What's New

This month's list includes Nagashi Yamamoto's Military Intelligence Service Language School and WWII photograph collection; Sam Baden's photograph album from his time at Wadena High School and the University of Minnesota; Don Carney's slide views of the northern lights from Lake Superior's north shore; the culturally sensitive athletic apparel co-design project photograph collection; International Motorcycle, Scooter, and Go-Kart Exposition of 1960 photograph collection; corporate records of the Crosby Company; John R. Corbid's legislative papers; Richard W. Fitzsimons papers; strike planning files of the Administration Department; and new records from French Lake Township.

The list also includes additions to the Robert L. Herbst papers, the Action for Corporate Accountability organizational records, the Hans Anders Christensen and family papers, Institute for Minnesota Archaeology records, various Goodhue County District and Probate Court records, various Hennepin County records, various Pope and Scott County birth and death records, Conservation Department rough fish removal program files; county welfare board files, and additions to telephone directories for Faribault county.

To pique your interest, we've included a small sample from this month's photograph collections. Nagashi Yamamoto Unloading a Motorcycle Modelling a Lady Warriors Basketball Uniform

Aurora Over Witch Tree


New and Updated Finding Aids - December 2017

Name/Abstract File No.
Action for Corporate Accountability: An Inventory of Its Records 00374
Records encompassing the organization's activities on the infant formula issue and the Nestle boycott. These records document infant formula promotion and "bottle baby disease" through photographs, examples of packaging, advertisements, point of sale promotions, hospital visits and staff interviews, and parent interviews.
Administration Department: An Inventory of Its Strike Planning Files gr01408
Files created and used by staff at the Administration 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. Strike files include such items as meeting minutes of statewide strike committees, correspondence, planning files, background information, and other related records.
Conservation Department: Game and Fish Division: Fisheries Section: An Inventory of Its Rough Fish Removal Program Files gr01407
Contractors' lists, lake lists, correspondence, contracts, and related records of a program to contract with private fishermen to remove non-game and non-commercial nuisance fish from Minnesota lakes.
John R. Corbid: An Inventory of His Legislative Papers 01254
Correspondence and subject files of a Democratic-Farmer-Labor legislator who represented Minnesota House of Representatives District 1B from 1975 to 1981. The subject files concentrate on issues relating to Marshall, Pennington, Polk and Red Lake counties, especially agriculture, education, and health.
Crosby Company: An Inventory of Its Records 01256
Corporate records of the Crosby Company (formerly S.T. McKnight Company), which were holding companies for the assets of Sumner T. McKnight and Franklin M. Crosby family members and descendants. They include a company history, bylaws, minutes, a few Crosby Company annual reports, income tax returns, audit and other financial reports, stock and investment data, property management files, files on holdings of the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, and records documenting the merger of the Crosby Company (Minnesota) with the Crosby Company (Delaware) and the sale of some of its assets to Crosby & Case.
Faribault County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00072
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Faribault County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Richard W. Fitzsimons: An Inventory of His Papers 01255
Correspondence and subject files of, and an oral history interview with, Richard Fitzsimons, longtime Conservative/Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1953-1972) and Minnesota Senate (1973-1976) representing Beltrami, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties. His principal interests were agriculture, outdoor recreation (including hunting and snowmobiling), rural education, and appropriations. Included in the collection is an educational packet issued by the Minnesota Historical Society in 1975 featuring Senator Fitzsimons.
Goodhue County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Civil and Criminal Registers of Actions gr01401
Registers of action for civil (1858-1992) and criminal (1858-1985) 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.
Goodhue County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Indexes gr01400
Plaintiffs and defendants indexes (1855-1992); plaintiff defendant index (circa 1858-1863); criminal case file index (1975-1992), change of name index (1873-1985), and trust matters index (circa 1903-1989).
Goodhue County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Land Title Records gr01402
Torrens title index (circa 1921-1991), land title registration dockets (1921-1991), and decree records (1926-1963).
Goodhue County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Real Estate Tax Judgment Books gr01403
Record of real estate found to be tax delinquent.
Goodhue County: Probate Court: An Inventory of Its Registers of Probate Actions gr01404
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).
Hennepin County: Crystal: An Inventory of Its Records gr01399
Clerk's and treasurer's registers of receipts and disbursements (1921-1955); registers of building permits and fees collected (1946-1957); ordinances (1976-2015); and planning commission minutes (1945-2015).
Hennepin County: Minneapolis: An Inventory of Its Model City Program Records gr01398
Records documenting the policies and activities of this program and its relationship with government units and private social service organizations in the program area.
Robert L. Herbst: An Inventory of His Papers 01257
Robert L. HerbstBiographical information, correspondence, reports, speeches, hearings, budget information, photographs, and newspaper clippings related to the activities of a Minnesota environmentalist and business, environmental, and conservation executive, and to issues confronting the organizations and government agencies with which he was involved, including the Minnesota Department of Conservation, Keep Minnesota Green, the Izaac Walton League of America, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the United States Department of the Interior.

Includes digital content.
Institute for Minnesota Archaeology: An Inventory of its Records 00860
Reports of investigations list, undatedBoard minutes, meeting files, financial statements, subject files, correspondence, and program and project files of an organization founded in 1982 to conduct archaeological investigations, to promote archaeological awareness, and to acquire archaeological sites for preservation, as well as records of related firms Hemisphere Field Services, Inc., Hemisphere Group, Inc., and IMA Consulting, Inc.

Includes digital content.
Pope County: Ben Wade Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01413
Birth and death registers, (1870-1912), and birth (1908-1941) and death (1914-1951) certificate records, both with partial indexes.
Pope County: Glenwood: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01414
Birth and death registers (1891-1900, 1907), and birth (1908-1953) and death (1908-1914, 1921-1948) certificate records. The latter contain indexes for 1915-1944.
Pope County: Glenwood Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01415
Birth and death register (1900-1907) and certificate records (1908-1953; indexes for 1914-1953).
Pope County: Grove Lake Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01416
Birth and death register, with partial index (1870-1907; deaths begin in 1879) and certificate records, with partial index (1907-1950; incomplete); and burial/removal permits (1949-1953).
Pope County: Leven Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01417
Birth and death registers, with partial index (1870-1907) and certificate records, with partial index (1908-1953; births end in 1947).
Pope County: New Prairie Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01418
Birth and death register (1900-1913) and certificate records, with partial index (1914-1942, 1944-1952), and burial/removal permits (1920-1938).
Pope County: Nora Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01419
Birth (1870-1889, 1900-1907) and death (1871-1889, 1900-1907) registers, with partial index; birth (1908-1942) and death (1915-1952) certificate records, with partial index; and burial or removal permits (1917-1938).
Pope County: Starbuck: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01420
Birth and death register (1900-1911) and certificate records, with partial index (1914-1953).
Pope County: Walden Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01421
Birth and death register (1873-1907) and certificate records (1908-1952; births end in 1945).
Pope County: White Bear Lake Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01422
Birth and death registers (1890-1908) and certificate records, with partial index (1908-1928, 1939-1953, incomplete).
Public Examiner: An Inventory of Its Audit Reports of County Welfare Boards gr01406
Reports on the examination of the financial affairs of county welfare boards by the public examiner. They generally cover the calendar or fiscal year, plus a portion of the following year.
Ramsey County: Welfare Department: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr00857
Scrapbooks (1929-1968), burial certificate stubs (1940-1966), Ramsey County Alms House inmate registers (1913-1944; with some admission information back to 1883) burial records (1895-1923), and rules and regulations (1883), and Ramsey County Home/Ramsey Nursing Home visitor register (1951-1961), patient index cards (1920s-1990s), death record books (1995-1998), and other miscellaneous reports and files (1942-1990).
Scott County: New Market and New Market Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01411
Birth (1896-1948) and death (1896-1949) records. Also includes records from New Market Township.
Scott County: Shakopee: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01409
Scott County: Spring Lake Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01410
Birth (1871-1949) and death (1871-1908, 1914-1953) records. Entries for 1914-1933 are indexed.
Secretary of State: Bonds and Oaths: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Bonds and Oaths gr01412
Includes oaths of commissioners of deeds; bonds of grain weighers, oil inspectors, and county officers; commercial bonds; and applications for peddlers licenses.
St. Louis County: Duluth: An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports gr00739
Annual, financial, planning, and miscellaneous reports and other issuances of various city offices, agencies, commissions, and associations.
Wright County: French Lake Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01405
Town record books/clerk's books (1870-2002), clerk's receipt and disbursement registers (1946-2004), poll list (1944), road record book (1877-1928), road and bridge payments (1917), road petition (1952), road surveys and plats (1872, 1908), and treasurer's records (1910-2004).
Nagashi Edward Yamamoto: An Inventory of His Military Intelligence Service Language School and World War II photograph collection sv000251
Nagashi Yamamoto, Camp Zama, JapanDigitized photographs belonging to Staff Sergeant Nagashi Edward Yamamoto, United States Army Military Intelligence Service. Images were from an album featuring views from Yamamoto's time in the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Fort Snelling as well as views of his military service in Japan after World War II was declared over. Other men pictured include S. Watanabe and Donald K. Iwai who were in the same class at Fort Snelling. Additionally images of Saburo Takeshita and George T. Matsuoka, relatives of Yamamoto, are included as they also attended the Military Intelligence Service Language School and graduated in an earlier class.

Includes digital content.

New and Updated Catalog Records

Baden, Sam, photographer, compiler. Wadena High School and University of Minnesota photograph album.
Images compiled from Sam Baden's senior year at Wadena High School as well as his time at the University of Minnesota and with the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Some general views of picnics, houses, campus, St. Anthony Falls, and the Mississippi river are also included.
Carney, Don, (Donald A.), photographer. Slide views of the northern lights from Lake Superior's North Shore.
Images were taken near the Grand Portage National Monument and include views of the Witch Tree also known as the Little Spirit Cedar Tree. Slides have image location details as well as time photographs were taken written on mounts.
Christiansen, Tom. Hans Anders Christensen and family papers, 1897-2015.
Papers and photographs of three generations of a Minnesota farm family originating near Madelia. Includes materials documenting Allan P. Christiansen's military service in Italy during World War II.
Culturally sensitive athletic apparel co-design project photograph collection, 2013-2015.
Images document a collaborative project between the University of Minnesota's Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sports, the School of Kinesiology, the College of Design; the Girls Initiative in Recreation and Leisurely Sports (GIRLS) program; and middle-school aged girls from the Cedar-Riverside community. Funded by a two-year grant from the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) State Reserve Funds the project goal was the co-design of culturally sensitive and functional clothing that would allow Muslim females to be both physically active and modest in their dress. Products included Hijabs, pants, and knee-length dresses made of moisture wicking fabrics which had colorful designs and were religiously appropriate.
Elko (Minn.). Death certificates, 1951-1952.
Certificates of death from Elko, Minnesota.
Goodhue County (Minn.). Probate Court. Probate case files concerning commitment of indigent children, 1887-1948.
The files concern commitment of indigent children to the Owatonna State Public School or the Faribault State School. Organized by probate case file number.
International Motorcycle, Scooter, & Go-Kart Exposition of 1960 photograph collection, 1960.
Images document the International Motorcycle Scooter & Go-Kart Exposition of 1960 held at the Prom Ballroom in St. Paul which was held to promote cycling and scooters to a broader audience. The event was coordinated by eight local dealerships, Belmont's Motorcycle Sales, Paul's Cycle Service, Egeberg Cycle Shop, Cushman Motors, Reliable Cycle Co., Karl's Cycle Shop, Lee's Motorcycle Shop, and Haugh Motorcycle Sales. Supplemental materials include a folder with a final report of the event, correspondence, and news clippings.
Long Beach (Minn.) Death certificates, 1939-1951.
Indexed.
Minnesota. Common School District No. 2674 (French Lake : Township). Treasurer's books, 1886-1943.
Established January 5, 1869. Originally Wright County School District No. 68; became Common School District No. 2674; consolidated with Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato) and Independent School District No. 876 (Annandale) June 30, 1971.
Minnesota. District Court (Goodhue County). Calendar of civil cases, 1857-1872.
Daily record of the court's activities.

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