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Recent State Archives Acquisitions: August 2013

Background Information

Records added this month to the State Archives collection will be used for a variety of research topics. 

Annual financial reports and statements (dated 2006-2008) of the state Auditor were added to the master set of records, dating from the 1970s already preserved in the State Archives. 

After several years of negotiations, the Michael J. Dowling Elementary School in Minneapolis transferred a significant set of records (dated 1895-2012).  Included, are photographs, scrapbooks, newsletters and bulletins, selected subject files, and published records and reports.  The Minneapolis school opened in 1924 as a special facility for physically handicapped elementary-age children who could not be accommodated in the regular schools.  Mr. Dowling was instrumental in founding the school, which is now an urban environmental magnet school. 

Received from the Transportation Department is incoming and outgoing correspondence of Commissioner Carol Molnau (August 2007-March 2008), Acting Commissioner Bob McFarlin (March-April 2008), and Commissioner Tom Sorel (April-December 2008).  Correspondents include federal, state and local government officials, non-government organization officials, and members of the general public.  Continue an existing set of correspondence dating from 1965. 



1. Auditor.  Records (financial reports and statements, audit reports) dated 2006-2008.  2 boxes 

2. Hennepin County.  Minneapolis School District.  Records (dated 1895-2012) of the Michael J. Dowling Elementary School.  12 boxes.

3. Transportation Department.  Commissioner’s Office.  Incoming and outgoing correspondence (2007-2008).  8 folders. 



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