Minnesota  State Archives

Recent State Archives Acquisitions: February 2018

Background Information

A variety of research topics are represented in records added this month to the State Archives collection. Two documents were purchased at auction with the assistance of the Collections Department staff. Included are voucher no. 6 concerning condemned garrison equipage (dated March 1863), issued by Capt. John Moulton; and an invoice for a snare drum and drumsticks (dated January 1865), issued by Lt. Minor C. Humston, 4th Kentucky Regiment quartermaster, transferring the equipment to Capt. John Moulton. The documents complement other records of the 2nd Minnesota Regiment preserved in the State Archives.

The Health Department transferred polio vaccine records dated 1910-1967 (bulk dated 1957-1967). The records concern medical studies conducted by the Health Department on oral polio vaccines which were tested on people in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, the University of Minnesota, Duluth, St. Louis Park, Meeker, Kandiyohi and Swift counties, and the St. Cloud State Reformatory. Some of the files appear to be those of Dr. Henry Bauer, who was the Deputy Executive Officer of the Health Department at the time and gave several presentations on the topic at conferences worldwide. The Health Department worked with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Cyanamid International and Lederle Laboratories, and the World Health Organization, and correspondence from the organizations are included in the collection.

The Minnesota House of Representatives transferred House bills for the 2013-2014 legislative session. The bills continue an existing set dating from 1957. An individual donated a Minnesota Soldiers Home roster (dated May 1, 1898) that lists the Board of Trustees, officers, consulting surgeons and members. The document complements other records of the Soldiers Home preserved in the State Archives.

Acquisitions

1. Adjutant General. 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Regiment. Records dated 1863-1864. 2 items in folder.

2. Health Department. Polio vaccine records dated 1910-1967 (bulk dated 1957-1967). 4 boxes.

3. Legislature. House of Representatives. House bills dated 2013-2014. Continue an existing set dating from 1957. 37 boxes.

4. Soldiers Home. Roster (dated May 1, 1898) listing the Board of Trustees, officers, consulting surgeons and members. 1 item in folder.

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Last edited March 6, 2018.