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Nelson and others, Company B, 13th Minnesota A new addition to the catalog this month is the Thirteenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment sound and visual collection. The collection documents the activities of the regiment, particularly companies B and K, including preparations for the Spanish-American war, views of the Philippines following the war, celebrations upon their return, and reunions. The majority of subjects in the collection are identified including a digitized series of carte de visite photographs. This photographic format, losing popularity at the time to the larger cabinet cards and later to Brownie cameras, was a popular and inexpensive way for soldiers to obtain and send pictures of themselves back home. The collection also includes audio from 1948 introducing Clarence Keatley and other soldiers of the Thirteenth Minnesota who visited St. Paul for the 50th anniversary of the regiment's assembly at the capitol and march to the fairgrounds. You can listen to the recording and see more of the collection here.


New and Updated Finding Aids - February 2018

Name/Abstract File No.
Alexander P. Anderson: An Inventory of His Papers and Research Notebooks 00746
The papers and research notebooks of Alexander P. Anderson. The papers include correspondence, articles and essays, school and teaching materials, biographical information, family history, genealogical data, and photographs. Two sets of research notebooks focus on the process of puffing cereal grains and on Anderson's experiments with aerodynamics. A smaller set of notebooks focuses on other miscellaneous experiments, such as his experiments on the growth of fruit, watermelons, and puffing wood. The research notebooks on the process of puffing cereal grains and other starches are on microfilm.
Harry E. Basford: An Inventory of His Papers 01266
Correspondence and miscellaneous papers, bill files, subject files, files and tape recordings relating to the National Farmers Organization, records of the Grass Roots Fund for Farmers, an oral history interview and transcript, and miscellaneous records of a farmer who represented Minnesota House of Representatives District 63 (Becker County) in the 56th-62nd legislative sessions (1949-1963) as a member of the Liberal caucus.
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.
Cass County: Wilkinson Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01429
Birth and death certificate records (1917-1941), birth certificates (1941-1951), and death certificates (1940-1952).
Cass County: Wilkinson Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01428
Clerk's (1917-1984) and treasurer's (1974-1980) books, treasurer's annual statements (1938-1956), board of audit minutes/annual reports (1939-1952, 1961-1983), and justice court docket (1922-1935).
Control Board: An Inventory of Its Minutes gr01431
Administrative minutes of the Board of Control, which usually met several times per month and often more than once a week. They are of a transactional nature and contain little narrative discussion of board conversations or decisions.
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.
Faribault State School and Hospital: An Inventory of Its Admission Records gr00916
This series contains an index to applications and admissions (1879-1938), registers of applications and admissions (1879-1901, 1968-1994), a statistical record (1879-1938), applications for admission and etiological histories (1883-1916), auxiliary application records (1893-1920), record of admissions and examinations (1909-1915), and admission and discharge statistics (1882-1998).
Faribault State School and Hospital: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Medical Records gr00927
Histories and evaluations of inmates (circa 1880-1900), clinical records (1891-1897), physician's diary (1894), hospital records (1895-1900), record of sterilization cases (1916-1937), physician's reports (1895-1901), and list of tuberculosis patients (1902-1949). The records generally contain the following information: name, application number; background data, such as age, date of admission, description of condition, and psychological evaluations; nature of illness; treatments given; and discharge and/or death date.
Faribault State School and Hospital: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Patient Records gr00624
Miscellaneous records containing information on individual patients.
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.
Mathew Marvin: An Inventory of His Papers 00908
Diaries and letters by Marvin, a member of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Company K, 1861-1865; and correspondence (1872-1895) dealing mainly with Marvin's efforts to obtain government pensions for men who served in the regiment. Includes a diary (1862) kept by Randolph Wright, also with Company K, who was killed at Gettysburg.
North Star Research and Development Institute (Minneapolis, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 01265
Articles of incorporation and founding documents, minutes of board of directors and executive committee meetings, financial reports, presidents annual reports, subject files and reports of a Minneapolis-based nonprofit research and development institute headquartered at the University of Minnesota.
Anne Pryor: An Inventory of Her Knott's Camp Snoopy Marketing Files 01264
Marketing files, including posters, advertisements, videocassettes, special events files, strategic plans, construction photographs, stationery, promotion files and coupons, and similar materials of Anne Pryor as the first marketing manager of the Knott's Camp Snoopy indoor amusement park for children at the Mall of America (Bloomington, Minn.). Also included are marketing and tourism plans for the Mall itself.
Public Welfare Department: Psychological Services Bureau: An Inventory of Its Records gr01430
Records documenting the activities of the bureau.
Rochester State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Subject Files and Miscellaneous Records gr01168
Files documenting a wide variety of activities and functions at the hospital including administrative files, financial records, reports, correspondence, committee files, staff files, patient files, treatment and illness files, superintendent's correspondence, subject files, publications, project and program files, news clippings, and photographs.
Sauk Centre Home School for Girls: An Inventory of Its Case Files gr00724
Basic files documenting the incarceration of individuals at the facility.
Steven A. Schluter: An Inventory of His Photographs sv000202
Schluter worked for the Minneapolis Star and Tribune Company from 1968-1987 and many of these photographs may be related to work he did on news stories for the paper. Views include amateur boxing, Camp Ihduhapi, amusement rides at Como Park, St. Paul, a children's barber at Southdale shopping center, corporate art in the Twin Cities, various musicians (including Willie Murphy and the Bees and the Hall Brothers Jazz Band), anti-Vietnam protests, migrant workers in the Red River Valley, Leech Lake International Dog Sled Race, dress code protest at Susan B. Anthony School, Minneapolis.
Thirteenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment: An Inventory of Its Sound and Visual Collection sv000254
Nelson and others, Company B, 13th MinnesotaCollection documents the 13th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry during and after the Spanish-American War. Includes views of the regiment in California, life and work in the Philippines, soldiers (most portraits are identified and of Company B), Company K, parades on return in San Francisco and Minneapolis, and 13th Minnesota reunions. Also includes a recording from the 50th anniversary of the 13th Minnesota assembling in St. Paul with introductions of a few veterans.

Includes digital content.
Transportation Department: An Inventory of Its Railroad Crossing Stop Orders gr01432
Orders for railroad crossing stops, correspondence, drawings, maps and photographs.
Water and Soil Resources Board An Inventory of Its Minutes gr00038
Minutes of board meetings, accompanied by agendas, meeting notices, correspondence, reports, annual plans, and related materials.
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

Dylan, Bob, 1941- . Bob Dylan poems, 1956.
A single sheet containing two early handwritten, unsigned, and untitled poems by Dylan, then a student at Hibbing High School (Hibbing, Minn.). The first, noted as a "good poem," describes a sassy boy named Jimmy with a motorbike who is headed for a fall. The second, noted as a "bad poem," describes a fictional arm-wrestling match between Dylan's friends, Dale Boutang and Melvin Raatsi. The poems are accompanied by a photograph of Boutang with Dylan seated on a motorcycle.
Evergreen Hill Cemetery Association (Staples, Minn. : 1904-). Evergreen Hill Cemetery Association Papers, 1904.
Includes certificate of formation for the Evergreen Hill Cemetery Association of Staples (Minn.), which is signed by E.E. Greene, chairman, and C.A. Remillard, secretary, before a notary public (February 23, 1904). A Cemetery Association Deed document is also included (undated).
Hay, Eugene Gano, 1853-1933. Eugene G. Hay Papers, 1890-1891, 1901.
Letter from Senator W.D. Washburn to Hay reminiscing about his vote on the Force Bill (Compromise of 1890, involving the McKinley tariff, the Sherman Silver Act, and the Federal Elections Bill); letters received by Hay as attorney for William D. Hale, receiver of the American Savings and Loan Association of Minneapolis; an article on the engineer units of the United States National Guard; and a letter from Minnesota governor William R. Merriam to Hay recommending attorney W. F. Ball of Fargo for a federal judgeship.
McMath, John W., 1824-1900. John W. McMath Papers, 1850-1894.
These papers are chiefly licenses to practice law in Michigan and Illinois, commissions, and appointments. The papers Include licenses to practice law in the states of Michigan and Illinois (1852-1855); an appointment letter as agent for the Land Office of Michigan (1859); eight Bay County (Mich.) tax land deeds and a tax deed (1883-1884); two appointment letters for the U.S. Circuit Court Commissioner of Michigan (1863); certificate for 50 shares in the Marquette Silver Mining Co. (1864); fifteen letters related to McMath's resignation from the Sault Sainte Marie, Customs House in the District of Michilimackinac (Mich.) and his subsequent replacement (1867); certificate of life membership to the Woman's Presbyterian Board of Missions for McMath's wife (April 11, 1872); an appointment letter for agent of the State Board of Charities and Corrections in Bay County (Mich.) (September 26, 1893); a bill of sale for land in the St. Louis County (Minn.) (1893); and a memoranda of agreement between McMath and the A.R. Walker Real Estate of Duluth (Minn.) regarding the sale and transfer of property in Douglas County (Wis.) (April 2, 1894).
Minneapolis Council for Adult Education (Minneapolis, Minn.). Minneapolis Council for Adult Education Papers, 1934.
Contains the by-laws for the Minneapolis Council for Adult Educaton (1934?).
Minnesota. Fire Marshal Division. Annual reports, 1967 - [ongoing].
Includes years 1967 (xerox), 1975-1977, 1980, 1983 (xerox), 1985, 1987-1988, 2004-2005, and 2014-2016.
Minnesota. Fire Marshal Division. Records, 1978-2016.
Annual reports of Minnesota fire incident reporting system, 1978-1979 (2 items in folder); and Fire in Minnesota, 1989-2016 (9 folders).
Minnesota Funeral Directors Association. Minnesota Funeral Directors Association certificate of incorporation, 1938.
Contains a certificate of incorporation for the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association (April 11, 1938).
People's Church (Saint Paul, Minn.). Saint Paul People's Church Papers, 1890-1901.
Correspondence, accounts, and reports of various orginizations within the church, such as the Sunday school, the Women's Foreign Missionary Society, and the Christian Endeavor Society. A constitution of the Sunday Schools of the People's Church is also included.
Rotary Mill Company (Saint Paul, Minn.). Rotary Mill Company papers, 1854.
Accounts for lumber from the Sioux outfit, the Mendota house, and other sawmills of the Rotary Mill Company.
St. Paul Fish Company (St. Paul, Minn.). St. Paul Fish Company Papers, 1912.
Includes letters concerning the price of fish and oysters and express charges, a business card, and a list of poultry prices.
Thirteenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in the Philippines photograph collection.
Collection documents the 13th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, mostly Company B, in Manila, Philippines during the Spanish-American War. Includes views of Spanish military, insurgents, soldiers' quarters, and more.
Twelfth Judicial District Bar Association. Twelfth Judicial District Bar Association Papers, 1947.
Obitiuaries of members of the Twelfth Judicial District Bar Association.
Waseca County Bar Association (Waseca, Minn.). Wasaca County Bar Association Papers, 1937.
Memorials for deceased members (1937).
West Wisconsin Railway Company (Hudson, Wis.). West Wisconsin Railway Company Papers, 1876-1878.
Correspondence regarding business of the railway's land department.
WPA recreational puppetry project in St. Paul photograph collection.
Photographs documenting the recreational puppetry project as part of the Works Progress Administration. Includes images of the design and construction of puppets, puppet theaters, instruction in puppetry, and performances.

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