What's New

This month saw an addition of new material to the T. B. Walker and Family Papers, a large collection of business records and personal papers of a Minneapolis lumberman and his family.

Thomas Barlow Walker (1840-1928) arrived in Minneapolis from Ohio in 1862 and made his fortune in lumbering, operating initially in northern Minnesota and later expanding into northern California where he amassed thousands of acres of timber, built a large sawmill, and a company town. In about 1874 he began collecting art, his private collection eventually evolving into today's Walker Art Center.

As interesting as the family's lumbering activities are, just as interesting are their real estate investment activities in Minneapolis, where they were major players in commercial real estate, particularly along Hennepin Avenue and in the city's warehouse district. The collection includes real estate maps of downtown Minneapolis, and dozens of architectural drawings of commercial structures they built and owned.

Thomas Barlow Walker Portrait

Thomas Barlow Walker

Of special interest are architectural drawings of the State Theater, built by the Walkers in the 1920s on Hennepin Avenue, which has been beautifully restored and is today an active concert and live performance venue in Minneapolis' theater and entertainment district. There is also a nice set of drawings of the Commodore Hotel in St. Paul, which the family owned as well.

New and Updated Finding Aids - August 2019

Name/Abstract File No.
1961 Carnival, Hallie Q. Brown: An Inventory of the Album sv000344
1961 carnival, Hallie Q. BrownViews of indoor carnival at Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, St. Paul, Minn.

Includes digital content.
Administration Department: Assistant Commissioner's Office: An Inventory of Its State Capitol Grand Opening Files of Erin Campbell gr01624
Records of Assistant Commissioner Erin Campbell who oversaw the planning and implementation of the State Capitol grand opening, and the celebration events that occurred August 11-13, 2017. Also includes a daily events program in Braille.
Agricultural Society: An Inventory of Its Century Farm Applications gr00094
Century Farm report, 1976 Application forms for residents who wished to have their farms declared century farms, signifying that the farm had been in the same family for 100 or more years. This was begun as a joint project between the State Fair and the Farmer magazine; later the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation became the co-sponsor. Beginning in 2009, sesquicentennial (150 years) farms forms are included.

Includes digital content.
Alliance of Early Childhood Professionals: An Inventory of Its Records 01325
Administrative and program records of an organization of Minnesota child care workers whose mission was to improve wages and working conditions for workers, lessen turnover, and improve the quality of child care in Minnesota, particularly for disadvantaged populations. Includes some files of executive director Margaret Boyer.
Association of St. Paul Communities: An Inventory of Its Records 01324
History and related papers (1974-1981); organizational records, including articles of incorporation and bylaws (1968-1974, 1978), financial statements (1971-1978), minutes (1968-1979), newsletters (1974-1977), treasurer's book (1968-2016) and miscellany; a grant proposal (1976); and subject files (1971-1978) of an organization designed to promote community development and to coordinate activities among St. Paul community organizations and neighborhood councils.
Attorney General: An Inventory of Its Administrative Rules Proceedings gr01311
RR 1. Agriculture: Egg Rules, October 1973Proceedings files regarding the attorney general's approval of administrative rules promulgated by state government agencies. Files include proposed rule, transcript of hearing, correspondence and memos, statements of need and reasonableness [SONAR], findings of fact, and attorney general's statement of approval.

Includes digital content.
Attorney General: Natural Resources Division: An Inventory of Its Reserve Mining Company Case Files gr01628
Video iconLegal and court documents relating to permits and litigation over Reserve Mining Company's waste control procedures, particularly its disposal of taconite tailings.

Includes digital content.
May Erwin Bergh And Frank Charles Bergh Photograph Collection: An Inventory of the Photographs sv000308
Women at Winona Seminary, approximately 1899Photographs associated with Mary Erwin Bergh and Frank Charles Bergh, residents of Forest Lake who married in 1902. Views include scenes and people of Winona Seminary where Mary Erwin attended, street scenes and baseball team of Forest Lake, postcards from Fisher and Buffalo, baby portrait of their son Erwin Bergh, and the aftermath of a tornado in Anoka in 1939.

Includes digital content.
Bethlehem Baptist Church: An Inventory of Its Church Records 00667
Video iconAnnual reports, minute books, some ministerial records, newsletters, Sunday bulletins, member directories, subject files, some photographs, and other material relating to and documenting the programs and ministry of a Baptist congregation located near downtown Minneapolis that began in 1871 as a congregation of Swedish immigrants.

Includes digital content.
Big Stone County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Civil and Criminal Case Files gr01214
Files numbered 1-11,356 and several miscellaneous unnumbered files.
Bush Foundation: An Inventory of Its Records 00016
Grant files and other records of a St. Paul-based nonprofit foundation, incorporated in 1953 with an endowment from 3M executive Archibald G. Bush, that provides grants to charitable, scientific, literary, musical, educational, and arts organizations located primarily in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. The records provide a wealth of information about the grantee organizations' programs and finances.
C. Thomas Super Markets: An Inventory of the Album sv000354
C. Thomas Super Markets, 1929-1942Interior and exterior views of grocery stores operated by C. Thomas Stores in Albert Lea and Anoka and in Minneapolis on 43rd Street and Nicollet Avenue and Penn Avenue and Lowry Avenue. Includes opening day celebrations.

Includes digital content.
Camp Lake Hubert Photograph Album Collection: An Inventory of the Photographs sv000309
Camp Lake Hubert prep for girls, 1952Photograph albums document Camp Lake Hubert, a girls' camp near Brainerd. Images include group shots of campers; camp directors Dr. William Rogers and Grace Rogers; and camp activities including archery, sailing, canoeing, swimming, pageants and parade float boats.

Includes digital content.
Chippewa County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Coroner's Inquest Records gr01631
Coroner's inquest register (March 1890-January 1967) and corresponding certificate files nos. 2-536. Inquest files (1975-2015) are in several numerical sequences and in chronological order, as maintained by the district court.
Chippewa County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Records gr01632
Includes a record of school district officers, consolidation papers, school district formation and boundary records, records of teacher examinations and certifications, a record of eighth grade standings, and teacher record cards.
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp 712, Grand Marais: An Inventory of the Album sv000352
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp 712, Grand Marais, -1940Views of camp buildings, staff, activities, work projects, and scenic views of the area.

Includes digital content.
Company B, 15th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment in Training: An Inventory of the Album sv000351
Co. B, 15th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment in training, 1898Views of soldiers in training, many identified as at Camp Meade, Pennsylvania.

Includes digital content.
Conservation Department: Forestry Division: An Inventory of Its Records of Leslie R. Beatty gr01614
Personnel and camp scenes, 1933-1940Files kept by Leslie R. Beatty, an employee of the Minnesota Forest Service (1911-1930) and Department of Conservation (1931-1942).

Includes digital content.
Frederic G. Corser: An Inventory of the Frederic G. Corser Photograph Album sv000342
Frederic G. Corser photograph album, 1885-1916Views of buildings designed by the architect Frederic G. Corser including: St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Little Sisters of the Poor, North Branch Library, Judson L. Wicks home, Station A, Fire Dept. building, Thomas E. Lee home, First Unitarian Church remodeling, Kenneth-Israel Synagogue, Anthony Kelly family mausoleum, Sherlock M. Merrill home, all in Minneapolis; and the Histology Building, University of Minnesota and A.E. Boyd home, Aberdeen, S.D. Also includes portraits of Corser and his home, possibly at 615 James Ave. N., Minneapolis; and scenic views photographed by Corser: Loring Park, Glenwood Park, Minnehaha Falls, St. Anthony Falls and Mississippi River, Fort Snelling, Minnesota River and Mendota.

Includes digital content.
Brian J. Coyle: An Inventory of His Papers 00020
Video iconPersonal, political, and official papers documenting the life and career of a gay activist and Minneapolis (Minn.) city council member.

Includes digital content.
John DeLaittre and family papers: An Inventory of Their Papers 00362
Papers of a Minneapolis bank president relating to his career as a banker, government official, and corporate director; his involvement in banking industry groups; his management of family finances and trusts; iron mining on Bovey-DeLaittre Lumber Company lands in northern Minnesota; to Tettegouche, DeLaittre's wilderness retreat; and genealogical information and family histories, including: information regarding DeLaittre's father, banker and politician Karl DeLaittre; his grandfather, lumberman John DeLaittre; and extended family.
Densmore Family Photograph Album: An Inventory of the Album sv000318
Densmore family photograph album, 1870-1953 Views of Densmore family homes in Riga and Alabama Townships in New York; Red Wing, Minnesota; and Emerald Grove, Wisconsin. Also views of Riga Center Cemetery, New York; Niagara Falls; assembly hall in Monroe County, New York; and school and church in Alabama Township, New York.

Includes digital content.
Education Department: Minnesota Board of Teaching: An Inventory of Its Minutes and Meeting Files gr01267
Board meeting minutes, agendas, and other files from the Education Department's Board of Teaching. The board met monthly until 1981, after which they met approximately every other month. Also includes orientation manual (2009), meeting materials (2006-2009), and board retreat files (2000-2014).
Clarence M. Forester: An Inventory of His Papers P1822
Interview with Jay G. HutchinsonPhotocopies of photographs, military documents, menus, and newspaper clippings of a Minnesota volunteer in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade of the Spanish Republican Army during the Spanish Civil War; and photographs and news clippings of a 1996 reunion of Brigade veterans in Spain.

Includes digital content.
Richard Verner Franson: An Inventory of His Papers 01323
Photographs (approximately 2010), publicity (1996-2014), correspondence (1969-2003), diary (1969-1970), and scrapbooks (1953-1992) of Minneapolis-based former 12th Ward alderman, and Korean and Vietnam War veteran Richard "Dick" Verner Franson.
Grand Army of the Republic: An Inventory of the Fortieth Encampment, August 13-18, 1906 Album sv000350
Fortieth encampment, 1906Views of "Old First Minnesota" headquarters and veterans, Grand Army of the Republic encampment, Minneapolis, Minn.

Includes digital content.
Graphic Arts Industry, Inc. Interior Design Projects: An Inventory of the Album sv000333
Graphic Arts Industry, Inc. interior design projects, 1958Interior views of printing companies in the Midwest, all designed by Graphic Arts Industry, Inc. Includes photoprints of the design layout.

Includes digital content.
Great Northern Railway Company. Advertising and Publicity Department: An Inventory of Its Records 00953
Great Northern Advertising and PublicityRecords created or compiled by the Great Northern administrative unit responsible for managing corporate advertising and public relations work.

Includes digital content.
Health Department: Commissioner's Office: An Inventory of Its Speech Files of Dr. Edward Ehlinger gr01626
Includes copies of the speeches, talking points, and/or the agenda for the engagement at which the commissioner was speaking.
Hennepin County: Joint Powers School District No. 6069: An Inventory of Its West Metro Education Program Records gr01627
Joint powers board minutes and meeting files (1995-2018), subject files (1989-2018), and Downtown School records (1995-2003).
The Historical Pageants Presented at Itasca State Park, 1932-1933: An Inventory of the Album sv000347
The historical pageants presented at Itasca State Park, approximately 1933An illustrated report on pageants presented at Itasca State Park including photographs of history players or characters and various structures.

Includes digital content.
Horticultural Society: An Inventory of Its Letters Received and Sent gr01610
Last names 'A', 1895Letters received from members, nurseries, horticulturists, and organizers of state fairs throughout the country. Letters sent by A. W. Latham, secretary of the Horticultural Society, to LeRoy Cady, superintendent of the society's central testing station located on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota.

Includes digital content.
Itasca Park: An Inventory of the Album sv000348
Itasca Park, -1932Views of Itasca Park grounds and buildings, Mississippi River headwaters, wildlife, historical pageant and scouting activities.

Includes digital content.
David L. Johnson: An Inventory of His Vietnam War Papers 01141
David L. Johnson Biographical information, correspondence, and photographs and moving images of a Minneapolis man who served as a medic with the United States Army in Vietnam in 1970.

Includes digital content.
Lac Qui Parle County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Civil and Criminal Case Files gr01623
Files numbered 1-13,225; civil and criminal cases are interfiled.
Stuart W. Leck: An Inventory of His Papers 01326
Video iconCorrespondence, essays, reminiscences, lists, minutes, audio recordings, and photographs related to the personal life, career, and family history of the president of a prominent Minneapolis construction firm and civic leader.

Includes digital content.
Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. Postcard Album: An Inventory of the Album sv000341
Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. postcard album, 1908-1910Views of various towns in Minnesota: St. Paul, Cass Lake, Melrose, Bertha, Wadena, Little Falls, Sauk Centre, Royalton, Brainerd, Akeley, Staples, and Walker.

Includes digital content.
Livestock Marketing Service, Inc.: An Inventory of Saint Paul Union Stockyards Company Album sv000337
Saint Paul Union Stockyards Company. Vol. 1 / prepared by Livestock Marketing Service, Inc., 1942Views of company officials and personnel, commission firms, WLOL radio staff, stockyards and activities.

Includes digital content.
Lutheran Brotherhood Offices, Minneapolis: An Inventory of the Album sv000332
Lutheran Brotherhood offices, Minneapolis, approximately 1956Interior views of the new Lutheran Brotherhood home office, 701 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis. The eight colored photographs at the front of the album may not be Lutheran Brotherhood offices, all are interior views of a drafting/engineering office.

Includes digital content.
Adolph Meyer Photograph Album: An Inventory of the Album sv000349
Adolph Meyer photograph album, 1898-1937Views of Adolph Meyer's family, his trips to the western United States including Butte, Montana and Yellowstone Park; his work with U.S. Engineer's office in Minnesota; and his home at 1467 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Includes digital content.
Minneapolis / St. Paul: An Inventory of the Album sv000315
Minneapolis/St. Paul, 1883Album was prepared for the Fifteenth Annual Convention of the American Society of Civil Engineers held in Minneapolis on June 22, 1883. Includes thirty engravings of buildings with narrative text for both Minneapolis and St. Paul, fifteen for each city. Minneapolis images starting on one side and St. Paul images starting on the reverse, bound together.

Includes digital content.
Minnesota Casket Company Exhibit at Minnesota State Fair: An Inventory of the Album sv000343
Minnesota Casket Company exhibit at Minnesota State Fair, -1940Views of caskets displayed in an exhibit. Also includes photoprints of the company's advertisements; company located at 601 1st Avenue NE, Minneapolis.

Includes digital content.
Minnesota District Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: An Inventory of the Album sv000353
Minnesota District Civilian Conservation Corps camps, 1929-1942 Views of officers and personnel, camp buildings and facilities, work projects and equipment.

Includes digital content.
Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association: An Inventory of Their Records 00756
Postcard, Anna Howard Shaw to Clara Ueland, 1917Correspondence, minutes and other record books, subject files, printed materials, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and miscellany of this organization formed to promote equal voting rights for women. Most post-date 1900.

Includes digital content.
Ann Montgomery: An Inventory of Her Warren Hospital and World War I Photograph Collection sv000365
Four nurses holding diplomasPhotographs belonging to Ann (Dobias) Montgomery of Redwood County. Series of images documents her time at the Warren Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated in 1913 and continued working until 1918, including views of the hospital, staff, and students. Second series of images documents her time with the American Expeditionary Forces as a nurse during World War I serving in Camp Pike, Arkansas and France with views of work, travels, and friends.

Includes digital content.
Laura Jane Musser An Inventory of Her Family Papers 00355
Notes on Interesting People, undatedPersonal papers documenting the careers and interests of Laura Jane Musser, her parents Richard Drew and Sarah Walker Musser, her sisters Alice and Mary, and related families.

Includes digital content.
North Star Woolen Mills: An Inventory of the Album sv000328
North Star Woolen Mills, 1925Views of reconstruction project at the North Star Woolen Mills building, 109-115 Portland, Minneapolis, Minn., work done by C.F. Haglin & Sons, Contractors. Also views of the interior of the factory showing machinery.

Includes digital content.
Northern States Power Company: An Inventory of the Album sv000357
Northern States Power Company, 1921-1929Exterior and interior views of company's power plants in St. Paul including Island Station, High Bridge Station, Midway Substation, Pine Street Station, Hill Station and Third Street Station. Also views of Pennock Station, Rogers Lake Substation, and power plants in Wisconsin.

Includes digital content.
Northern White Cedar Association Mid-summer Meeting, June 12-17, 1919, Lake of the Woods: An Inventory of the Album sv000345
Northern White Cedar Association mid-summer meeting, Lake of the Woods, -1919Views of association members' activities, most show outdoor recreational activities.

Includes digital content.
Nushka Club, 1890: An Inventory of the Album sv000340
Nushka Club, 1890Views of Nushka Club members and activities in Saint Paul with a short narrative about the club at the beginning.

Includes digital content.
Oliver Iron Mining Company: An Inventory of the Oliver Iron Mining Company Facilities Album sv000336
Oliver Iron Mining Company facilities, 1915-1916Views of mining towns, surface iron mining operations and mine shafts, buildings, pump rooms and water supplies, safety goggles, and street scenes of Superior, Wisconsin.

Includes digital content.
Oliver Iron Mining Company: An Inventory of the Oliver Iron Mining Company mining operations Album sv000335
Oliver Iron Mining Company mining operations, 1916-1918Views of iron mining operations, mainly steam shovels stripping and loading ore at the Hull-Rust, Alpena and Missabi Mountain mines. Also city views of Chisholm, Hibbing, Virginia, Eveleth, Coleraine, Gilbert, Biwabik, and Mountain Iron, Minnesota.

Includes digital content.
Oliver Iron Mining Company: An Inventory of the Pictorial Record of Progress Made and Various Incidents in the Moving of the Village of Hibbing to its New Location sv000334
Oliver Iron Mining Company, Hibbing, Minn. : a pictorial record of progress made and various incidents in the moving of the village of Hibbing to its new location, 1918-1920VIdentified views by G.W. Bertilson of buildings and streets related to moving Hibbing to its new location.

Includes digital content.
Simon H. Olson: An Inventory of His Photograph Postcard Collection sv000310
Water tower, Kasson, MinnPostcard scenes of southern Minnesota towns photographed by S. H. Olson. Majority of collection is of Rochester with general views of buildings and street scenes and images of the 1908 flood dated June 23rd. Collection also includes views of Great Northern Depot and Park in Wilmar, water tower in Kasson, Lake Shady in Oronoco, and person dressed for winter.

Includes digital content.
Park Nurseries: An Inventory of the Album sv000355
Park Nurseries, 1920-1940Views of nursery grounds at Park Nurseries, Lexington Parkway and St. Clair (1913-1926) and after 1927 at 1200 St. Clair and the Short Line Railway tracks in St. Paul.

Includes digital content.
Trina Porte: An Inventory of Her Papers 00486
Diaries, correspondence, high school and college papers, poetry, and activism files documenting the childhood, young adulthood, education, family dynamics, romantic relationships, sexual orientation, and protest activities of a Minneapolis lesbian and radical feminist. The collection also describes Porte's volunteer and professional work as a stagehand in Twin Cities and New York theaters, her interest in poetic expression, her stint as a teacher in the Minneapolis Public Schools, and her public service with the Town of Lebanon, New York.
Portrait Album: An Inventory of the Album sv000313
Portrait album, ca. 1880Unidentified portraits includes cartes-de-visite and photoprints on cabinet cards.

Includes digital content.
Francis Pottgieser Portrait Album: An Inventory of the Album sv000316
Francis Pottgieser portrait album, 1870-1885Unidentified portraits, includes cartes-de-visite photoprints and tintypes.
Ramsey County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Fitzpatrick (Judge Kenneth) Files gr01629
Files of Judge Kenneth Fitzpatrick regarding the landmark tobacco court case he presided over, Minnesota and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota v Phillip Morris, Inc., et al, which lead to a $6.6 billion settlement in 1998. Includes instructions to the jury, reference copies to court documents, tobacco comics and other documents, press articles, tobacco case news clippings, trial articles in Mayo publications, and personal correspondence. The records are personal files of the judge and not official court records.
Evelyn Raymond: An Inventory of Her Papers P2631
Video iconBiographical information, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, photographs, sketches, writings, studio and class information, newspaper and magazine articles, videotapes, and other memorabilia of Minnesota sculptor Evelyn Raymond.

Includes digital content.
Rice County: Faribault: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01621
Birth records (1891-1934) and death records (1897-1935) and birth and death record books (1899-1919).
Rice County: Walcott Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01622
Birth (1871-1953) and death (1877-1953) records of Walcott Township in Rice County.
Souvenir Album of the Northwestern Hospital Minneapolis: An Inventory of the Album sv000314
Souvenir album of the Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, 1896Exterior and interior views of Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Includes digital content.
St. Luke's Hospital Unit at Mare Island, California: An Inventory of the Album sv000346
St. Luke's Hospital Unit at Mare Island, California, 1918-1919Views of a nursing unit from St. Luke's Hospital of St. Paul, Minnesota during their assignment at a California military base.

Includes digital content.
St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company: An Inventory of Their Records 01322
St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company stockholder reports and map showing lands belonging to the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company, 1889-1890By-laws and minutes (1877-1962), stock records (1870-1920), financial records (1877-1900), car records (1870-1910), daily coal shipments (1900), annual reports (1878-1899), engineering records (1872-1918), land records (1867-1907), blueprints and maps (undated and 1881-1892), timetables (1886-1891), and miscellaneous papers of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company.

Includes digital content.
St. Paul and Minneapolis Scenic Views: An Inventory of the Album sv000319
St. Paul and Minneapolis scenic views, ca. 1890Views include the Mississippi River, the High Bridge, Como Park, and a street view at Oakland and Grand, St. Paul; Minneapolis views include Minnehaha Park and the Soldiers Home. Also views of Fort Snelling and the Dalles of St. Croix.

Includes digital content.
St. Paul Association Trade Tour: An Inventory of the Album sv000338
St. Paul Association Trade Tour, -1923Views of association members greeting people and speaking to groups on their train tour through southwestern Minnesota.

Includes digital content.
St. Paul Auditorium: An Inventory of the Album sv000330
St. Paul Auditorium, approximately 1907Exterior and interior views of the St. Paul Auditorium in St. Paul.

Includes digital content.
State Fair Photograph Album: An Inventory of the Album sv000311
State Fair photograph album, 1906Views of Minnesota State Fair buildings and grounds, includes views of building construction. Also views of fairgoers, agricultural exhibits, and event spectators, including grandstand shows and horse races.

Includes digital content.
Stillwater Senior High 1976: An Inventory of the Album sv000317
Stillwater Senior High 1976Exterior and interior views of Stillwater Senior High School, Stillwater, Minn. and views of student activities.

Includes digital content.
Supreme Court An Inventory of Its Case Files, General Index, and Briefs of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals gr00088
Video iconMaterials relating to the proceedings of the trial (lower) courts, filed by the lawyers of parties involved in actions or proceedings in preparation for a hearing with the Supreme Court or (beginning in 1983) the Court of Appeals. They also include the opinions, orders, and judgments generated by these two higher courts.

Includes digital content.
Herman Uebel: An Inventory of the St. Paul Turners Album sv000339
St. Paul Turners, 1902-1937Views of the St. Paul Turners and their activities including picnics; exercising; marching drills; high jump; pole vault; contests and races; gymnastics exhibitions at various Minnesota locations; participation in the St. Paul Winter Carnival; and national Turnfests in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Buffalo and Rochester, New York. Also exterior and interior views of the St. Paul Turner Hall on Wabasha Street and portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Uebel.

Includes digital content.
University of Minnesota College of Dentistry: An Inventory of the Album sv000312
University of Minnesota College of Dentistry, 1909-1913Exterior and interior views of the dental school at the University of Minnesota and miscellaneous views on the Minneapolis campus of the university. Also includes scenic views in and near the Twin Cities metropolitan area, including Como Park, Minnehaha Falls, lumbering scenes and Mendota, Minn.

Includes digital content.
Views of Alexandria and Surrounding Area: An Inventory of the Album sv000329
Alexandria, Minn. and surrounding area, approximately 1895Views of Alexandria and scenic views near the town, including resort and recreational activities.

Includes digital content.
Andrew J. Volstead and Family: An Inventory of His Papers 01316
UndatedLargely legislative and political materials of Volstead, a Granite Falls (Yellow Medicine County, Minn.) lawyer and Republican congressman (1903-1922), with some family and personal items. Most materials concern the National Prohibition Act (1919) and its consequences.

Includes digital content.
T. B. Walker and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00093
Thomas Barlow WalkerPersonal papers and business records of a Minnesota lumber magnate and art collector, and of his descendants. Includes records of the Red River Lumber Company, a family-owned corporation that operated in both Minnesota and California. There are records of a variety of Walker's companies, business partnerships, and his art collection and gallery, as well as papers and business records of his children and grandchildren.
Edmund G. Walton Family Photograph Album: An Inventory of the Album sv000331
Edmund G. Walton family photograph album, 1898-1911Views of the Edmund G. Walton family and their home at 802 Mount Curve, Minneapolis. Includes views of trips to Colorado, California, Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia, Europe, Yellowstone Park, and the 1904 World's Fair at St. Louis. Also views of a National Guard encampment at Lake City in 1902.

Includes digital content.
Washington County: Memorial Hospital District: An Inventory of Its Records gr01625
Governing Board minutes and meeting files, and subject files of the Washington County Memorial Hospital District.
Wright County: Human Services Board: An Inventory of Its Records gr01630
Administrative memos, by-laws and other records of task forces and committees of the Wright County Human Services Board.
Wright County: Welfare Department: An Inventory of Its Minutes gr01520
Original documentation of all transactions of the Welfare Board and its successor the Human Services Board; includes listing of public assistance grant openings, closings, changes, and payments; welfare personnel transactions; administrative and policy transactions; breakdown of all money spent; and names of recipients and amounts of aid received by each.
Wyman Partridge & Co., Minneapolis, Minn.: An Inventory of the Album sv000356
Wyman, Partridge & Co., Minneapolis, Minn. , 1896-1897Views of the construction of the Wyman, Patridge & Co.'s building at First Avenue North and Fourth Street, Minneapolis.

Includes digital content.

New and Updated Catalog Records

Barfuss, August Wilheim Martin, 1853-1920. August Barfuss family genealogical chart, undated and 1982.
Genealogical chart of August Wilheim Martin Barfuss of St. Paul (Minn.), including members of the Kolb, Kulp, and related families.
Gustafson, Frank August, 1872-1949. Frank August Gustafson papers, 1898-1901.
Diaries (1898-1901) and miscellaneous papers (undated and 1900-1901) of Gustafson as a member of the 14th Minnesota Volunteers (1898) and the U.S. Army (1898-1901). The diaries, partially in Swedish, document his enlistment at Fort Snelling and training in Georgia and Tennessee with the 14th Regiment, his enlistment and training in the U.S. Army, his voyage from New York through the Suez Canal to the Philippine Islands, his engagements from the gunboat U.S.S. Napindan, and his return to Fort Snelling through Fort McDowell in California. Also included is a typed transcription (undated) of the diaries done by his granddaughter Carol Greeney. Gustafson, born in Sweden June 18, 1872, was a resident of Minneapolis at the time of his military service and died there January 18, 1949.
Martin, Ralph. Map showing lands belonging to the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company, June 30th, 1890.
Land tracts are marked in various colors to indicate whether the lands are unexamined, agricultural, or timber lands, and whether timber permits have been previously granted or have expired. Shows the following Minnesota counties: Itasca, St. Louis, Carlton, Lake, Aitkin, Pine, Kanabec, Crow Wing, Morrison, Benton, Mille Lacs, Sherburne, Isanti, Chisago, Anoka, and Washington. Includes illustration for the Duluth Short Line.
Palmer, Urban Harvey, 1845-1932. Urban Harvey Palmer scrapbooks, 1915-1935.
Scrapbooks created by Urban Harvey Palmer, Civil War veteran and officer of the Minnesota Department of the Grand Army of the Republic. Papers contain correspondence, clippings, photographs, obituaries of Civil War soldiers, reminiscent accounts, and data on Grand Army of the Republic conventions and the Minnesota Soldiers Home and on the Palmer family. Specifically, the first scrapbook contains genealogical data on the Palmer family and a World War I soldier's letter (1915-1932). The second scrapbook includes clippings and photographs of the Palmer family, and clippings related to the Women's Relief Corp and World War I veteran topics (1915-1931). The third scrapbook consists of tributes from the Des Moines (Iowa) Grand Army of the Republic encampment at which Palmer spoke (approximately 1915-1933). The fourth scrapbook includes obituaries and clippings regarding Grand Army of the Republic veterans, and additional Palmer family photographs and clippings. Lastly, the collection contains a folder of loose materials removed from the scrapbooks, which includes a delegate ribbon of the Women's Relief Corp, clippings, and Palmer family genealogical information (1921-1935).
Patton, Henry Douglas. Henry Douglas Patton collection related to Operation Blue Jay, 1951-1953.
One portfolio and one folder of loose papers collected by military contractor Henry Douglas Patton of the North Atlantic Constructors, who worked under Operation Blue Jay in Thule (Greenland), a classified military project led by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, which sought to build a large airbase in the Arctic. The papers include: newspaper clippings and articles regarding Thule, and construction of the base; newsletters, including the North Atlantic Constructors Polar Post and Greeley News, describing daily life, routines, events, and news on the base (1951); journal entries written by Patton (April 1952-September 1953); miscellaneous cards, event ephemera, and welcome guide to Thule (undated and 1953); military order papers, memoranda and reports, and employment agreement information regarding Patton's transportation, assignments, and termination (1951-1953); miscellaneous historical data, Greenland and base plat maps, daylight charts, and photographs (undated and 1951-1953); and an embroidered "Blue Jay" patch with a photograph and note.
Saint Andrew's Society of Minnesota. Saint Andrew's Society of Minnesota records, 1859-2014 (bulk 1976-2014).
The records consists of bylaws, articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, correspondence, photographs, membership lists, and other documentation of St. Andrew's Society initiatives (1976-2014).
Simonson, Ingebret, 1843-1931. Ingebret Simonson diary, 1870-1876.
Photocopy of typescript translation of the emigrant diary of Ingebret Simonson (1870 to 1876). Includes data on his teaching career in Norway, his decision to emigrate, descriptions of the emigrant voyage, and his settlement in Yellow Medicine County (Minn.). Includes genealogical information on his parents, siblings, and children. The diary was translated by Ingebret's daughter Mabel Nuella Simonson Barnes in November 1969.

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