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Private 2 (PV2) Katie Kleeberger, Specialist (SPC) Travis, Private First Class Harris, Iraq, 2004

New to the Minnesota Historical Society's collections this month are the photographs of Rochester native Katie Kleeberger documenting her military service during the Iraq War. Primarily responsible for driving military vehicles, Kleeberger served two tours in Iraq between January 2004 and September 2006 as a Private E-2 and later as a Specialist E-4. The photographs in this collection include images of Kleeberger and fellow military personnel, bases, and vehicles, and landscape views in both Iraq and Kuwait. Pictured: Private 2 (PV2) Katie Kleeberger, Specialist (SPC) Travis, Private First Class Harris, Iraq, 2004.

New and Updated Finding Aids - August 2015

Name/Abstract File No.
Augustine B. Hawley and Family Papers: An Inventory of Their Papers 01220
Papers of the family of Augustine B. Hawley, pioneer physician of Red Wing (Minn.). They consist of family correspondence and genealogical data; deeds, wills, receipts, legal documents, letters from a few prominent persons, and other family memorabilia; and typed copies of Augustine's journals while a student at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) Medical School (1855-1856).

Includes digital content.
Builders Association of the Twin Cities: An Inventory of Its Parade of Homes Photographs sv000185
Visitors entering a model house during the Parade of Homes, circa 1950-1969Photographs associated with the Parade of Homes. Images include showcase model homes, promotion for the Parade of Homes, visitors to the Parade, royalty associated with the events, and the Minneapolis Home Builders Association Reggie Award presentation.

Includes digital content.
Executive board minutes; correspondence; biographical sketches; membership directories and yearbooks; committee files; conventions; historical materials; newsletters; reports; scrapbooks; local chapter files; and photographs documenting Tau State, the Minnesota chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma international honor society for women educators.
Eloise ButlerRecords documenting the history of the garden; its volunteer support organization, Friends of the Wild Flower Garden; its founder, Eloise Butler; and her successor, Martha Crone.
THEO. HAMM BREWING COMPANY: An Inventory of Its Records 01221
Hamm's Beer AdvertisementAdvertising and marketing files (1947-1976) and a ledger (1900-1902) of a prominent Saint Paul brewing firm established in 1865 by German immigrant Theodore Hamm.
Katie Kleeberger: An Inventory of Her Iraq War Photographs sv000182
Private 2 (PV2) Katie Kleeberger, Specialist (SPC) Travis, Private First Class Harris, Iraq, 2004Photographs documenting Rochester, Minnesota native Specialist Katie Kleeberger's two tours of duty in the Iraq War.

Includes digital content.
Lyon County: Lincoln, Lyon & Murray Human Services Board: An Inventory of Its Minutes gr00615
Minutes of the Lincoln, Lyon & Murray Human Services Board and its predecessors, the Lyon County Welfare Board (1937-1974) and Region VIII North Welfare Board (1975-1998). They cover administrative, policy, and financial decisions; personal matters; and miscellaneous administration matters or information of general interest to the board.
Mark L. Arend: An Inventory of His Family Papers 01222
Mark L. ArendBusiness and family papers of a Saint Paul business executive and his son, including correspondence, photographs, annual reports of Rayette, Inc., files pertaining to the Panama Flats row house in Saint Paul, some genealogical information and other papers pertaining to the related Hoenck family, and information about early Saint Paul brewer Christopher Stahlmann and his Cave Brewery.
MARTIN MCLEOD: An Inventory of His Papers 01224
Martin McLeod, circa 1860Correspondence, papers, traders’ and Indian credit accounts, and diaries of McLeod, a Minnesota fur trader during the period 1836-1858.
Merle Peterson: An Inventory of His Korean War Photographs sv000183
Merle Peterson and Joseph Deprey, Korea, 1950-1951Snapshots of Merle Peterson and other service men who served in the Korean War. Images also include views of the Korean landscape.

Includes digital content.
Nancy Osborn Brataas: An Inventory of Her Papers 01219
Nancy Osborn BrataasPersonal, family, and legislative papers, business records, and files relating to the activism and involvement of Nancy Osborn Brataas, a Republican politician living in Rochester, Minnesota, who was the second female state senator to serve in the Minnesota legislature and who owned a management and data processing business.
Skage Brothers: An Inventory of Their National 17th of May centennial celebration photographs sv000186
Women in the National 17th of May Celebration parade, Minnesota state fairgrounds, May 1914Photographs documenting the three-day centennial celebration of Norwegian Constitution Day (Syttende mai) at the Minnesota state faairgrounds and around St. Paul and Minneapolis. Views include photographs of parade floats, traditional costumes, and group portraits of Norwegian clubs. Many of the photographs were taken in the state fairgrounds, including views of the grandstand and other pavilions.

Includes digital content.
St. Cloud State Reformatory for Men: Medical Office: An Inventory of Its Inmate Medical Records gr01023
Records of each inmate's physical and mental condition upon entering the reformatory and subsequent medical history. Information includes name and case file number, results of initial physical examination and mental evaluation, family mental history, hospital record (date, diagnosis, treatment, date discharged), pharmacy prescription record (date, diagnosis, drug or other prescription), and brief periodic assessments of physical and mental status. The records cover admission through 1923, although individual record entries may continue into the 1930s.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration: An Inventory of Its George Nelson NASA Photographs sv000184
Portrait of astronaut candidate George D. Nelson in blue flight suit, 1978Official photographs of George "Pinky" Nelson's career with NASA. Collection includes formal portraits, crew portraits, and candid photographs from space missions. Photographs primarily document Nelson's service in space flight missions STS-41C Challenger (1984), STS-61C Columbia (1986), and STS-26 Discovery (1988).

Includes digital content.
Wilkin County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Civil and Criminal Registers of Actions gr00030
Registers of action for criminal (1884-1896) and civil (1884-1949) cases. Each entry may include the calendar (case file) number, names of the parties in the case, papers filed, names of persons subpoenaed, date files, fees, and remarks.
Wilkin County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Coroner's Records gr01038
Register of coroner's inquests (1887-1972) and coroner's inquest reports (1889-1976).
Wilkin County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Plaintiff's and Defendant's Indexes gr01039
Plaintiffs and defendants indexes to District Court civil and criminal case files. Entries include case file number, parties to the case, type of action, date and amount of judgment, and citation to the register of action volume and page number indexed.
Wilkin County: Probate Court: An Inventory of Its Registers of Probate Actions gr01040
Registers of documents filed and actions taken in individual probate, guardianship, and insanity cases. Includes title of case, case number, list of documents filed, and citations to volume and page where selected documents are recorded (transcribed). Each volume is indexed.
William B. Mitchell and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 01223
Jane Grey Swisshelm and some of her kin, news clipping, circa 1935Correspondence, news clippings, land records, and other papers documenting the activities of Mitchell, editor of the St. Cloud (Minn.) Journal-Press, and members of his family.

Includes digital content.
WILLIAM D. HALE AND FAMILY: An Inventory of Their Papers 00871
William Dinsmore HaleThe collection includes correspondence and miscellaneous papers, business records, blueprints, and William D. Hale's diaries. Correspondence covers a range of topics from the milling, lumbering, banking, and railway interests of William D. Hale and William D. Washburn to William Hale's career with the Third Minnesota Volunteer Regiment and the Fourth United States Colored Artillery.
William P. Kenney and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 01217
William P. KenneyCorrespondence, biographical and financial materials, clippings, scrapbooks, and other papers of Great Northern Railway president William P. Kenney and his family. Much of the material concerns Kenney's philanthropic support of institutions and organizations. A panoramic Student Army Training Corps photograph taken at the University of Wisconsin (1918) includes Kenney's two sons among the assembled soldiers.
WILLIAM WATTS FOLWELL AND FAMILY: An Inventory of Their Papers 00880
William Watts FolwellFolwell's papers document his career as a philologist; a lieutenant colonel in the Fiftieth New York Volunteer Engineers in the Civil War; a business man of Venice, Ohio (late 1860s); professor of mathematics and civil engineering at Kenyon College in Ohio (1868-1869); president (1869-1884), professor of political economy (1884-1907), and president emeritus (1907-1929) of the University of Minnesota; a member and president of the Minneapolis Board of Park Commissioners and the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts; a member of the State Board of Corrections and Charities; a Minnesota lawyer (1884-); the author of two histories of Minnesota; a leader in the development of Minnesota's public high school system; and president of the Minnesota Historical Society (1924-1927).

Includes digital content.
Wright County: School District No. 63, Victor Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00603
Records of this Wright County school, including annual reports, attendance registers, school census, clerk's and treasurer's books, combination reports, teacher's reports, and library book record.

New and Updated Catalog Records

Clark, Charles A. (Charles Asa), 1865-1929. Charles A. Clark and family papers, 1887-1968.
Correspondence, printed materials, genealogical materials, diaries, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Charles A. Clark, a Spanish-American War veteran and resident of the Far East, to his niece Cleora Clark Wheeler, to his sons Harold M. and Charles P., and to other family members.
Cotton, Richard, 1879-1965. Richard E. Cotton Military Papers, 1883-1943 (bulk 1911-1943).
Correspondence, special orders, certificates, military commissions, appointments, discharge certificates, and related materials reflecting the military career of Richard Edwin Cotton, a Saint Paul man who served in the United States Army during World War I, in the Officers' Reserve Corps, and in the Minnesota National Guard. An 1883 document signed at Fort Missoula, Montana Territory, by Lieutenant Commander Geo. Gibson, pertains to the taking of forage and straw by the quartermaster of the Third Infantry for the third quarter of 1883.
National Council of Jewish Women (U.S.). St. Paul Section. St. Paul Section Records, 1935-1941, 1995-2003.
Minutes of board meetings and general meetings of the St. Paul Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (1935-1941), files of Marilyn Horowitz as president of the section (1995-2000),and project files for Race for Action and Stuff for School school supplies drives.
Minnesota. District Court (Wilkin County). Court commissioner's record, 1927-1965.
A record of actions filed and documents issued by the court commisisoner.
Wilkin County (Minn.). Probate Court. Index to probate case files.
Volume A. Indexes cases 1-2889.
Wright County (Minn.). School District No. 100 (Middlevale : Township). Treasurer's books, 1893-1944.

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