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New and Updated Finding Aids - October 2013

Adjutant General: An Inventory of Its Military Service Records, Civil and U.S.-Dakota Wars gr00667
Service data on Minnesota soldiers who served during the Civil and U.S.-Dakota wars.
Adjutant General: An Inventory of Its Spanish-American War Muster Rolls and Related Records gr00769
Incomplete sets of muster-in- and muster-out-rolls for the four Minnesota regiments that served in the Spanish-American War. Also, scattered field returns, which provide counts of the numbers of officers and men in various statuses in each company, and casualty returns for the 13th Regiment.
American Federation of Grain Millers. Local No. 1 (Minneapolis, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 01114
Minutes and administrative records of a union local of Minneapolis flour mill workers and of two related locals, American Federation of Grain Millers Local No. 182 and Flour Cereal and Elevator Workers Union Local No. 19152.
Ancker Nurses Alumni Association: An Inventory of Its Records 00642
This collection comprises the records of an alumni association of a school that trained nurses in St. Paul, Minnesota from 1891 to 1976. Though a few items are from the nursing school, most are from the alumni association including minutes, financial records, committee records, correspondence and subject files, biographical files, yearbooks, newsletters, address books, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Asians in Greater Minnesota Oral History Project: An Inventory of Its Oral Histories oh144
Project highlights Asian Americans who live in outstate Minnesota. Asian Americans live in every county in Minnesota and those outstate have unique experiences about coming to and living in the state. The narrators discuss their personal stories of coming to Minnesota from a variety of Asian countries. This oral history project is part of the larger Asian American and Pacific Islander Oral History Project and is a partnership between the Minnesota Historical Society and the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. Interviewed by Saymoukda Vongsay and Pa Yang.
Fanny Fligelman Brin: An Inventory of Her Papers 00633
Correspondence, speeches, articles, reports, minutes, news releases, scrapbooks, printed materials, and related papers documenting Brin's involvement in social and political movements of the 1920s and 1930s.
Children's Hospital Association (Saint Paul, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 01122
Historical and background information; minutes of Board, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, membership, and other meetings; a memorial book; and scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, photographs, copies of the Children's Hospital Bulletin, and other items of this fund raising and support arm of Children's Hospital of St. Paul. The Association was established in 1933 by members of the Junior League of St. Paul, a women's voluntary civic association.
George C. Christian: An Inventory of His Papers 01121
Correspondence, notes, scrapbooks, memorandum books, and miscellany revealing Christian's interest in Shakespeare, aeronautics, genealogy of the Manville family, and education.
Albert S. Davis: An Inventory of His Papers 01113
Correspondence and miscellaneous papers documenting Smith's attendance at Bowdoin College; his Civil War service in the First Minnesota Regiment, First Battalion, and Second Regiment, and his postwar life. Includes biographical and genealogical data compiled in 2013.
Governor: Pawlenty, Tim: An Inventory of His Correspondence Files gr00217
Governor Pawlenty's correspondence with state officials and legislators, other governors, federal officials and congressional members, and foreign governments and consuls. There are also separate files on the 2007 I-35W bridge collapse and the Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008. Includes 2003 correspondence of Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau.
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. Also contains the Journal of Probationers (November 1899-March 1909).
Human Services Department: An Inventory of Its Bulletins gr00768
Circular letters and bulletins (often called Commissioner's Bulletins) issued by the Human Services Department (October 1984-2001, 2009-2010) and its predecessors, the State Relief Agency and Social Security Department's Social Welfare Division (1937-May 1953) and the Public Welfare Department (May 1953-October 1984).
Indonesian Community Oral History Project: An Inventory of Its Oral History Interviews oh146
Indonesian Minnesotans speak about their experiences coming to Minnesota. The narrators discuss their personal stories of living in Indonesia and Minnesota. The interviews also touch on a wide range of topics from food, to immigration, and culture. Interviewed by Jovita Bjoraker.
John Benjamin: An Inventory of His Family Papers 01123
Correspondence, genealogical notes, legal and financial papers, and memorabilia concerning the career of Benjamin, a Welsh immigrant who settled at Hutchinson (McLeod County), Minnesota in 1857; other family members; and the Welsh family of his wife, Elizabeth Garner.
Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: An Inventory of Its Oral History Interviews oh135
The Minnesota Historical Society and the Chicano Latino Affairs Council formed a partnership to create a major project of oral history interviews with Latino community leaders statewide. The project is intended to help chronicle the history, successes, challenges, and contributions of this diverse and highly important group of Minnesotans. The Latino community is one of the largest and most important in the state, and is particularly noteworthy because its growth has not been confined to the Twin Cities metropolitan area. This collection also features an interview of the Latino Business Leaders Defining Success group. Interviewed by Lorena Duarte and Ruth Trevino.
Malaysian Community Oral History Project: An Inventory of Its Oral History Interviews oh147
Malaysian Minnesotans speak about their experiences coming to Minnesota. The narrators discuss their personal stories of living in Malaysia and Minnesota. The interviews also touch on a wide range of topics from community, to education, and race. Interviewed by Lina Jau.
Mid-20th Century Minnesota Supreme Court Justices Oral History Project: An Inventory of Its Oral History Interviews oh145
Members of the state supreme court were interviewed in the 1970s to document the Minnesota judiciary. In addition to personal backgrounds, the Justices discuss the Minnesota state court system, operational problems of the court, changes and proposed changes in the court system, major issues before the supreme court from the 1940s to the 1970s, political and public pressures on supreme court justices, and the influence of the United States Supreme Court on state supreme courts. Interviewed by Mark Haidet.
Olmsted County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Tax Lists gr00759
Tax lists for the city of Rochester (1890-1892, 1895-1901, 1910-1911, 1920-1921, 1930-1931, 1940-1941, 1950-1951, 1960-1961, 1970-1971). Also lists for the village of Dover (1930, 1931) and all civil jurisdictions in the county (1970-1971) and for personal property in the city of Rochester (1970-1971).
Order of the Sons of Hermann in the State of Minnesota: An Inventory of Its Records 01117
Minute books, financial and membership records, letters, bylaws, and other papers of the various lodges of this German-American fraternal and social organization. All are in German.
Peter S. Popovich: An Inventory of His Papers 01115
Correspondence, legislative files, and related papers documenting the legislative activities of Peter S. Popovich, a representative from the 40th Legislative District (St. Paul), from 1953 to 1961.
Rondo Avenue, Inc. (Saint Paul, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 01118
Annual reports, articles of incorporation, bylaws, minutes of board and committee meetings, reminiscences, a few photographs, and some project files of an organization involved in commemorating and resurrecting the memory of the historic Rondo community, a largely-African American neighborhood in St. Paul that was displaced in the 1960s by the construction of Interstate Highway 94. Materials include files on annual Rondo Days festivals held in the early 1980s and in 2003 and 2008.
Transportation Department: Commissioner's Office: An Inventory of Its Office Correspondence gr00767
Correspondence and memoranda sent or received by the commissioner, deputy and assistant commissioners, division heads, chief of staff, and various engineers.
Noah Vang: An Inventory of His Minnesota Coalition for Change, Obama 2008 Records 01119
Kids for ObamaCanvass and telephone call scripts and tally sheets, precinct captain files, events, brochures, volunteer efforts, and photographs documenting the Minnesota Campaign for Change, Obama 2008, with ties to both the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Part and the 2008 national Obama presidential campaign. Materials were compiled by Noah Vang, a Twin Cities-based volunteer on the campaign, and focus on engaging traditionally underrepresented audiences in politics and governance.

Includes digital content.
Wildlife Society. Minnesota Chapter: An Inventory of Its Records 01116
Records of the Minnesota chapter of a national organization concerned with wildlife and habitat conservation and management and that advocated for legislation, worked to educate the public, and provided services and resources to scientists, managers, educators, and others.

New and Updated Catalog Records

Church of the Redeemer (Cannon Falls, Minn.), creator. Organizational documents and parish registers, 1857-1992 [microform].
Microfilmed organizational documents (1866) and parish registers (3 volumes, 1857-1992) of the Church of the Redeemer, an Episcopal church located in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.
Clark, E. L. (Elijah Langley). Civil War Letters, 1862-1865.
Letters of a Cannon Falls, Minnesota man while serving in Company F, 8th Minnesota Infantry and with the 123rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, principally to his wife Mary Elizabeth (Wright) Clark in Cannon Falls.
Huckenpoehler, Mary, 1887-1979. Mary Huckenpoehler and family papers, 1864-2013 (bulk 1887-1943).
Notes on My Life and the Lives that Touched It, a memoir of a Waconia, Minn. school teacher, covering the years 1887-1920 and compiled between 1940 and 1950, and a typed transcription (2013) of her memoir covering the years 1920-1943, compiled in the 1960s, and gathered into a narrative by her daughter Victoria Bynum (a few pages of the original are included); The memoirs include details of her life as a child in Minneapolis, her education and teaching career in rural Minnesota, and her marriage and life as a young mother in Waconia, Minnesota, during the Depression.

The collection also includes Huckenpoehler's daybook [diary] for March-April 1925 and a typed transcription (2010) by Victoria Bynum; correspondence and miscellaneous papers (1864-1890) of Roderick Evan Daniel (1844-1908), his first wife Mary (1843-1887), and his second wife Jeannette, including three letters (1864-1865) written by Daniel while serving in the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War; and letters (1971-1972) to Bynum from relatives in Wales discussing family genealogy. The papers include explanatory notes made by Bynum about the papers and the individuals represented in them.

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