What's New

New to the manuscripts collection this month are papers of Minnesota hero Thomas E. Burnett, Jr., who lost his life in the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001.

Burnett was one of four passengers who heroically attempted to take back their hijacked flight from Al-Qaeda terrorists who after overpowering the flight crew turned the San Francisco-bound flight around and, it is believed, intended to crash it into the U.S. Capitol building or some other Washington, D.C. target.

Burnett grew up in Bloomington, was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson Senior High School, attended Saint John's University, Collegeville, and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. At the time of his death he was a senior vice president and chief operating officer of Thoratec Corporation, a medical devices company based in Pleasanton, California.


You Are Remembered


The collection consists primarily of letters, cards, emails, and other condolences received by Burnett's family and by his employer, news accounts, and published materials. Particularly touching are handmade memorial letters and cards received from school children in Minnesota and elsewhere. Equally poignant, the collection includes a college essay written by Burnett entitled "Why is the United States the Focus of so much Terrorism?"



New and Updated Finding Aids - August 2018

Name/Abstract File No.
American Association of University Women. Minnesota State Division: An Inventory of Its Records 00503
Correspondence, minutes, financial data, scrapbooks of clippings and ephemera, reports, notes, and membership records of the Minnesota State Division and local branches of a national organization for college-educated women founded in 1881 to promote equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change.
B.W. Harris Manufacturing Co.: An Inventory of Its Advertising Materials 00310
Advertising and promotional materials, product catalogs, some photographs, audiotapes, films, style books with fabric samples, and newspaper advertisement scrapbooks of a Saint Paul-based, family-owned manufacturer of outerwear and sportswear founded in 1916 and perhaps best known for its Zero King line of men's coats.
Larry Bailey: An Inventory of His Cathedral Hill Neighborhood Photograph Collection sv000267
Saint Paul Winter, 1964-65Street scenes of St. Paul's historic Cathedral Hill neighborhood photographed the winter of 1964-1965. Includes views of the St. Paul Cathedral, Commodore Hotel, businesses along Selby Avenue, and residential homes around the neighborhood. Photographer made collection of copy prints in 2017.

Includes digital content.
Bennett Benson: An Inventory of His Photograph Collection sv000265
Parade in Nome, AlaskaCopies printed from Bennett Benson's original negatives. Views include gold rush activity and landscapes with scenes in Nome, Alaska; Minnesota; and unidentified places.

Includes digital content.
Thomas E. Burnett, Jr.: An Inventory of His Papers 01280
Biographical information, information about school activities, speeches, career-related materials, news articles and published materials, tributes and memories, emails, letters of condolence, faxes, and memorial letters and cards received by the parents and the employer of a Bloomington, Minnesota native who was one of the passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 who lost their lives attempting to take back control of their hijacked airliner from Al-Qaeda terrorists over Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.
Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board: An Inventory of Its Annual and Biennial Reports gr01491
Includes reports of its predecessors, the Ethics Commission (1974-1975) and Ethical Practices Board (1975-1997).
Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board: An Inventory of Its Campaign Finance Files, Political Committees and Funds gr00127
Reports of receipts of political committees and funds, and of their contributions (transfers) to candidates, to committees and funds supporting candidates, and to committees and funds organized to promote or defeat a ballot question. They consist primarily of such funds maintained by local police, fire, and municipal employees associations and by trade and labor associations. Includes files of its predecessors, the Ethics Commission (1974-1975) and the Ethical Practices Board (1975-1997).
Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board: An Inventory of Its Campaign Finance Files, Principal Campaign Committees (Category 1) gr00126
Detailed reports of receipts and expenditures by the campaign committee for each candidate for a state office (constitutional officers, legislators, statewide and district courts), accompanied by a statement of organization for the committee. Includes files of its predecessors, the Ethics Commission (1974-1975) and the Ethical Practices Board (1975-1997).
Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board: An Inventory of Its Conciliation Agreements and Findings gr00130
The Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board offers conciliation agreements to campaign finance clients who make excess expenditures or have made or received excess contributions. A conciliation agreement, when signed by the board chair and the client, is a bar to any civil proceeding. Conciliation agreements become a matter of public record when signed by the board chair and the client. The board issues findings if a conciliation agreement cannot be reached or if the board determines there is probable cause to believe that a violation of other provisions of the Ethics in Government Act [Minn. Stat. c10A] has occurred. Board findings become public when signed by the board chair. Each folder includes a detailed listing of the committee/individual involved and the outcome in each proceeding.
Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board: An Inventory of Its Economic Interest Statements gr00125
Annual personal financial statements filed by candidates for state executive and legislative offices and by appointees to boards and commissions. They state sources of compensation, corporations or entities in which the registrant held securities, and location of real property in which the registrant held ownership or other interest. Some statements are also present for candidates without campaign committees. Includes files of its predecessors, the Ethics Commission (1974-1975) and the Ethical Practices Board (1975-1997).
Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board: An Inventory of Its Legal Files gr00129
Legal files and advisory opinions of the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board and its predecessors.
Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board: An Inventory of Its Minutes and Agenda Packets gr00128
Minutes (1974-2013) and agenda packets (1979-1985) detailing the organization and administration of the board and its predecessors, the Ethics Commission (1974-1975) and Ethical Practices Board (1975-1997); lobbyist disclosure procedures; and specific cases that refined the definition of lobbyist or dealt with non-compliance and complaints. They often include reports, advisory opinions, legislative proposals, and financial statements.
Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board: An Inventory of Its Published Records gr01492
Published issuances of the Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board and its predecessors, the Ethics Commission (1974-1975) and Ethical Practices Board (1975-1997), relating to regulations and disclosures under the Ethics in Government Act.
Carver County: Chanhassen: An Inventory of Its Records gr01493
Meeting minutes (1965-2016) of the City Council, Housing Redevelopment Authority, Economic Development Authority, Environmental Protection Committee, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, and Senior Commission; and City Council resolutions (1969-2016).
Charles Chamblis: An Inventory of His Photograph Collection sv000149
Male musical group, name unknown, circa 1980Chamblis was a professional photographer working in the Twin Cites metropolitan area. He photographed events in the African American community, families, the nightclub scene, musicians, fashion models, weddings, and landscape views, mainly in Minneapolis (including downtown views and parks).

Includes digital content.
Robert S. Crandall: An Inventory of His Grand Rapids Area Logging Photograph Collection sv000269
Logging operations, Grand RapidsViews from the logging industry, including steam log haulers and logging camps, near Grand Rapids as photographed by R. S. Crandall.

Includes digital content.
Richard L. Ferrell: An Inventory of His Flour Milling Industry History Collection 00699
Portrait of Richard L. FerrellCollected by Richard Ferrell who once managed the Pillsbury's historic A Mill. Includes flour milling advertisements, marketing materials, promotional items, cookbooks, newsletters, periodicals, architectural drawings, moving images, sound recordings and photographs. Items produced by Minnesota-based millers form the core of the collection, but it also includes materials from companies in neighboring states, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada.

Includes digital content.
Fred J. Lowe and Acrobatics: An Inventory of Its Photograph Collection sv000274
Frank LaMondo walking the tight wire over Minnehaha Falls, MinneapolisImages of Fred J. Lowe, an acrobat and wire walker, who performed in various acts and under several names from the 1880s until approximately 1910s. Collection includes portraits and promotional materials of Lowe's acrobatic acts and more, including the Original Happy Hooligan, the Imperial Trio, and the Great James.

Includes digital content.
Bernard P. Friel: An Inventory of His Downtown St. Paul Photograph Collection sv000275
Alexander Ramsey House, St. PaulViews of St. Paul buildings and the construction of the Lawson Building in May and June of 1998. Images include St. Paul Hotel, Landmark Center, Hamm Building, St. Paul Building (previously Germania Bank Building), Alexander Ramsey House and others.

Includes digital content.
Don Gangloff: An Inventory of His St. Paul Winter Carnival Hot Air Balloon Flights With Don Piccard Photograph Collection sv000271
St. Paul Winter Carnival hot air balloon flights with Don Piccard, White Bear LakeImages of Donald Piccard and his son preparing hot air balloons on White Bear Lake during the Saint Paul Winter Carnival in 1964.

Includes digital content.
Ilhan Omar 2016 Campaign and Election: An Inventory of Its Photograph Collection sv000273
Ilhan Omar, during campaign for the Minnesota House of RepresentativesImages of Ilhan Omar, Minnesota State Representative who won the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor primary over 44-year incumbent representative, Phyllis Kahn and became the nation's first Somali-American legislator. Views include campaigning, acceptance speech on election night, and her first day in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Includes digital content.
Jean Piccard's Pleiades Project: An Inventory of Its Photograph Collection sv000272
Fred C. Gangloff (right) helps move gondola for 1937 Pleiades Project at the University of Minnesota, Department of Aeronautical Engineering buildingImages of Dr. Jean Piccard's Pleiades project including the University of Minnesota Department of Aeronautical Engineering, preparation of balloons and gondola, and the first demonstrative mission on July 19, 1937 at Soldiers' Field in Rochester. Fred Gangloff and Jean Piccard are identified.

Includes digital content.
Lac Qui Parle County: Lake Shore Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01482
Birth and death registers (1879-1907) and certificate records (1908-1952).
Lac Qui Parle County: Madison: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01483
Birth (1886-1921) and death (1900-1921) registers and certificate records (1922-1953).
Lac qui Parle County: Madison Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01484
Birth and death registers (1879-1907) and certificate records (1908-1952).
Lac Qui Parle County: Maxwell Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01485
Birth and death registers (1878-1908) and certificate records (1908-1953).
Lac Qui Parle County: Perry Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01486
Birth and death registers (1880-1907) and certificate records (1894, 1908-1953).
Lac qui Parle County: Riverside Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01487
Birth and death registers (1874-1909), and birth (1908-1923) and death (1908-1923, 1950-1951) certificate records.
Lac Qui Parle County: Walter Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01488
Birth and death registers (1885-1952) and certificate record (1907-1917), and burial/removal permits (1908-1940).
Lac qui Parle County: Yellow Bank Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01489
Birth and death registers (1878-1907) and certificate records (1907-1953).
Lake County: Two Harbors: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01490
Birth and death registers (1900-1907, 1913-1941), birth and death records (1941-1953), and burial, removal, and transit permits (1953-1964).
Lyon County: Independent School District No. 413, Marshall: An Inventory of Its Records gr00512
October 1934-May 1935Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district.

Includes digital content.
Roger S. Mackintosh: An Inventory of His University of Minnesota and Horticultural Interest Photograph Collection sv000268
Train and people on tour of College of Agriculture and Experiment Stations near Fargo, North DakotaImages compiled by Roger S. Mackintosh, show University of Minnesota courses in sewing, laundry, blacksmithing, and farm operations; a World War I Liberty Garden; and views from Mackintosh's horticultural interest and work including events at the Minnesota State Fair.

Includes digital content.
Beneta Mchie and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00057
Beneta Amelia EdwardsFamily papers, files, and photographs documenting the social activities and community involvement of Beneta (Edwards) Mchie, a Twin Cities African American woman involved in issues surrounding the education of women and minorities and social justice, and the activities of her husband John Mchie, Jr., and members of their extended family.

Includes digital content.
Dan Petrosky: An Inventory of His Vietnam War Sound and Visual Collection sv000270
Christmas cardCollection includes Christmas Day broadcast from AFVN-FM to the base in Qui Nhon, Vietnam recorded by Petrosky with a reel-to-reel deck in 1969; a signed Christmas photograph card of Petrosky with fellow soldiers; and a video of Petrosky's recollections of the Vietnam War as recorded in 2005 with a slide show featuring the men on the Christmas card during their time in Vietnam. Additionally, the album Vietnam: A Musical Retrospective is included and is used as a soundtrack to the slide show.

Includes digital content.
Schlampp's (Firm : Minneapolis, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Print Advertising Materials 01279
Scrapbooks of newspaper advertisements, agency advertisements and publicity materials, and clippings relating to an upscale, family-owned, Minneapolis-based furrier established in 1904, to its competitors, and to furs in fashion.
Dan Shattuck: An Inventory of His Downtown Minneapolis Photograph Collection sv000266
Street scene at Hennepin Avenue and North Sixth Street, MinneapolisCollection documents downtown Minneapolis in the 1980s including Hennepin Avenue street scenes, demolition of the Curtis Hotel, theater marquees, and a general view of downtown from near the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

Includes digital content.
Dave Thune: An Inventory of His Papers 01281
Correspondence and subject files relating to Saint Paul City Council member Dave Thune's successful campaign for a citywide smoking ban in bars and restaurants. The collection also includes some biographical information, correspondence concerning the controversial Gopher State Ethanol plant operating in Saint Paul's former Schmidt brewery, and some of Thune's appointment schedules.
Washington County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Road Records gr00336
Road survey plat books (1847-1910); road record book (1887-1891); parcel plats (circa 1900); road warrant registers (1916-1939); loose road papers including orders, petitions, maps, and road committee reports (1854-1967); and road commissioner's minutes and tax sales (1858-1872).

Includes digital content.


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