What's New -- June 2021

King of Clubs BarMike Lynch portrait, undated This month we are delving into the papers of Minnesota artist Mike Lynch. A realist painter and prestigious public artist, Lynch intimately documented the everyday life, industrial sites, skylines, streets, and iconic landmarks of Minnesota. His work captures vivid scenes from Minnesota's Iron Range, iconic dive bars of the Twin Cities, and scenes of back streets and industrial landscapes set in the cold nights of Minnesota winters.

His papers explore the span of his career, starting from his origins as a child prodigy in Hibbing, Minnesota to his numerous private and public exhibitions to his lifetime achievements and recognitions. The papers also provide Lynch's own sketchbooks, journals, notes, art instruction books, and project files, which offer insight into Lynch's creative process, techniques, and skill sets utilized in his work. The papers also include samples of his work, including drawings, illustrations for publications, posters, paintings, and prints produced from woodcut blocks. Lastly, the papers include materials related to his exhibitions, business records, press coverage, reviews of his work, biographical information, and files related to his numerous accolades.


Handwritten notes from Mesabe pigments art instruction book, 1999, 2002 Miscellaneous painting journal page, 1990s


New and Updated Finding Aids - June 2021

Name/Abstract File No.
Adjutant General: Air Force Reserve: An Inventory of Its 934th Airlift Wing Records gr01995
Historical reports dated 1960-1969, Carrier Courier newsletter dated 1966-1978, and Viking Flyer newsletter dated 1980-2008.
Arts Board: An Inventory of Its Grant Files gr00571
Grant files, containing grant applications, requests for information,
proposals, resumes, correspondence, final grant reports, financial statements, agreements,
budgets, and related materials.
Arts Board: An Inventory of Its Grant Review Files gr00572
Summary records of grant applications and minutes (panel books) of the Board's review
panel for dance, film and video, literary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.
Bernhard and Gracia Christensen Letters: An Inventory of Their Family Papers 00876
Letters of Bernard Christensen, former president of Augsburg College (Minneapolis, Minn.), and his wife Gracia Christensen (formerly Lily Gunderson), who taught English at Augsburg.
Cook County: Grand Marais Public Library: An Inventory of Its Records gr01994
Library records including minutes and meeting files of the Library Board and the Library Friends Board, and selected subject files including annual statistics and reports.
Economic Security Department: An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports gr01993
Reports, newsletters, brochures, and miscellaneous print and near-print items of or about
the Economic Security Department.
Hennepin County: Board of County Commissioners: An Inventory of Its Journals gr01661
October 21, 1852-October 3, 1857The record set of journals (minutes) of the board of county commissioners. All were unbound for microfilming by the county, and many have subsequently been removed from their original volume covers and housed in file folders. Available for public use.

Includes digital content.
Hubbard County: Akeley Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01996
Birth (1896-1907) and death (1898-1907) registers and birth (1915-1950) and death (1915-1952) certificate records.
Hubbard County: Arago Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01997
Birth (1892-1900, 1907-1915) and death (1897-1898) registers; birth (1914-1946) and death (1915-1951) certificate records and burial permits (1924-1945).
Hubbard County: Badoura Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01998
Birth (1897-1940) and death (1898-1940) registers; birth (1940-1943) and death (1941-1950) certificate records; and burial permits (1918, 1933).
Hubbard County: Clay Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01999
Chattel mortgage record (1903-1913), clerk's town record books (1908-1951), treasurer's record books (1920-1951), reports of annual town meetings (1919-1943, incomplete), audit reports and records (1939-1948), poll lists (1939-1941), summary statements of votes (1946-1950), election registers (1946-1950), and wolf bounties (1943-1945).
Hubbard County: Crow Wing Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr02000
Birth (1898-1914) and death (1902-1912) register; birth (1898-1940) and death (1902-1939) certificate records; birth (1941-1945) and death (1941-1951) certificates; and burial permits (1906-1930).
Hubbard County: Farden Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr02001
Chattel mortgage record (1894-1913), clerk's books (1943-1973), treasurer's account books and other financial records, burial permits, justice of the peace civil and criminal docket book (1925-1955) including the former village of Farris, poll lists and election registers (1952-1953, 1967-1970), and miscellaneous materials.
Hubbard County: Fern Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr02002
Birth (1900-1920) and death (1900-1907) registers; and birth (1908-1949) and death (1908-1953) certificate records.
Hubbard County: Hart Lake Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr02003
Birth (1900-1913) and death (1900-1908) registers; birth (1909-1943) and death (1909-1949) certificate records; death certificates (1950-1953); and burial permits (1940-1953).
Hubbard County: Henrietta Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr02004
Birth (1896-1906) and death (1893-1905) reports; birth (1908-1945) and death certificate records (1917-1949); death certificates (1908-1953); and burial permits (1899-1988).
Hubbard County: Lake Emma Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr02005
Birth (1900-1949) and death (1896-1958) registers; birth certificate, 1915; and burial or removal permits, 1918, 1935-1958.
Hubbard County: Lake Emma Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr02006
Chattel mortgage record (1897-1913); clerk's (1896-1965, 1970-1975) and treasurer's (1897-1977) books; treasurer's annual statements (1956-1969); annual meeting proceedings (1954); Audit Board annual reports (1948-1969, 1983; incomplete); gopher bounty papers (1950-1959); poll lists (1944-1971; incomplete) and election summary statements (1954, 1986, 1988); township map (1975); and a justice docket (1899-1952) kept by justices of the peace F. C. Teus, A. W. Lof, and Ed R. Hayes.
Hubbard County: Mantrap Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr02007
Birth certificate record (1909-1915); birth certificate (1931); death certificate record (1909-1913); and burial permits (1913-1945).
Hubbard County: Nevis: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr02009
Birth (1911-1948) and death (1915-1953) certificate records; and burial permits (1935-1945).
Hubbard County: Park Rapids: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr02010
Birth (1900-1953, 1959) and death (1900-1953) records, and burial permits (1919-1979).
Hubbard County: Straight River Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr02011
Birth and death register (1900-1908); birth (1908-1949) and death (1908-1951) certificates and certificate records; and burial permit (1931).
Hubbard County: White Oak Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr02012
Birth (1895-1907) and death (1898-1907) register; birth and death certificate records (1907-1941); birth (1941-1945) and death (1942-1951) certificates; and burial permits (1914-1918).
Jeffrey A. Hess, Historical Consultants (Firm : Minneapolis, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records 00161
Project files (1973-1988), rejected project files (1979-1990), free lance writing files (1971-1984), miscellaneous subject files (1978-1987), and work and expense logs (1978-1987) of a self-employed scholar who conducted historical research for businesses and cultural organizations. He also wrote articles, biographies, organization and community histories, and informational booklets for children.
Lea College: An Inventory of Its Records 00059
Records of a small, private liberal arts college in Albert Lea, Minnesota that opened in 1966, but closed in 1973 in the face of bankruptcy.
Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources: An Inventory of Its Minutes and Agenda Packets gr00559
Minutes and agenda packets of the Commission, its Executive Committee, and various other committees and task forces covering such topics as forestry, goals and objectives, legislative review, water, land and recreation, minerals, soil, and energy. Also documentation of commission tours to various areas of the state.
Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources: An Inventory of Its Project Files gr00560
Files containing periodic and final reports (some published), budgets, work programs, correspondence and internal memos for projects funded by the LCMR.
Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources: An Inventory of Its Subject Files and Reports, 1971-2013 gr01304
Mainly background files that provide information on the work of the commission, including government and private groups interested in commission activities; legislation; relations with individual legislators and state officers; appropriations and allocations; and various subjects of interest to the commission, including pollution, economic development, tourism, watershed management, gasohol, outdoor recreation, and parks. Also includes a chronological series of miscellaneous reports.
Mike Lynch: An Inventory of His Papers 01366
Mike LynchPersonal papers of painter Mike Lynch. Papers include sketchbooks and loose sketch pages; journals; art instruction books; business records; project files, including research on pigments and the Gold Metal Flour Mill Elevator; select prints; and other childhood and professional ephemera.

Includes digital content.
John D. McMillan: An Inventory of His Papers 00228
Personal papers and business records related to one of the principal grain trading companies in Minneapolis and the family of one of its founders. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, minute books (1888-1938), stock certificates (1892-1969), a ledger (1909-1923), a cashbook (1909-1941), tax returns, architectural blueprints, and photographs.
Deborah Simmons Meader: An Inventory of Her Papers 00401
Elizabeth M. Colburn, The Power of Puppetry: The Career of Deborah Simmons Meader, 1927-1942, after 1998. Papers of a puppeteer, puppet play writer, and puppet theater fabricator who was employed in church and WPA puppetry programs during her life in St. Paul, Minnesota from 1927 to 1942.

Includes digital content.
Russell L. Olson: An Inventory of His Street Railway Research Files 00186
Research notes, background information, compilations of statistical and financial data, and other material pertaining to the Twin City Rapid Transit Company (TCRT) and to more than twenty five other street railway systems in Minnesota and adjacent states.
Gerry Sikorski: An Inventory of His Papers 00196
Papers of a Stillwater Democrat who served three terms in the Minnesota state senate and five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
St. Peter State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Death and Autopsy Records gr00080
April 1961-September 1964Death records (1961-1995) and reviews (1986-1999), autopsy record (1892-1899, 1903-1912) with index covering 1890s-1908, and autopsy photographs of internal organs (1895-1910).

Includes digital content.
St. Peter State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Subject Files and Miscellaneous Records gr00085
Alphabetical list of burials, approximately 1896-1962 Cemetery records (1896-1998), daily ward record (1891-1892), land records (1855-1925), nurse employment record books (1880s-1950s), doctors time book (1964-1975), outdated procedures manual sections (approximately 1895-2010), and subject files. Topics covered in the latter include census prelists, chaplaincy, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals, medical staff, Minnesota Security Hospital, monthly population reports, nursing policies, the 125th anniversary celebration, photographs of dormitory and building interiors, Recruitment Assessment Committee, St. Peter weather statistics, strategic planning, and visitors.

Includes digital content.
Todd County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Minutes gr02008
Minutes of the Todd County District Court.
Virginia and Rainy Lake Company: An Inventory of Its Records 00268
Minutes of meetings (1905-1939), maps and platbooks, deeds, abstracts, and title and tax records of a lumber company operating in Saint Louis and Koochiching counties of northern Minnesota. There are also a minute book (1910-1926), a stock certificate book (1910), and a platbook (1911) of the St. Croix Lumber & Manufacturing Company (Winton, Minn.).

New and Updated Catalog Records

Akeley (Minn.). Birth and death records, 1921-1935.
Birth certificates, 1921-1935 (scattered, RESTRICTED) and a burial permit, 1929.
Akeley (Minn. : Township). Records, 1905-1913, 1966.
Chattel mortgage record, 1905-1913 (1 volume, indexed) and audit board annual report, 1966 (1 folder).
Arago (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1896-1913.
Indexed.
Badoura (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1896-1913.
Susan J. Berkson papers, 1991-2005 (bulk 1993-1995).
Newspaper columns by a Twin Cities-based columnist and contributor to Public Television. Includes letters from the public, friends, and colleagues in response. Her columns focus on feminist and women's issues, male violence, pregnancy, children, pornography, and a variety of similar topics. The letters reflect public sentiment, pro and con, about these issues and her commentary on them. A folder of VIP letters mainly from media executives also includes a signed letter from Andrea Dworkin and a signed note from Anna Quindlan.
Clay (Minn. : Township). Birth and death records, 1902-1944.
Clover (Minn. : Township). Birth certificate, 1912.
Clover (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1905-1913.
Crow Wing (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1897-1913.
Farris (Minn.). Chattel mortgage record, 1898-1913.
Fern (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1898-1913.
Hart Lake (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1900-1913.
Indexed.
Helga (Minn. : Township). Birth certificates, 1925, 1938.
Helga (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1905-1913.
Indexed.
Hendrickson (Minn. : Township). Birth and death register, 1903-1953.
Birth 1903-1946, and death 1904-1953 register.
Hendrickson (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1903-1913.
Indexed.
Henrietta (Minn. : Township). Road petition, 1920.
Hubbard County (Minn.). Recorder. Motor vehicle index, 1919-1921.
A record of motor vehicle purchases. Information in each entry includes date of filing; names of buyer and seller; and make, model, and motor number of vehicle.
Hubbard (Minn. : Township). Birth and death records, 1888-1941.
Birth 1888-1899, and death 1890-1899 register (1 folder, OPEN FOR USE); and birth and death register, 1915-1941 (1 folder, RESTRICTED).
Hubbard (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1898-1913.
Indexed.
Lake Alice (Minn. : Township).Birth certificate, 1931.
Lake George (Minn. : Township). Birth and death records, 1904-1940.
Birth 1905-1916, and death 1904-1917 register (1 volume, OPEN FOR USE); and birth, 1916-1940, and death, 1917-1940, certificate record (1 volume, indexed, RESTRICTED).
Lake George (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1903-1913.
Indexed.
Lake Hattie (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1905-1913.
Indexed.
Lakeport (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1900-1913.
Indexed.
Laporte (Minn.). Birth certificate, 1919.
Laporte (Minn.). Chattel mortgage record, 1908-1913.
Indexed.
Mantrap (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1909-1913.
Indexed.
Nevis (Minn. : Township). Birth certificates, 1924-1925, 1932.
Nevis (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1898-1913.
Indexed.
Park Rapids (Minn.). Records, 1891-1913, 1922.
Chattel mortgage record, 1891-1913 (1 volume, indexed), and treasurer's annual report, 1922.
Rockwood (Minn. : Township). Birth and death records, 1912-1952.
Birth certificate record, 1912-1916 (1 folder); birth, 1912-1946, and death, 1914-1952, certificate record (1 volume, indexed); and burial permits (1914-1944).
Rockwood (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1912-1913.
Indexed.
Rockwood (Minn. : Township). Justice of the Peace. Marriage certificate, 1912-1913.
Marriage certificate of Howard Curtiss Messner and Terese Hofmaster, 1957.
Evelyn Schleh scrapbook, 1924-1928.
Scrapbook documenting Evelyn Schleh's final four years of school at St. Joseph's Academy, a Catholic school for girls operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Saint Paul. Includes photographs of classmates and of the school, calling cards, newspaper clippings, autographs and dedications, records of where holidays were spent and with whom, mementos from and information about parties, information about classmates' weddings, information about St. Joseph Academy's graduation exercises (June 10, 1926), and a commencement program from Cretin High School, Saint Paul (June 11, 1926).
Schoolcraft (Minn. : Township). Birth and death records, 1908-1950.
Birth certificate record, 1908-1922 (1 folder, OPEN FOR USE); birth, 1925-1950, and death, 1924-1947, certificate record (1 volume, indexed, RESTRICTED); and burial permits, 1938 (1 folder).
Schoolcraft (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1902-1913.
Indexed.
Straight River (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1904-1913.
Todd (Minn. : Township). Birth and death records, 1919-1957.
Birth certificates (1919-1931, incomplete); and burial permit (1957).
Todd (Minn. : Township). Chattel mortgage record, 1884-1913.
Indexed.

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