What's New -- February 2021

When we look at the thermostat and see freezing temperatures our minds wander to the summer, warm weather, and all those delicious summer foods. For many people the ultimate summer treat is something right off the grill covered in barbecue sauce. Ken Davis Bar B Q Sauce was started right here in Minnesota. Ken Davis would sell his sauce right out of his car to grocery stores! The personal papers of the Ken and Barbara Jo Davis papers were recently digitized. They contain a wide variety of items ranging from speeches, awards, correspondence and so much more. The photo comes from the digitized material, which also includes photos of a bus that was used for advertising and the restaurant Davis owned called Edina Chicken.

Ken Davis and Car

New and Updated Finding Aids - February 2021

Name/Abstract File No.
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.
American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (Saint Paul, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 00497
Headphones icon Organizational files, historical files, subject files, news media files, files relating to relationships with other organizations, investigation files, fund raising events, lobbying files, and case files documenting the 1952 formation and subsequent activities of the Minnesota state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Includes digital content.
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.
Chisago County: Highway Department: An Inventory of Its Records gr01911
Annual reports (1960-2008) and a typescript report on road work done and funds expended for the six months ending July 1, 1925.
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.
William R. Everett: An Inventory of His Film Collection sv000015
Video icon A collection of amateur films, many featuring outdoor activities such as camping, boating, duck hunting, summer sports, and ski jumping. Other activities feature a Knights Templar parade, jamborees, dressing in costume, and a house being built. Locations include the Gunflint Trail, Brainerd, Camp Lincoln, and the Black Hills. Many of the films feature William R. Everett's family. William R. Everett was a member of the Minneapolis Cine Club and the Amateur Cinema League.

Includes digital content.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Abstracts of Receipts and Expenditures gr01910
Weekly abstracts of expenditures giving classification or distribution by fund accompanied by lists of vouchers, and monthly abstracts of receipts giving date, receipt number, from whom received, for what, and fund to be credited.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Annual and Biennial Reports gr01890
Annual (1863-1878, 1970-1976) and biennial (1880-1962, 1966-1970; scattered) reports on the operation and administration of the school, generally including the following types of information: analyses of building and staffing needs, requests for appropriations, and suggested legislation; reports on financial affairs and transactions; reports of the physician on the health of pupils; descriptions of the curricula, extracurricular activities, and the school buildings and grounds; lists of pupils, officers, and employees; statistics on nationalities of pupils, annual attendance, causes of deafness, and ages at which deafness occurred (often given cumulatively since the opening of the school); reports of farm, garden, and shop production; acknowledgment of gifts; and inventories.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Class Journals gr01891
Classification register (1867-1893) and class journals (1897-1926); the volumes include names of students and record of work done during each school term.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Financial Records, Miscellaneous gr01892
Account register (1939-1954), trial balance (1935-1940), and assorted records of the athletic association (1921-1927), Noyes Literary Society (1925-1959), and Junior Literacy Society (1934-1958).
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Inventories gr01893
Annual inventories (1889-1890, 1901-1935) giving (where applicable) number, measure, present value and location, and where used or kept, for all items listed individually and summarized in the following categories: real estate, provisions and groceries, household supplies, clothing, fuel and light, hospital and medical supplies, postage and telephone systems, stationery, library, supplies for instruction and amusement, scientific apparatus, material for manufacturers, farm supplies and livestock, machinery and tools, building materials, and "miscellaneous."
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Ledgers gr01894
For years 1875-1876, 1896-1898, and 1901-1918. The 1896-1898 entries correspond to those in the daybook (cataloged separately) and the 1901-1908 entries include wages and salaries.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Reports gr01895
Includes weekly reports of the state farmer, monthly reports of population, monthly statements of production, monthly statements of receipts, weekly menus, and monthly abstracts of purchases and expenditures (1901-1905); quarterly reports of subsistence, supplies, and stock (1901-1905); movement of population records (1886-1957); and for 1927 to 1935, reports on the teachers' retirement fund, tax-free alcohol received and used, coal consumption, power plant operation, sale of state property, and industrial department production.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Monthly Abstracts of Purchases and Expenditures gr01896
Includes copies of supporting vouchers.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports gr01897
Reports, newsletters, and miscellaneous print and near-print items of or about the Faribault School for the Deaf.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Pupil Account Journals and Daybooks gr01898
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Pupil Account Ledgers gr01899
Documents each student's personal accounts, mainly covering clothing, postage, transportation, and incidentals.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Pupils' Fund Vouchers gr01900
Vouchers for billings to pupils' accounts for goods and services furnished to pupils while at the institution, such as articles of clothing, transportation, haircuts, and "caretakers expense."
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Related Associations gr01901
Teacher's Association of the Minnesota School for the Deaf minutes (1887-1892) and Minnesota Association of the Deaf reunion book (1885), minutes (1896-1902, 1907-1913), and directory (approximately 1970s). The school alumni and staff were instrumental in establishing the state association.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Salary and Wage Records gr01902
Signed contracts, written annually in April or May, primarily for teachers, specifying salary and term of employment (1905-1912), payroll of officers and employees (1913-1917), and salaries of officers and teachers (1910-1911).
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Shoe Shop Records gr01903
Record of cash received for shoemaking and shoe repair for nonstudents (1884-1886) and daily record of shoes made and repaired for students (1886-1900). The latter were apparently posted to pupil account ledgers.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Store Records gr01904
Ledger accounts for receipts and disbursements of food, clothing, and other supplies. Information recorded includes date, invoice or voucher number, number and/or measure of commodity involved, explanation, price, cost, and requisition number.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Student Records, Miscellaneous gr01905
Student indexes (undated), weekly student status and progress record (1875-1898), pupil record (approximately 1887-1906), statistical record books (1891-1921), and grade reports (1906-1921).
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Time Records gr01906
Divisions of sections and time schedules (1898-1922) and daily time record (1901-1921), listing schedules for class and shop time for each school term.
Faribault School for the Deaf: An Inventory of Its Voucher and Order Registers gr01907
Record of appropriations for various funds; often including date, voucher/order number, amount, and fund.
Faribault School for the Deaf: Superintendent: An Inventory of Its Correspondence gr01908
General correspondence (1878-1913) of superintendents Jonathan Lovejoy Noyes and James N. Tate, correspondence with the Board of Control (1901-1912), correspondence relating to employment (1904-1913) and the Board of Directors of the Deaf and Blind (1907-1910), and memos with the Public Welfare Department (1964-1968).
Faribault School for the Deaf: Superintendent: An Inventory of Its Letters Sent (Letterpress) gr01909
General letters (1889-1904) relating to administration of the school, its business and financial affairs, employees and students; letters to the Board of Control (1903-1904); and letters relating to Jonathan L. Noyes' personal and professional activities.
Hennepin County: Edina: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01885
Birth and death registers, 1890, 1903-1940 (2 volumes, indexed) and birth and death certificates, 1941-1953 (3 folders).
Hennepin County: Edina: An Inventory of Its Records gr01884
Council meeting minutes, election summary statements, building code and ordinances, petition and improvement records, and a sidewalk and sewer record.
Hennepin County: Morningside: An Inventory of Its Records gr01883
Council meeting minutes (1920-1966). January 1937-December 1940 not present.
Otter Tail County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Real Estate Tax Judgment Books gr01912
Includes real estate tax judgment books (1874-1967) and forfeited real estate tax judgment records (1881, 1893, 1898-1912).
Ramsey County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00108
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Ramsey 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.
Washington County: An Inventory of Its Birth Records gr01888
Microfilmed registers of births (1870-1934), with indexes (1870-1981), birth reports from local jurisdictions (1870-1910), and delayed birth register and index (1867-1991). They cover the entire county. Also includes 6 reels of negative microfilm master and duplicate negatives, and one original birth record volume.
Washington County: An Inventory of Its Death Records gr01889
Microfilmed death records (1870-1994), reports of deaths received from individual townships and villages (1870-1910), and death certificates (1946-1994). They cover the entire county. Also includes death returns (1870-1883); permits for burial or removal (1919-1923) and 2 original death record volumes.
Washington County: Board of County Commissioners: An Inventory of Its Minutes and Agenda Packets gr01187
Volume No. 3, May-December 1989Minutes and agenda packets of the Washington County Board of County Commissioners.

Includes digital content.
Washington County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Coroner's Records gr01887
Index to coroner's certificates; coroner's inquest certificates (reports), sometimes accompanied by related inquest transcripts and other items; and coroner's record books.
Washington County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Bond, Oath, and Certificate Records gr01886
Bond assignment record, record of oaths and bonds of town and county officers, basic science certificate record; and records of certificates of dentists, physicians, osteopaths, optometrists, veterinarians, and ministers. Also includes a miscellaneous volume that records appointments primarily of minister, ordination, and notary public; also includes chiropractic, medical license, register of deeds, register of titles, rabbi, and basic science.
Washington County: Pine Point Nursing Home: An Inventory of Its Pine Point Nursing Home Records gr00338
Minutes of the nursing home's governing board, audit reports and a financial statement, reports on income from patients, historical data, a financial feasibility study, and sample patient documents and miscellany.
Washington County: Welfare Board: An Inventory of Its Records gr00341
Minutes and related papers documenting various operations and interests of the Washington County Welfare Board.
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

Florence Flugaur scrapbooks, 1981-1985
Scrapbooks celebrating the 30th anniversary of employment (1981) and the retirement (1985) of Florence Flugaur (1923-2016), a longtime employee of Winston Press (Minneapolis). The scrapbooks include correspondence, artwork, greeting cards, photographs, clippings, and reminiscences by colleagues documenting her work as editor and writer for the Publications for Catholic Youth, Mine Publications, and Winston Press. Flugaur died June 22, 2016 at age 92.
Philip Christopher Helland papers, 1956-2012 (bulk 1956-1990).
Papers of a Minnesota community college administrator. Includes biographies, writings, and research notes regarding the histories of post-secondary public education in Minnesota and of the Minnesota Community College System; correspondence, clippings and miscellany relating to the establishment and operation of Willmar Community College; scrapbooks relating to Helland's work, and a file on educational institutions in the Arrowhead Region of northeastern Minnesota.
Page, Sarah Mehitable, 1842-1940. Sarah Mehitable Page diary, 1916 November 21-1917 April 29.
One diary written by Minnesota resident Sarah Mehitable Page. The diary is an account of their trip to California from Sarah's perspective. It is string-bound and includes typewritten entries as well as several photographs with captions.
Smith, Violet Slack. Violet Slack Smith papers, 1920-1930.
Papers of community organizer Violet Slack Smith. Violet Slack Smith (Née Timberlake) served as the chairman of the Civil Service Commission Visiting Committee of the Minneapolis League of Women Voters in the 1920s. Her papers include press clippings related to the League's activities; writings on the topics of civil service, the American Revolution, and constitutional rights; a literary scrapbook with press clippings, writings, and reflections on authors such as Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Sarah Bernhardt; and select photographs.
Teigen, Norman. Norman Teigen papers, 1968-1987.
Papers created and collected by Vietnam War veteran Norman Teigen. Teigen served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971, and was a Chaplain Assistant assigned to the 1st Aviation Brigade Headquarters at the Long Binh Post from 1970 to 1971.
R. A. Trovatten papers, 1910-1953 (bulk 1934-1949).
Papers of a Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture, Dairy and Food. Includes speeches, clippings, correspondence, memorabilia, and miscellany pertaining to his service as Commissioner. Includes material on Norwegians in Minnesota, the cooperative movement, and red raspberry production in Minnesota. Some material is in Norwegian.

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