Minnesota  State Archives

Recent State Archives Acquisitions: September 2017

Background Information

Records added this month complement and fill in gaps in existing sets of records preserved in the State Archives. The records are valuable for family and local history research, and to document major functions and activities of Minnesota state government.

Received from the MNHS Library are Adjutant General circular letters (dated 1922-1924) issued to Minnesota National Guard units concerning such topics as personnel and payroll matters, drills, mobilization, rifle matches, and equipment. The circular letters fill in a gap in the existing set which is dated 1899-1965. The Chisago County Recorder transferred an index (dated 1920s-1954) to the Chisago County District Court Naturalization Records: Petition and Record, which are preserved in the State Archives. Upon close review of the index it was determined it was incomplete, but still useful for accessing the county's naturalization records (dated 1855-1954) preserved in the State Archives. Information includes name and address of petitioner; date of order of admission; petition number; declaration of intention number; names, ages, and place of residence of wife and minor children.

The Health Department transferred news releases news releases (dated circa 1948-1974), concerning such topics as accidents, budget, hospitals, mental and occupational health, polio, poison control, vital statistics and water pollution control. The news releases pre-date an existing set starting in 1988. Ramsey County administration transferred records (dated 1932-1990) of the Ramsey County Welfare Department concerning the Ramsey County Nursing Home located on White Bear Avenue in Maplewood. The records include audit reports, work and training reports, and files concerning the construction, maintenance and operation of the nursing home. The records complement other records of the nursing home. The Transportation Department Library transferred published records and reports (dated 1974-1999) of the Public Safety Department and the Metropolitan Transit Commission. The records concern a variety of topics and complement existing sets of records.

Acquisitions

1. Adjutant General. Circular letters (dated 1922-1924) issued to Minnesota National Guard units. 3 folders.

2. Chisago County. District Court. Naturalization Records: Index to Petition and Record dated 1920s-1954. 1 folder.

3. Health Department. News releases (dated circa 1948-1974). 1 box.

4. Ramsey County. Welfare Department. Records (dated 1932-1990) concerning the Ramsey County Nursing Home. 2 boxes.

5. Transportation Department. Published records and reports (dated 1974-1999) of the Public Safety Department and the Metropolitan Transit Commission concerning a variety of topics. 9 folders.

 

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Updated October 11, 2017.