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Name/Abstract File No.
ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT. Assistant Commissioner's Office. Files of Daniel B. McGraw and Charles E. Coskran. admin027
Files of Bureau of Information Services' assistant commissioners Daniel B. McGraw (1972-1977) and Charles E. Coskran (1978-1979).
Ancient Order of United Workmen. Jurisdiction of Minnesota. Grand Lodge: An Inventory of Its Records 01146
Minutes (1877), membership registers (1877-1963), legal records (1911) and miscellaneous records of the Grand Lodge of this fraternal organization; minutes (1888-1889) membership records (1877-1949), financial records (1922-1969). The collection also includes miscellaneous records of the Ashlar Lodge (Rochester, Minn.); and charter (1959) of Paragon Lodge No. 216 (Detroit Lakes, Minn.).
Attorney General: Public Welfare Division: An Inventory of Its Litigation File: Welsch v Noot gr00797
Concerns the Welsch Consent Decree, a landmark court case (1972-1989) which led to major changes in the treatment of Minnesota's institutionalized mentally retarded citizens. Patricia Welsch, by her father Richard Welsch, filed the suit against Public Welfare Department (DPW) commissioners (successively Arthur Noot, Edward Dirkswager, Vera Likins, Leonard Levine, Sandra Gardebring, as the case was litigated). In September 1980, the parties involved entered into an agreement known as the Welsch Consent Decree and the case was formally dismissed in August 1989.
Cameo Social Club: An Inventory of Its Records 01143
Minutes, scrapbooks, photographs, and other memorabilia of an African American social club formed in 1925. Much of the material documents parties and other special events held by the club, especially the annual Cotillion Ball, where the club presented debutantes during the 1950s and 1960s.
Clay County: Welfare Board: An Inventory of Its Minutes gr00796
The minutes document administrative, policy, casework, and financial decisions; personal matters; and miscellaneous administrative matters or information of general interest to the board. Minutes for July 1943-1946 and 1964-1966 are missing.
College of Visual Arts: An Inventory of Its Records 01144
Trustees minutes, college catalogs, art exhibition materials, newsletters and publications, student handbooks, scrapbooks of Lowell Bobleter, miscellaneous historical data, photographs, videocassettes, and administrative records of a St. Paul-based private, accredited, four-year college of art and design.
DENZIL A. CARTY: An Inventory of His Papers p1725
Biographical information, correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, reports, and printed materials documenting activities of black Episcopal priest Denzil Carty in the Protestant Episcopal Church and in many racial, interracial, and interdenominational organizations in St. Paul.
Faribault State School and Hospital: An Inventory of Its Dairy Herd Records gr00791
Records relating to the registration, breeding, feeding, production, and disposition of the institution's dairy herd. Includes stock inventories, production test records, Holstein-Friesian Association certificates of registry, and individual cow records.
Faribault State School and Hospital: An Inventory of Its Employment Applications gr00795
Record of applications for employment (1881-1912), listing date of application, applicant number, name and address, character of work desired, and comments and references; and applications for attendants or nurses (1896-1907).
Faribault State School and Hospital: An Inventory of Its Farm Records gr00792
Farm records, including a report of the alleged malfeasance of the dairyman (circa 1912-1914), registration forms for the farm's American Poland-China and National Duroc-Jersey pigs (1906-1914), inventories of all farm stock, supplies, and materials (1891, 1925-1946), monthly livestock reports (October 1930-June 1969), machinery auction materials (1968), and monthly reports of farm credits and charges (1947-1961). The latter also include statements of labor and repairs furnished the institution by the farm, power plant, and construction departments, and a record of inmate labor furnished the farm.
Faribault State School and Hospital: An Inventory of Its Payroll Records gr00793
Records in several different formats generally giving the following information: names, job titles (character of work), vacation and sick days, days required and number of days actually worked, amount paid, date of first employment, rate of pay, board allowance, schedule numbers, deductions, net earnings, and remarks.
Faribault State School and Hospital: Superintendent: An Inventory of Its Correspondence gr00794
Correspondence relating to all aspects of the institution's management, including administration of the buildings, programs, students, patients, and staff.
Fillmore County: Lanesboro: An Inventory of Its Records gr00798
Justice of the peace civil and criminal dockets (1871-1971), register and disbursement register (1873-1905), and lockup register (1935-1933).
Kittson County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Civil and Criminal Case Files gr00684
Interfiled civil and criminal case files (1880-1903), civil case files (1893-1916, 1924-1938), and criminal case files (1932-1960). Supplemented by select civil and criminal case file transcripts (1905-1952).
Kittson County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Civil and Criminal Registers of Actions gr00799
Registers of actions for civil and criminal cases. Each entry may include the calendar (case file) number, names of the parties in the case, papers filed, names of persons subpoenaed, date files, fees, and remarks.
Kittson County: Probate Court: An Inventory of Its Registers of Actions gr00800
A narrative record of documents filed, presentations made, and actions taken by the court in individual probate, insanity, and guardianship cases.
Louis W. (Louis Warren) Hill: An Inventory of His Papers 00050
Correspondence, minutes, subject files, reports, campaign material, legislative bills, and newspaper clippings of a St. Paul member of the conservative caucus of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Minnesota State Dental Association: An Inventory of Its Records 01147
Records documenting the history and development of this statewide dental organization. They include historical and biographical data, organizational documents, correspondence, annual meeting minutes and programs, subject files, lecture and speech transcripts, articles about or by Minnesota dentists, membership lists, district dental societies files, and Monson Research and Clinic Club (St. Paul) materials.
National Nonpartisan League: An Inventory of Its Membership, Speech, and Newspaper Files at the Minnesota Historical Society M182B
Microfilmed card files of league membership primarily in Minnesota but also some in Iowa and South Dakota, and a few in other states; card files of league boosters in Minnesota; Minnesota convention delegates card files; card files of membership for Minnesota clubs of the National Federation of Womens Nonpartisan Clubs; card files for league meetings held in Minnesota between 1918 and 1921 and the speakers who addressed them; cards recording subscriptions, expirations, and renewals to the Minnesota Leader; and a card file of the Publishers National Service Bureau recording attitudes toward the league of newspapers in several states.
National Nonpartisan League: An Inventory of Its Printed Materials at the Minnesota Historical Society M182A
Microfilmed pamphlets documenting the "pamphlet war" between the National Nonpartisan League and its supporters and its opponents; newspapers (The Non-Partisan, On the Square, The Red Flame); and books about the League.
SHERBURNE COUNTY: District Court: An Inventory of Its Clerk of Court's Correspondence she-ct01
The bulk of the correspondence dates from the term of Charles D. Kaliher (1907-1918). Kaliher's records contain both official court related items as well as personal correspondence.
THURSDAY CLUB (SAINT PAUL, MINN.): An Inventory of Its Records 00408
Constitutions, minutes, an early membership list, yearbooks containing the club's annual programs, membership rosters, and secretary's report, treasurer's books and reports, scrapbooks; and miscellaneous papers (including a few manuscripts written by club members) documenting the activities of a Saint Paul women's literary and intellectual society organized on May 14, 1894.
Transportation Department: An Inventory of Its Department Correspondence trans004
The central correspondence files for the Transportation Department (and before it the Highway Department), consisting primarily of intra-department correspondence but also containing incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda.

New and Updated Catalog Records

Carrolton (Minn. : Township). Justice of the Peace. Dockets.
Includes civil and criminal cases.
Norman K. and Charles M. Culver Papers, 1856-1943.
Norman K. Culver's papers include some correspondence with the Quartermaster General's Office, Treasury Department and the War Department concerning missing paperwork and unsettled accounts while Culver served in acting appointments at Fort Ridgely, correspondence with the Bureau of Pensions regarding his pension claim, correspondence concerning a monument at Fort Ridgely; documents regarding land purchases in Fillmore County; and some Fillmore County Probate Court documents regarding his grandchildren Effa, Ella, and Maud Trescott; and his military commissions. Papers concerning Charles M. Culver include biographical information, some correspondence with the Grand Army of the Republic concerning his military service, death and burial, and other miscellaneous related materials.
Douglas, Carl. Carl Douglas' time check, 1896, March 26.
Time check number 92 with a payable balance of $43.85 issued to George White for his work over one month, eighteen and one-half days as a landing man in Camp 1.
Fillmore County (Minn). School District No. 50 (Carrolton : Township). Clerk's book.
Minnesota. County Court (Kittson County). Records.
Judgment record (1972-1981) and minutes (1973-1977).
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Documents relating to the negotiation of ratified and unratified treaties with various tribes of Indians, 1801-1869.
Includes instructions to treaty commissioners; treaty council proceedings, including minutes and speeches; reports of the treaty commissioners; letters explaining or otherwise relating to the treaties; and sometimes copies or duplicate originals of the treaties themselves.

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