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Recently added to the manuscript collections are Mark Vander Schaaf's files on the Grand Excursion of 2004, a recreation of the 1854 Grand Excursion that celebrated the completion of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad, the first railroad connection to the Mississippi River. Like its predecessor, the 2004 event climaxed in a grand steamboat flotilla up the Mississippi from the Quad Cities (Illinois and Iowa) to Saint Paul and Minneapolis, June 25-July 5, 2004.



Grand Excursion 2004 organizers partnered with more than 40 communities along the Upper Mississippi to develop a series of events to commemorate the 1854 event and to educate the public about the river and its history. The endeavor included such cities as Rock Island, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Prairie du Chien, La Crosse, Winona, Red Wing, Saint Paul, and Minneapolis.

Vander Schaaf, then an economic planner with the Saint Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development, was involved in organizing and planning the event. His files include planning and press files containing minutes, correspondence, reports, transcripts of 1854 news accounts, contemporary clippings from newspapers in towns located along the Mississippi River, planning guides and manuals, posters publicizing the event, and snapshot photographs taken by Vander Schaaf during the flotilla.



New and Updated Finding Aids - March 2016

Name/Abstract File No.
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.
Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board: An Inventory of Its Campaign Finance Files, Political Committees and Funds gr00127
Reports of receipts of political committees and funds, and of their contributions (transfers) to candidates, to committees and funds supporting candidates, and to committees and funds organized to promote or defeat a ballot question. They consist primarily of such funds maintained by local police, fire, and municipal employees associations and by trade and labor associations. Includes files of its predecessors, the Ethics Commission (1974-1975) and the Ethical Practices Board (1975-1997).
Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board: An Inventory of Its Campaign Finance Files, Principal Campaign Committees (Category 1) gr00126
Detailed reports of receipts and expenditures by the campaign committee for each candidate for a state office (constitutional officers, legislators, statewide and district courts), accompanied by a statement of organization for the committee. Includes files of its predecessors, the Ethics Commission (1974-1975) and the Ethical Practices Board (1975-1997).
Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board: An Inventory of Its Economic Interest Statements gr00125
Annual personal financial statements filed by candidates for state executive and legislative offices and by appointees to boards and commissions. They state sources of compensation, corporations or entities in which the registrant held securities, and location of real property in which the registrant held ownership or other interest. Some statements are also present for candidates without campaign committees. Includes files of its predecessors, the Ethics Commission (1974-1975) and the Ethical Practices Board (1975-1997).
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 School for the Blind: An Inventory of Its Annual and Biennial Reports gr01165
Annual and biennial reports (1863-1908); biennial reports (1910-1952, incomplete).
Faribault School for the Blind: An Inventory of Its Financial Records gr01166
Records documenting the financial and accounting aspects of the school. The records include cashbooks (1910-1917), ledgers (1895-1930), journal (1901-1906), vouchers and orders (1882-1902), and payroll registers (1901-1969, incomplete).
Faribault School for the Blind: An Inventory of Its Library Records gr01167
Accession records and register documenting the school library's holdings and acquisitions.
Koryne Horbal: An Inventory of Her Papers 01243
Files documenting the feminist and political activities of Koryne Horbal, one of the founding members of the DFL Feminist Caucus, United States representative on the Commission on the Status of Women of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, as well as former chairwoman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Includes correspondence and memoranda, photographs, speeches, news clippings, and similar material.

Includes digital content.
Jackson County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00117
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Jackson 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.
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.
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.
Sibley County: Assessor An Inventory of Its Assessment Rolls gr00457
Assessment rolls for the civil subdivisions of Sibley County, recording the value of taxable real and personal property for the years 1863-1901 and the sample years 1910-1911, 1920-1921, 1930-1931, 1940-1941, 1950-1951, and 1960-1961. Many early volumes were damaged by water and mold.
Upper Midwest Region Association of College and University Housing Officers: An Inventory of Its Records 00193
Constitution and bylaws, executive committee minutes, annual conference materials, membership directories and brochures, and a historical sketch documenting the activities of an association organized to foster closer relationships among college and university housing officials in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota.
Mark Vander Schaaf: An Inventory of His Grand Excursion 2004 Records 01242
Minutes, correspondence, reports, news clippings, transcripts of 1854 news accounts, posters, photographs, and miscellaneous documents relating to planning and implementation of the Grand Excursion of 2004, a recreation of the 1854 Grand Excursion that celebrated the completion of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad from Chicago to Rock Island, Illinois, the first railroad connection to the Mississippi River. Like its predecessor, the 2004 event climaxed in a steamboat journey up the Mississippi from Illinois and Iowa to Minnesota.
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

Brooklyn Park (Minn.). Justice court dockets, 1954-1958.
Dockets of the village of Brooklyn Park.

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