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Digital reproductions offer a valuable glimpse into the thousands of collections stored here at the Minnesota Historical Society. This month we focus on two collections with added digital content.

Jerome Hill Papers

Jerome Hill A filmmaker, artist and philanthropist, Jerome Hill pushed the boundaries of artistic expression and influenced both documentary and avant-garde cinematography. A selection of over 800 letters, photographs and one of Hill's earliest films offer a glimpse into the personal life and creative process of a financially independent man who maintained friendships and working relationships with a wide variety of artists and musicians. The selection also provides an intimate vantage point into the families of railroad magnates James J. Hill and Louis W. Hill, Jerome Hill's grandfather and father.



Records of Ruttger Resorts

Ed's sheep farm Winter, summer, fall or spring, Minnesota’s northern resorts have long offered a variety of outdoor recreational activities and experiences. Photographs, post cards, and scrapbooks from the Records of Ruttger Resorts provide a nostalgic look at a popular chain of resorts managed by the Ruttger family. The selection also includes the World War I letters, diary, and post cards of Edward Ruttger.





New and Updated Finding Aids - February 2014

Name/Abstract File No.
Brown County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00111
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Brown 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.
COMMERCE DEPARTMENT: INSURANCE DIVISION: An Inventory of Its Insurance Companies' Annual Financial Statements gr00182
Annual financial statements of insurance companies, township mutuals, mutual hail and cyclone companies, and assessment, life, fraternal, and casualty companies.
Cottonwood County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00085
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Cottonwood 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.
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.
FORESTRY BOARD: An Inventory of Its Photographs and Negatives Compiled by C. C. Andrews gr00241
The photographs and negatives document forests and timber stands, lakes, rivers, and logging and lumbering activities throughout Minnesota.
Jackson County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00117
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Jackson 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.
Jerome Hill: An Inventory of His Papers 00565
Jerome Hill Correspondence, personal papers, and photographs belonging to this artist and philanthropist, a grandson of St. Paul railroad magnate James J. Hill. The collection is particularly strong in photography, as Hill documented his life with the camera for over 50 years.
Jerome Hill: An Inventory of Selected Digitized Items from His Papers 00565_pdf
Jerome HillDigitized versions of selected items from the Correspondence and Personal Papers and the Photographs series of the Jerome Hill papers.

Includes digital content.
Martin County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00119
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Martin 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.
Northern Pine Manufacturer's Association: An Inventory of Its Records 01142
Minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership records, production reports (1939-1958), price lists (1935-1942), and miscellany documenting members' production, grading, inspection, and use of pine lumber, primarily in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Canada.
Planning Agency: Director's Office: An Inventory of Its Subject Files gr00728
Subject files containing correspondence, memos, reports, background data, minutes, and related materials largely concerning the programs and activities of the State Planning Agency (1965-1991) and its successor, Minnesota Planning (1991-2009).
Paul David Wellstone: An Inventory of His Campaign Records 01138
Paul and Sheila Wellstone Issue files, news clippings, audio and video cassettes, some snapshot photographs, and other campaign records of three election campaigns waged by Wellstone, a progressive Democrat who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 to 2002, as well as extensive files on his Republican opponents and on Democrat Ann Wynia, who ran unsuccessfully for Minnesota's other Senate seat in 1994.
RUTTGER'S BAY LAKE LODGE: An Inventory of Its Records of Ruttger Resorts 00198
Bay Lake Cabin (Ed's sheep farm) Photographs, brochures, rate sheets, newsletters, guest registers, scrapbooks, videocassettes, and other records of Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Ruttger's Shady Point Lodge, Sherwood Forest Lodge, and other resort properties in northern Minnesota and in Florida owned by members of the Ruttger family. There is also some personal and genealogical material.

Includes digital content.
Saint Paul (Minn.). Common Council: An Inventory of Its Subject Files SPaul017
Reports, correspondence, and other documents generated by or submitted to the St. Paul Common Council (city council).
State University Board. Chancellor's Office: An Inventory of Its Subject Files gr00061
Correspondence, memos, minutes, reports, budgets, and other material, dealing with the construction of university buildings, legislation, professional associations, biennial budgets, personnel, grants, federal programs, and other matters pertaining to the administration of Minnesota's state universities. Correspondents include state university officials, legislators, and members of professional organizations. The bulk of the records date fron 1957 to 1975.
STOCKS AND BONDS: An Inventory of Stocks and Bonds P1000
Sample stock certificates, bonds, and certificates for shares issued by companies and municipal entities primarily located in or with connections to Minnesota.
Watonwan County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00062
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Watonwan 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.

New and Updated Catalog Records

Jensen, Emily. Emily Jensen Diary
Emily Jensen’s 1955 diary outlines daily life at Jensen’s Camp, the hunting and fishing lodge she ran with her husband Emil on Leech Lake near Brevik, Minnesota.

Includes digital content.
McLeod County (Minn). Annual financial statements.
Includes 1939-1960, 1966-1967, 1969-1973, 1975, 1980-1985, 1991-1992.
Public Safety Department: Criminal Apprehension Bureau. Fingerprint cards.
Fingerprint cards removed from the Criminal Apprehension Bureau’s master set of fingerprint cards. Mug shots are attached to many of the cards.

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