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Recent State Archives Acquisitions: October 2017

Background Information

Family and local historical research will be greatly enhanced this month with the transfer of a number of local government records to the State Archives. A donor delivered school records (dated 1873-1942) for School District Nos. 6 and 7 (Money Creek Township) in Houston County, and School District No. 91(Elba Township) and Independent School District No. 861 (Winona) in Winona County. Included are governance records and selected student records, and the Winona County school records complement existing sets of school records preserved in the State Archives. The Pope County Recorder transferred birth and death certificates (dated 1939-1953) of the City of Glenwood, the City of Long Beach, New Prairie Township and the City of Starbuck. Except for the records of the City of Long Beach, the records continue existing sets of municipal birth and death records preserved in the State Archives.

The City of Elko New Market transferred birth and death records (dated 1897-1949) for New Market Township and the City of New Market. The record books include entries for births and deaths occurring in both New Market Township and the Village/City of New Market. Apparently, the vital records registrar recorded births and deaths in the same set of record books for the township and the village/city. Also, death certificates (dated 1951-1952) of the Village of Elko.

In July 2017 the French Lake Township Clerk transferred a number of township records, but recently found additional records. Transferred is a town record book (dated 1919-1925) of the township, and treasurer's books (dated 1886-1943) of School District No. 68/2674 (French Lake Township). The town record book fills in a gap in the existing set of township records that were transferred earlier. The school records were discovered among the township records.

With the assistance of Collections Department staff, annual reports (dated 1975-1976) for the City of Duluth were forwarded to the State Archives, and complement an existing set of published records and reports of the city. Also forwarded was a file concerning the rough fish removal program of the Fisheries Section of the Conservation Department/ Game and Fish Division. The records (dated 1961-1980) include correspondence, reports and statistics. The records document the department's program, using contracts awarded to private fishermen and women, to remove non-game and non-commercial nuisance fish (rough fish) from Minnesota lakes.

Minnesota Management and Budget transferred strike planning files (dated 1979-2001) created and used by the department in preparation for labor strikes by state employees, and for a government shutdown in 2001. Strikes represented are the AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) strike of 1981, and the MAPE (Minnesota Association of Professional Employees) strike of 1999. The records include meeting minutes of statewide strike committees, correspondence, planning files, background information, and related records. The State Law Library transferred briefs (dated May 2013-December 2016) on master negative microfilm. Use copies of the briefs are available at the State Law Library.

 

Acquisitions

1. Administration Department. Strike planning files (dated 1979-2001). 1 box.

2. Conservation Department. Game and Fish Division. Fisheries Section. Rough fish removal program file (dated 1961-1980). 1 folder.

3. Houston and Winona Counties. School records (dated 1873-1942) for School District Nos. 6 and 7 (Money Creek Township) in Houston County, and School District No. 91(Elba Township) and Independent School District No. 861 (Winona) in Winona County. 1 box.

4. Pope County. Birth and death certificates (dated 1939-1953) of the City of Glenwood, the City of Long Beach, New Prairie Township and the City of Starbuck. 2 boxes.

5. St. Louis County. Duluth (City). Annual reports dated 1975-1976. 1 folder.

6. Scott County. Birth and death records (dated 1897-1949) for New Market Township and the City of New Market. Also, death certificates (dated 1951-1952) of the Village of Elko. 1 box.

7. Supreme Court. Briefs (dated May 2013-December 2016) on master negative microfilm. 1 non-standard box.

8. Wright County. Town record book (dated 1919-1925) of French Lake Township, and treasurer’s books (dated 1886-1943) of School District No. 68/2674 (French Lake Township). 9 folders.

 

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November 14, 2017