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Recent State Archives Acquisitions: November 2013

Background Information

Local government records added this month to the State Archives will be very useful for family and local history research.  The Clay County Welfare Board minutes date from 1930s when county welfare boards were first established in Minnesota in response to the Great Depression.  The records document administrative, policy, case work, and financial decisions; personnel matters; and miscellaneous administrative matters or information of general interest to the board. 

Douglas County assessment rolls continue an existing set dating from 1867.  The City of Lanesboro transferred a number of municipal records, plus records of Carrolton Township and the now defunct school district no. 50; the school district consolidated with the Lanesboro school district in 1956.



1. Clay County.  Welfare Board.  Minutes and meeting files, dated 1937-1999.   10 boxes.

2. Douglas County.  Assessor.  Assessment rolls, dated 1990-1991.  8 boxes.

3. Fillmore County.  Receipt and disbursement register (dated 1873-1905), lockup registers (dated 1925-1933), and justice of the peace civil and criminal dockets (dated 1871-1970) of the Village/City of Lanesboro;   justice of the peace civil and criminal dockets (dated 1906-1922) of Carrolton Township;  Clerk’s Book (dated 1867-1868) of Common School District No. 50 (Carrolton Township).  3 boxes.


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December 2, 2013