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Recently added to the manuscript collections are records of the all-female Minnesota rock band Vixen, founded in the 1970s by Saint Paul native Jan Kuehnemund (1953-2013).

Vixen played throughout the Twin Cities, including gigs at the Cabooze, Duffy's, and the Union, as well as at venues elsewhere in the United States and in Europe. In the 1980s their self-titled debut album Vixen went gold, followed in 1990 by the release of Rev it Up and tours with the groups Deep Purple and Kiss.

The collection includes large posters featuring Vixen and announcing upcoming gigs; publicity photographs, press kits, contracts, and admission tickets; and a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl record. There is also a poster (circa 1970) promoting Kuehnemund's first band, Lemon Pepper, which she formed while still in high school.

Of particular interest are the photographs on the posters and on the album cover, which trace the evolution of the band from the 1970s days of bell bottoms through the big hair and metal era of the 1980s.

Vixen



New and Updated Finding Aids - January 2016

Howard E. Bahnemann: An Inventory of His Photographs sv000212
Mother's Little HelperCollection includes Bahnemann's fine art photography including exhibition prints. Includes two photoprints by Elsie Bahnemann and two photoprints of Howard Bahnemann by an unknown photographer.

Includes digital content.
Barbara Schwartz Bearman: An Inventory of Her Papers 01237
Correspondence, minutes, legal papers, printed materials, notes, clippings, and other papers documenting a Minneapolis civil rights and desegregation activist's involvement in school integration activities in Minneapolis.
Chisago County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00091
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Chisago 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.
VICTOR A. CHRISTGAU: An Inventory of His Papers 00175
Victor A. ChristgauCorrespondence, campaign materials, speeches, work diaries, and clippings documenting the personal and professional life (1920s-1960s) of a populist politician, legislator, and government administrator from Minnesota.
DRAINAGE COMMISSION An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr00005
Correspondence from county residents (1901-1912), ditch construction bids and contracts (1901-1906), drainage capacity diagrams (1923), statements of public ditches constructed (1910), photographs of dams and artificial lakes (undated), state drainage survey field notes (1900-1940), and related letters, legal instruments, and maps documenting Minnesota ditches and waterways, commission activities, and drainage surveys in the United States generally.
EDUCATION AND HOUSING EQUITY PROJECT (MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.): An Inventory of Its Records 00857
Minutes, financial statements, correspondence, discussion guides, news clippings, sound and visual materials and other records of an organization formed in 1995 to advance public understanding of the growing economic disparities and racial segregation in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and to develop constructive community responses to these challenges.
George Grim: An Inventory of His Papers 01239
George GrimBiographical information, articles and writings, correspondence and invitations, military papers, and photographs of George Grim (1912-2012), a World War II American army officer and later war correspondent for the Minneapolis Star newspaper beginning in 1944. He was a world reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune from 1947 to 1968 where he published the daily columns "I Like It Here," "Santa Anonymous," and "George Grim's World." Grim remained a creative consultant for the Minneapolis Tribune after retirement. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of ordinary people in post-World War II Germany, the Soviet Union, and elsewhere.
Health Department: An Inventory of Its Correspondence gr01127
Primarily correspondence of the department's chief executive officers, Henry Martyn Bracken (1893-1919), Charles E. Smith, Jr. (1919-1920), and Albert Justus Chesley (1920-1955).
Health Department: An Inventory of Its Death Certificates, 1908-1955 deaths03
Death certificates and, occasionally, other documents containing information on deaths that occurred in Minnesota during the years 1908-1955.
Health Department: An Inventory of Its Death Certificates, 1956-2001 deaths04
Death certificates and, occasionally, other documents containing information on deaths that occurred in Minnesota during the years 1956-2001.
Health Department: An Inventory of Its Death Record Cards, 1900-1907 deaths02
Cards and, occasionally, other documents containing information on deaths that occurred in Minnesota during the years 1900-1907, transcribed from certified copies of death reports sent to the state Board of Health and Vital Statistics (Health Department) by local officials and health officers. These are not the official death certificates; as of 1999 the official records were held by county registrars of vital statistics.
Health Department: An Inventory of Its Death Registers, 1899 deaths01
Death registers containing information on deaths that occurred in Minnesota during the year 1899, compiled from certified copies of death registries sent to the State Board of Health and Vital Statistics (Health Department) by local registrars. The compiled registers are incomplete; they do not list all deaths that occurred in the state during the year. They are not considered official death records.
Institute for Minnesota Archaeology: An Inventory of its Records 00860
20 years of IMA Initiatives, 1982-2002Board 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.
Isanti County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00122
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Isanti 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.
Kanabec County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00063
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Kanabec 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.
Lake Elmo and St. Paul: An Inventory of a Photographs sv000217
 Lake Cottage of Dr. E. Walther, Lake Elmo, 1890Includes views of Dr. E. Walther's lake cottage and boathouse, boat landings, and the Elmo Lodge, as well as general views of downtown St. Paul.

Includes digital content.
Members of Lincoln Lodge No. 2: An Inventory of a Photographs sv000218
Portraits of the members of Lincoln Lodge No. 2 photographed by Westman & Nordmark.
National Association of Railway Business Women. Twin Cities Chapter: An Inventory of Its Records 01061
Articles of incorporation and bylaws, minutes, financial records, correspondence, newsletters, scrapbooks, clippings, and print and semi-print materials of an organization of women employed by various railroads in the Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota) area. Also included are miscellaneous files relating to the national organization and to its District III subdivision, to which the Twin Cities Chapter belongs.
James L. Oberstar: An Inventory of His Congressional Papers 01006
James Oberstar, 2004Photographs, sound and video recordings, legislative materials, campaign and political activities, committee work, and legislative staff topical files documenting Oberstar's service as a U.S. Representative from Minnesota's Eighth Congressional District (1975-2011). The collection emphasizes Oberstar's activities on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, demonstrated by a large series of staff office topical files, which address a wide range of issues, projects, and legislation related to aviation, highways and bridges, railways, waterways, and bike ways. Additional significant content focuses on economic development in the Iron Range, travel and tourism, trade, and environmental protection of Minnesota's land and water resources.
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.
Sidney Shogren: An Inventory of His World War II Photograph Collection sv000215
Sidney ShogrenAlbum, memory books and correspondence, newspaper articles, and sketches belonging to St. Paul native Sidney Shogren, a Navy PT boat skipper who served in the Solomon Islands during World War II. The collection primarily documents his journey from the East Coast through the Panama Canal to the Pacific where he served, but also includes some early family photographs and post-war images.

New and Updated Catalog Records

Ekle, Albert R., 1851-1930. Albert R. Ekle letterpress copybook, 1891-1899.
One letterpress copybook containing business-related correspondence of a Norwegian American stonecutter living in Mankato, Minnesota in the 1890s. Letters typically concern financial matters and quarry stone orders; some include drawings of cemetery headstones and other funerary markers.
Kuehnemund, Jan, 1953-2013. Vixen records, 1970-2005 (bulk 1970-1983).
Posters, photographs, press kits, and other records of Minnesota all-female rock band Vixen kept by Saint Paul native and founding lead lead guitarist and singer Jan Kuehnemund. Includes some materials relating to Kuehnemund's first band, Lemon Pepper, and to other regional rock bands.
Lackore, Harry D., 1870-1943. Harry D. Lackore papers, 1893-1952 (bulk 1898-1899).
Diaries, correspondence and miscellaneous papers, and newspaper clippings relating to a Minneapolis man's service in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. Includes an oversize photograph of the University of Minnesota Cadet Corps (circa 1893) that includes Lackore among the assembled cadets.
University of Minnesota anti-war protest photograph collection
Collection documenting anti-war protest activities on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis and university students protesting at the state Capitol building. Included are views of speakers, groups of protestors around campus, police officers and ROTC students.

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