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Most of us drive over at least one bridge on a daily basis. A recent acquisition includes bridge plans for approximately 996 bridges selected as a representative sample of various bridge types used in the state, structures of historical significance in terms of engineering or location, and standard plans used by the Highway Department's Bridge Division between the 1890s and 1973.


Plans are also included for bridges listed in, or eligible for, the National Register of Historical Places, or for which an Historic American Engineering Record [HAER] report was completed. Information recorded on the plans may include bridge number, county, local jurisdiction (township, village, city) or plat map coordinates, date, engineer(s), and related details. Some of the structures may no longer exist.


HudsonBridgePencilDrawingSt. Croix Bridge.



New and Updated Finding Aids - October 2014

Name/Abstract File No.
Charles Roos: An Inventory of His Family Papers 01172
Correspondence, financial papers, military and political records, news clippings, legal documents and miscellaneous records of a prominent New Ulm pioneer family.
Dorilus Morrison: An Inventory of His Family Papers 01036
Longfellow LetterLetters, deeds, leases, financial records, clippings, genealogical data, and other papers of Morrison, a Minneapolis businessman, mayor (1867), and state senator (1864-1865), of his wife, Harriet K. Whitmore, and of other family members.

Includes digital content.
Highway Department: Bridge Division: An Inventory of Its Bridge Plans gr00851
HudsonBridgePencilDrawingBridge plans for approximately 996 bridges selected as a representative sample of various bridge types used in the state, structures of historical significance in terms of engineering or location, and standard plans used by the Bridge Division.
JOHN B. SANBORN: An Inventory of His Papers P1981
Vicksburg Daily CitizenRegister of litigations, official military correspondence and reports, miscellaneous personal correspondence, reminiscences, a personal memorandum and cash book, and certificates of appointment providing insight into the career of an army officer, lawyer, and state legislator from Minnesota.

Includes digital content.
Minnesota Historical Society: An Inventory of Its Institutional Archives 00513
The archives of the Minnesota Historical Society reflect and document the history of the organization from its 1849 beginning as the first private corporation chartered by the territorial legislature. They include records from all of its administrative and program units.

Includes digital content.
Natural Resources Department: Commissioner's Office: An Inventory of Its Holsten (Commissioner Mark) Correspondence gr00853
Correspondence of Commissioner Holsten, documenting all aspects of department administration and natural resources management. Holsten held the office from January 3, 2007 through January 1, 2011.
Ramsey County: Community Human Services Department: An Inventory of Its Martin (Monty) Subject Files gr00852
Martin served as Ramsey County Community Human Services Department [CHS] chair from 2002 to 2014. He also worked for the state's Department of Human Services [DHS] in 1998 focusing on welfare reform and implementation of the Minnesota Family Investment Program [MFIP]. The records document his duties and activities at both CHS and DHS, including work on children's services, employment, emergency homeless shelter, housing, budget, and welfare reform.
Sibley County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr00460
Various records documenting the duties and activities of the auditor.
Sibley County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Tax Lists gr00458
Tax lists for the civil subdivisions of Sibley County, recording the taxes assessed and paid on real and personal property owned by the residents.
Washington County: Stillwater: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr00431
Official Street MapAssorted records documenting various aspects of the city's administration. Interest and sinking fund commissioners minutes (1876-1914), reform and investigating committee minutes (1879), chattel mortgage indexes and record book (1882-1913), city charter (1887), amendments to the city charter and ordinances (1891), a proposed new city charter (1915), health officer's record of contagious diseases (1918-1931), Water Department annual statement (1915), ledger (1856-1857), disbursement records (1883-1952), and audit reports (1930-1935). Also official street map (1858) and sectional map (circa 1870).

Includes digital content.
WINONA COUNTY: Juvenile Court: An Inventory of Its Records win-ct02
Juvenile record books (1909-1974), index to juvenile cases (circa 1913-1983), and adoption record (1959-1973).

New and Updated Catalog Records

Aaron Goodrich papers, 1828-1887.
Correspondence, clippings, certificates, political broadsides, and other materials relating to the career of Goodrich, the first chief justice of Minnesota Territory (1849-1851), secretary of the American legation in Brussels (1861-1869), and active in Minnesota and national politics.
Ramsey County (Minn.). School District No. 1 (New Canada : Township). Records.
Clerk's book (1876-1883) and records documenting the school safety patrol experience of student Louise B. Schroeder (1949-1950). The latter include her patrol pledge card, photograph, service award, and related materials.
Sibley County (Minn.). Auditor. Abstracts of Votes.
These records document the vote for the 1888, 1892, and 1904 general election of county officers, the 1902 general election of constitutional amendments, and the 1906 primary election of county officers, state senator and representative, and Republican Congressional representative.
Sibley State Park Improvement Association records, 1919-1961.
Correspondence (1927-1959), clippings (1928-1957), constitution and bylaws, articles, bills, programs, histories, legal papers, and maps of this citizens' group established in 1935, concerning the creation (1919), administration, and improvement of Sibley State Park in Kandiyohi County. They include minutes of the Sibley State Park Board (1919-1927).
U.S. War Department, Adjutant General's Office. Fort Ridgely records, 1870-1880.
Volume prepared in the office of the U.S. Adjutant General from the archives of the War Department and includes one map. Also includes information on treaties with the Dakota Indians (1851-1863), on the Spirit Lake Massacre (1857), and on the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Oversize material includes two maps of the reservation connected with the fort (1870 and 1880).

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