What's New -- January 2021

The Green Giant Company records include one of our larger collections of audiovisual material. Digitizing this collection was to be a major priority in 2020. Circumstances obviously put a dent in these plans, but thankfully we're now back on track! Over two hundred films are in the process of being cleaned and transferred by Saving Tape Media Conversion in Minneapolis. We have also digitized all of the audio and videotapes in-house, and they are now available to access online.

Available items include vintage ads, jingles, documentaries, and behind-the-scenes looks at factories across the state. A particular stand-out is the complex relationship drama found within the LeSueur Mushrooms commercials. We'll be updating the finding aid throughout the year as the films are completed, providing even more of a fascinating glimpse of Minnesota brand history.

Green Giant and How He's Grown

New and Updated Finding Aids - January 2021

Name/Abstract File No.
Auditor: An Inventory of Its Reports on the Revenues, Expenditures, and Debt of Local Governments in Minnesota gr01868
Reports containing summary and detailed statistics on revenues, expenditures, and debt of local government units of all types, with separate reports specifically on counties, cities, villages, towns, and special districts. Titles vary.
Central Minnesota Arts Council: An Inventory of Its Records gr01877
Minutes and agendas, annual reports, newsletters, press releases, grant files, a central Minnesota regional arts directory, and other materials relating to the council and its activities.
Conservation Department: Game and Fish Division: An Inventory of Its Correspondence gr01879
Correspondence of the Game and Fish Division of the Conservation Department.
Conservation Department: Game and Fish Division: Fisheries Section: An Inventory of Its Subject Files gr01869
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, statistics, and background information pertaining to various aspects of fish, fishery, and fish habitat management in Minnesota. The files are largely those of Hjalmar O. Swenson, supervisor of the Section of Fisheries.
Conservation Department: Lands and Minerals Division: An Inventory of Its Railway Mineral Lease Records gr01878
Correspondence, leases, easements, and blueprint maps containing information on the location, completion, and use of railroad spur tracks to various mines in northeastern Minnesota.
David Durenberger: An Inventory of His Papers 00257
David DurenbergerPapers of a three-term Republican U.S. Senator from Minnesota who served from 1978 to 1995.

Includes digital content.
Face to Face Health and Counseling Service, Inc. (Saint Paul, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 01357
Records of Face to Face, an organization which provides medical care, mental healthcare, housing support, case management, employment training and support, and other social services to low-income and insecurely housed youth. Collection includes: administrative records; materials related to organizational governance; event, project, and program files; photographs; financial records; and promotional videos.
Judith Lehman Farmer: An Inventory of Her Papers 01364
Personal papers of community organizer, educator, and Minneapolis School Board Member Judith Lehman Farmer. Her papers document Farmer's longtime career as a Minneapolis School Board member, her role in developing school choice programs in the Minneapolis Public schools, her political and community organizing activities, personal papers, and subject and reference materials.
Grant County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Civil Case Files gr01880
Files numbered 1-5509. Also includes some case file exhibits (file nos. 6122-6123, 6527) primarily concerning land condemnation matters.
Green Giant Company: An Inventory of Its Records 01270
Green Giant and How He's GrownFinancial and payroll data, examples of advertising and product labels and packaging, and other records of a Le Sueur, Minnesota-based vegetable canning company established in 1903 as the Minnesota Valley Canning Company, and whose business lines eventually included frozen foods, garden centers, restaurants, and other ventures. The collection includes historical information about the company and related and predecessor firms, research and development activities, and about migrant agricultural laborers in the employ of the firm.

Includes digital content.
Hennepin County: Medina: Justice of the Peace: An Inventory of Its Dockets and Reports gr01874
Civil (1947-1957, 1961-1962) and criminal (1948-1955, 1961-1964) dockets, with indexes, and reports of fines collected (1955-1960). Justices include Arthur S. Gertz, Victor F. Hanson, Emil J. Jubert, and Melvin A. Gertz.
Hennepin County: Minneapolis: Park Board: An Inventory of Its Annual Reports gr01590
Annual reports of the Board of Park Commissioners (1898-1998, incomplete), of parks superintendent Theodore Wirth (1922-1926) and others (1999-2013), and of the board secretary and other officers (1923-1929).
Hennepin County: Minneapolis: Public Welfare Board: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records and Publications gr01872
Includes a historical review of the Division of Public Relief (1931-1934); minutes, administrative memos, and resolutions; organization charts; bulletins; subject files; publications, primarily of the Division of Public Relief; and reports and news clippings on investigations into board facilities and activities (1936-1938).
Kanabec County: Mora: Justice of the Peace: An Inventory of Its Dockets gr01873
For civil and criminal cases.
Labor and Industry Department: An Inventory of Its Industrial Commission of Minnesota Minutes gr01882
Minutes of the Industrial Commission of Minnesota mainly documenting the organization and administration of the commission and its oversight of the department's many activities, especially in the matters of hearings and license renewals, regulation of wages, inspection of work places and accident sites, safety and health standards, employment agency services, worker's compensation, minimum wage, and unemployment compensation.
Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center: An Inventory of Its Records 01352
Records of the natural education, research, and programming organization of the Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center located near Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota. The records consists of: land management and administrative records; printed materials, including brochures, newsletters, press releases, maps, and ephemera; annual reports; newspaper clippings; program planning and event material; records regarding financing and planning by various foundations; photographs; scrapbooks; historical publications and articles; exhibit design; and audiovisual records.
Marshall County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Case File Miscellany gr01876
Preliminary criminal hearing transcripts (1924-1948) of testimony given before Justices of the Peace Oscar Pearson and William Forsberg to determine validity of trial proceedings and bail. Cases dealt with included illegal liquor sales, fights, rape, and bribery of a game warden. Also civil case file depositions involving the medical bills and financial condition of Hjalmer Larson (1942), a Redwood County citizen treated in Marshall County.
McLeod County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Trial Transcripts gr01875
Trial transcripts of the McLeod County District Court.
Pennington County: Black River Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01857
Birth and death register (1899-1909), and birth (1915-1944) and death (1915-1944, 1949-1950) certificate records.
Pennington County: Bray Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01858
Birth and death registers (1882-1907) and certificate records (1908-1947), and burial/removal permits (1909-1938).
Pennington County: Norden Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01859
Birth and death registers (1884-1919) and certificate records (1908-1944), and burial/removal permits (1909-1937).
Pennington County: North Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01860
Birth (1908-1911, 1916-1950) and death (1916-1952) certificate records and burial/removal permits (1910-1942).
Pennington County: Numedal Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01861
Birth and death register (1893-1911) and certificate records (1908-1955).
Pennington County: Polk Center Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01862
Birth and death registers (1883-1907) and certificate record (1913-1949), and burial/removal permits (1915-1929).
Pennington County: River Falls Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01863
Birth (1901-1940) and death (1900-1938, 1940-1952) certificate records and burial/removal permits (1909-1937).
Pennington County: Rocksbury Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01864
Birth and death registers (1881-1908) and certificate records (1908-1953), and burial/removal permits (1916-1949).
Pennington County: Sanders Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01865
Birth and death registers (1882-1941) and certificate records (1931-1949).
Pennington County: Thief River Falls: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01866
Arranged alphabetically. Missing records from 1943.
Railroad and Warehouse Commission: An Inventory of Its Correspondence, General ("B" Files) gr01867
Set of numbered files.
Stillwater State Prison: An Inventory of Its Case Files: Pardons Extraordinary gr01881
Files removed from the main series of inmate case files upon the inmate's receipt of a pardon extraordinary, which restores all civil rights and, in effect, nullifies the conviction and purges the criminal record.
Stillwater State Prison: Custody Office: An Inventory of Its Inmate Files gr01870
Files containing inmates' records, primarily requests for changes in custody status, job assignment, or various privileges. Also included are some records of inmates' behavior also found in the main case files (discharged inmate files).
Tax Court: An Inventory of Its Closed [Completed] Decision Files gr00473
Case files for appeals from orders of the Commissioner of Revenue regarding tax disputes, or from property valuations or classifications, that resulted in a Tax Court decision. The court's decisions interpret the law and have precedent value.
F. Weyerhaeuser and Company (Saint Paul, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 01186
Correspondence (1902-1934); agreements, contracts, and other land and legal papers (1895-1903); annual statements (1895-1934); log accounts (1892-1905); tax records (1923-1938); articles of incorporation (1901); and other papers of [Frederick] Weyerhaeuser and Company and associated lumbering and lumber products companies.
Wheelock Whitney: An Inventory of His Papers 01354
Personal papers of businessman, sports executive, educator, politician, and philanthropist Wheelock Whitney. Includes Whitney's personal files on helping to obtain and working for the Minnesota Twins and his partial ownership of the Minnesota Vikings, as well as records from his failed run for U.S. Senate campaign in 1964 and Minnesota gubernatorial campaign in 1982. Collection includes papers with correspondence, clippings, photographs, audiovisual materials, and several scrapbooks.
Wright County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Tax Lists gr01871
Tax lists for the civil subdivisions of Wright County, recording the taxes paid on real and personal property for the sample years 1991 and 2000-2001.


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