and a Minneapolis municipal and Hennepin County district court judge (1935-1945).
Walter H. Judd: An Inventory of His Papers 00314
Correspondence (1921-1993), subject files (1938-1991), campaign files (1942-1962), congressional office files (1918-1962), speech files (1932-1990), political activity files (1945-1976), schedules (1938-1979), newspaper clippings (1938-1972), oral history transcripts, audio and visual recordings (1945-1976), photographs, and printed material relating to a former medical missionary in China and Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1943-1963) from Minneapolis. After his defeat in 1962, Judd continued to live in Washington, D.C. and was active in political, educational, and religious organizations.
William D. Bowell An Inventory of His Padelford Packet Boat Co. Scrapbooks m0639
Captain William D. BowellOriginal and microfilmed scrapbooks documenting the history of a Saint Paul-based excursion boat company that operated sightseeing river excursions and participated in events celebrating river boats and river boating.

New and Updated Catalog Records

Association for Nonsmokers--Minnesota. Association Records.
Historical data (1993), clippings and background articles (undated and 1970s-1987), correspondence and miscellaneous papers (undated and 1973-1993, 2007), an academic paper by Susan Goodwin Gerberich entitled Prevention through legislation (1976), a legislation file (1974-1976), and minutes (1973) of the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota and its efforts to pass Minnesota's Clean Indoor Air Act.
Flynn, Marjory. Marjory Flynn papers, 1942-1973
Fashion files (1960-1973) kept by an advertising copywriter and styleshow coordinator working with several Twin Cities advertising firms. Files include advertisements and copy, especially for women's fashions.

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