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Minnesota Honey Queen, State Fair, 1967


New to the Minnesota Historical Society's collections this month are photographs from the Agriculture Department. The photographer, Richard Tretsven, worked for the Department of Agriculture from the 1950s until the 1980s and documented numerous events that the department participated in during this time span. Topics include awards ceremonies, dairy plants, farms and tree nurseries, wild rice and maple syrup harvesting, and beehives. This picture shows the 1967 Minnesota Honey Queen at the State Fair.



New and Updated Finding Aids - February 2016

Agriculture Department: An Inventory of Its Photographs by Richard Tretsven gr01159
Minnesota Honey Queen, State Fair, 1967Photographs taken by Richard Tretsven documenting various activities of the Department of Agriculture.
Aitkin County: Glen Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01128
Aitkin County: Spalding Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01129
Clerk's record books (1915-1976), treasurer's record books (1927-1975), road record books (1902-1924), birth and death registers (1901-1952), and burial and removal permits (1908-1923).
Anoka County: Anoka: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01130
Includes 1953 permit for removal of cremated human remains.
Anoka County: Bethel Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01131
Anoka County: Blaine Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01132
Also includes permits for burial or removal.
Anoka County: Columbus Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01133
Birth and death records (1900-1953) and township map (circa 1930).
Anoka County: Linwood Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01134
Birth (1872-1908, 1914-1947) and death (1872-1949) records. Entries for the 1914-1947 births and 1913-1949 deaths are indexed.
Becker County: Detroit Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01135
Becker County: Two Inlets Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01136
Beltrami County: Bemidji: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01138
Birth and death certificate records (1934-1953) and burial/removal permits (1943-1953).
Beltrami County: Bemidji Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01139
Beltrami County: Buzzle Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01140
Birth and death register (1891-1907), birth and death certificate records (1907-1953), and burial/removal permits (1929-1958).
Beltrami County: Lammers Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01141
Birth and death certificate records, with partial index (1899-1950; births end in 1945), birth and death register (1899-1908), and burial/removal permits (1909-1943).
Benton County: Gilmanton Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01142
Benton County: Glendorado Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01143
Benton County: Graham Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01144
Benton County: Maywood Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01145
Benton County: Minden Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01146
Benton County: Sauk Rapids: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01147
Birth and death registers (1891-1899) and certificate record books (1914-1941), birth certificates (1878, 1932-1946), legitimation of child birth certificates (1937-1941), and burial permit (1933).
Benton County: Watab Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01148
Includes burial and removal records.
Big Stone County: Big Stone Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01149
Birth and death registers (1882-1908) and certificate records (1908-1951).
Big Stone County: Malta Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01150
Birth and death registers (1880-1940) and certificate record (1940-1955), and burial/removal permits (1908-1917).
Big Stone County: Moonshine Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01151
Birth and death registers (1883-1907), birth (1914-1947) and death (1914-1951) certificate records, and burial/removal permits (1908-1914).
Big Stone County: Ortonville: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01152
Birth and death register (1900-1910) and certificate records (1908-1953), and indexes to birth and death records (December 1940-June 1953).
Big Stone County: Otrey Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01153
Birth and death registers (1880-1907) and certificate records (1907-1951).
Big Stone County: Prior Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01154
Bloomington, Minnesota: An Inventory of Photographs sv000205
Views of commercial, public, and residential buildings in Bloomington, Minnesota compiled by the City of Bloomington. Many of the images were photographed by Irwin D. Norling of Bloomington.
Blue Earth County: Mankato: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01155
Birth and death certificates, including many indexes, from Mankato, Minnesota. Also includes burial permit certificate books (1920-1947).
Blue Earth County: Mapleton: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01156
Birth (1892-1915, 1941-1952) and death (1892-1915, 1951-1953) records. Entries for the 1941-1952 births and 1941-1953 deaths are indexed. Also includes burial permits (1925-1950).
Blue Earth County: Saint Clair: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01157
Birth (1908-1942) and death (1919-1949) records and burial permits (1908-1943).
Blue Earth County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00127
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Blue Earth 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.
Brown County: Albin Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Registers gr01160
Brown County: Bashaw Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Registers gr01161
Brown County: Burnstown Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Registers gr01162
Brown County: Mulligan Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Registers gr01163
Brown County: New Ulm: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Registers gr01164
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.
Green Party of Minnesota: An Inventory of Its Records 01094
Constitutions and bylaws; meeting and convention agendas, programs, minutes, and reports; newsletters; correspondence; party platforms and campaign literature; leaflets; articles; and other papers relating to the Green Party of Minnesota; its predecessor, the Minnesota Greens Confederation; Twin Cities Greens; and the Green Party of St. Paul.
Legislature: Electronic Real Estate Recording Commission: An Inventory of Its Meeting Files gr00561
Meeting files of the Electronic Real Estate Recording Commission [ERERC] (2008-2015), and its predecessor, the Electronic Real Estate Recording Task Force [ERER] (2000-2008).
BERNHARD LEVANDER: An Inventory of His Papers 00672
Newspaper clippings, correspondence and memoranda, speeches, and other papers of a Twin Cities attorney and associate of Minnesota governor Harold Stassen, who also served as director of the Minnesota Division of Social Welfare (1943) and as chairman of the Republican State Central Committee (1946-1950). Much of the material relates to Stassen's campaigns for governor and for president of the United States. Bernhard LeVander was the younger brother of Minnesota governor Harold LeVander.
Meeker County: School District No. 49/1115, Collinwood Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01158
Clerk's books (1883-1963), textbook record (1914-1935), library and textbook survey (1934), class register (1909-1918), class record (1922-1933), complete combination records (1939-1943), teachers' reports to county superintendent (1933-1954), attendance registers (1887-1928), census (1934-1961), and teacher's souvenir booklet (1907).
Nicollet County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00074
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Nicollet 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.
Roy Bailey Nienhauser: An Inventory of His Family Papers 01240
Correspondence, diaries, photographs, and other papers of Saint Paul insurance executive and World War I veteran Roy B. Nienhauser and other members of the Nienhauser family, and members of the related Bailey, Sproat, and Crippen famlies. Includes letters received by and information about Robert Bailey, who served in the Civil War with the 11th Minnesota Infantry.
Northwestern National Bank: An Inventory of Its Photograph Album sv000220
Northwestern National Bank, MinneapolisImages of the Northwestern National Bank shortly after it was built at the 600 block of Marquette Avenue in Minneapolis. Some of the images in the collection were photographed by J. H. Kammerdiener.

Includes digital content.
Page & Hill Co.: An Inventory of Its Photograph Album sv000221
Pole yard, Page & Hill Co., MinneapolisViews of operations at the Page & Hill Co. in Minneapolis, a lumber company that specialized in pole treatment. Collection includes views of pole yards, transportation of lumber, and facilities, many of which were photographed by C.J. Hibbard.

Includes digital content.
Pine County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00079
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Pine 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.
Red Lake County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00041
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Red Lake 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.
Rice County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00126
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Rice 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.
Secretary of State: An Inventory of Its Land Resurvey Field Notes gr00682
Field notes of resurveys done on lands originally surveyed by federal government surveyors as they laid out the exterior and subdivision lines of each Minnesota township from 1847 through the 1920s.
Secretary of State: An Inventory of Its Land Survey Plats gr00508
Plat drawings of Minnesota townships made by the U. S. surveyor general's office in St. Paul from the field notes of deputy surveyors. The records include a set of microfiche reproductions of the plats (1847-1984), including an index created in circa 1984; the official set of plats (1848-2002), which are ink on paper and linen and vary in size; and resurvey plats (2006-2013).
Harold E. Stassen: An Inventory of His Papers 00202
Harold StassenPapers documenting the life and career of a former Minnesota governor, presidential contender, naval officer, United Nations charter delegate, and Eisenhower cabinet member.

Includes digital content.
Steele County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00106
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Steele 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.
Treasurer: An Inventory of Its Civil War Allotment Rolls and Related Correspondence gr01137
Lists of soldiers in the various Minnesota regiments, authorizing and/or recording deductions from their pay, which were to be transmitted to the state treasurer for distribution to assignees. Also includes correspondence files from soldiers and allottees, bids for materials, and relief payment records.
Waseca County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00090
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Waseca 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

Meeker County. School District No. 50/1116, Danielson Township. Records, 1898, 1956, 1961-1963.
School census records (1956, 1961-1963) and teacher's souvenir booklet (1898).
Ramsey County. Independent School District No. 623, Roseville, 1959-1964.
Reports concerning property, including photographs, maps and diagrams, and information about the use and value of the properties. Also includes reports from the Brimhall School property (1964), school district property at the intersection of County Road C and Rice Street (1961), and University of Minnesota property (1959), including the Gibbs School, at the intersection of Larpenteur Avenue and Cleveland Avenue.
Stevens, Frederick C. Frederick C. and Ellen J. Stevens scrapbooks, 1908-1916.
A scrapbook (1910-1914) documenting Stevens' career as a Republican U.S. Representative from the Minnesota Fourth District (Ramsey County). Also includes a scrapbook (1908-1916) kept by Ellen J. Stevens, wife of Congressman Frederick Stevens, while living in Washington, D.C., containing correspondence, memos, clippings, calling cards, invitations, and other ephemera.

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