Recent State Archives Acquisitions: February 2016
Records added this month to the State Archives will be useful for a variety of research topics. The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board transferred campaign finance files for principal campaign committees and party units/political committees/funds (terminated 2011), economic interest statements for public officials (terminated 2011), affidavits of candidacy for special elections (dated 2011), board meeting minutes (dated 2011-2012), advisory opinions (dated 2011-2012), and conciliation agreements and findings (dated 2011-2012). The records continue an existing set of records dating from 1974 when the Board was established.
An individual donated justice of the peace dockets (dated 1954-1958) for the Village of Brooklyn Park in Hennepin County. At the request of Olmsted County Historical Society staff, records (dated 1866-1982) of the Rochester State Hospital were transferred to the State Archives. The records include centennial project files, subject files, volunteer program files, administrative files, published reports, and photographs. Also, files concerning patients’ illnesses and treatments. The hospital was one of the first state hospitals closed in the early 1980s, and the records complement existing records of the hospital preserved in the State Archives. Sibley County transferred assessment rolls, dated 1960-1961, which continue an existing set (dating from 1863) preserved in the State Archives.
1. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Records dated 2011-2012. 13 boxes.
2. Hennepin County. Brooklyn Park (Village). Justice of the peace dockets dated 1954-1958. 7 folders.
3. Rochester State Hospital. Records dated 1866-1982. 7 boxes.
4. Sibley County. Assessor. Assessment rolls, dated 1960-1961, which continue an existing set (dating from 1863) preserved in the State Archives. 10 boxes.
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Last edited March 3, 2016.