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This month our list highlights a literal bus garage-full of school records that were acquired from Appleton, Minnesota by our State Archives team. These records came from Big Stone, Swift, Stevens, Lac qui Parle, and Chippewa counties. The roughly 50 cubic feet of records took up two pallets, spanned from the 1880s to the 1990s, and included 56 different school districts!



State Archives did some great facebook posts on these records over the last year and, now that they are all finally cataloged, we would like to share a little about what goes on before the records even get to us. (Since it took about as long to catalog these as it did to acquire and process them, please see the links from previous monthly posts at the bottom of the page for the other school records in this set).

The November 28, 2016 post features the conditions our State Archives staff often have to work in while on the road.

The January 9, 2017 post describes the work of processing the records and includes some great photos of how much space it actually takes to do this work!

The March 10, 2017 post celebrates the end of the process, when the records are finally sent to be cataloged, and has a great link to the post that State Archives made about the acquisition.



Processing county school records, 2017 Processing county school records, 2017


New and Updated Finding Aids - October 2017

Name/Abstract File No.
Burnett J. Bergeson: An Inventory of His Legislative Papers 01252
Correspondence, subject files, speeches, news releases, copies of legislative bills and acts, and an oral history interview on audiocassette of a legislator serving Mahnomen and Norman counties (1955-1962), whose principal interests were agriculture and cooperatives. Includes a file on the Farmers for Kennedy-Johnson movement during the 1960 presidential election.
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.
Governor’s Citizens Council on Aging: An Inventory of Its Records gr01394
Minutes, annual conference programs, correspondence, monthly activity reports, and background material on state agency services to older workers.
John S. Harris and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00930
Microfilmed diaries, financial records, and other papers (1849-1901) of this farmer at La Crescent (Minn.), who was a member of the Minnesota Horticultural Society and the Minnesota State Fair Board. The originals of two of the diaries (1857, 1863) are also present.
Health Department: An Inventory of Its Annual and Biennial Reports gr01392
Annual and biennial reports of the State Board of Health and the Department of Health (1873-1943, 1965-1979; incomplete); and scattered reports of the vital statistics, sanitation, laboratory, veterinary, epidemiology, preventable diseases, and engineering sections/departments.
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.
Irv Kamp: An Inventory of His Family Films sv000249
Irv Kamp family film, 1938Films by Irv Kamp documenting his family, friends, and coworkers from Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk. & Co. Scenes include mechanical "movie magic" tricks; boat rides on Lake Minnetonka, the Mississippi river, and the St. Croix river; parades; picnics; family trips; skiing at Mounds Park; professional wrestling; and more. Views also include Como Park Conservatory, Stillwater and Bayport area, the North Shore, Hastings, and other places around the state.

Includes digital content.
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.
Patrick and Marilyn Maloney: An Inventory of Their Household Budget Records P1837
Ledgers, expense journals, worksheets, and graphs documenting the annual budgets of a Minnetonka (Minn.) couple. The expense journals contain a chronological listing of expenses which have been totaled monthly and entered into the ledgers according to broad categories including shelter, food, automobile, clothing, medical, income taxes and social security, charity, entertainment and recreation, savings and investments, and miscellaneous. Photocopied articles from Changing times magazine (1970, 1990), describing the Maloneys' budget method and the lifestyle they managed to maintain, are also included.
Metropolitan Transit Commission: An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports gr01393
Reports, newsletters, and miscellaneous print and near-print items of or about the Metropolitan Transit Commission.
Pardon Board: An Inventory of Its Pardon Calendars gr01250
Minutes (titled "calendars" by the board) of the Board of Pardons, largely comprising a record of actions on individual pardon applications, although other actions of the board are also mentioned. The pardon applications are often discussed in some detail.
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.
Public Safety Department: An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports gr00410
Reports, newsletters, and miscellaneous print and near-print items of or about the Public Safety Department.
Ramsey County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00108
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Ramsey 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.
Soil and Water Conservation Society (U.S.). Minnesota Chapter: An Inventory of Its Records 00928
Records of the state chapter of a national society of professional conservationists formed to promote sound land and water management practices. Included are officers' correspondence on such matters as membership recruitment, meetings, elections, committees, fund raising, conservation education, and special projects; bylaws, publications of the national society, policy statements, speeches and articles, proceedings of some annual meetings, newsletters, membership lists, financial records, photographs, scrapbooks; and digitized interviews with early members William Pearson and George Moriarty.

Includes digital content.
Swift County: Independent School District No. 780, Holloway: An Inventory of Its Records gr01391
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including board meeting minutes, change of school boundaries lawsuit, clerk's receipt and disbursement registers, school censuses, and teacher's record cards.
Swift County: School District No. 35/2202, Hegbert Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01373
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all complete record and report, all in one record, attendance registers, classification registers, clerk's books, complete record, library accession books, map of school district, pupil record sheets, school census, school textbook and equipment record, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's books.
Swift County: School District No. 36/2203, Shible Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01374
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all complete record and report, all in one record, attendance registers, clerk's book, complete record, library accession book, pupil record sheets, school censuses, and treasurer's book.
Swift County: School District No. 42/2208, Shible Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01375
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all complete record and report, all in one record, attendance registers, classification registers, clerk's books, complete record, library accession book, map of school district, pupil record sheets, school censuses, school textbook record books, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's books.
Swift County: School District No. 43/2209, Fairfield Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01376
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including 105th year all school reunion booklet, all complete record and report, all in one record, attendance registers, auction poster, classification registers, clerk's books, complete record, dissolution order, map of school district, pupil record sheets, school censuses, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's records.
Swift County: School District No. 46/2211, Mayer Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01377
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including attendance registers, classification registers, clerk's books, history of school district, library accession book, list of teachers and district officers, school censuses, school textbook and record books, and treasurer's books.
Swift County: School District No. 51/2216, Fairfield Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01378
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all complete record and report, all in one record, attendance registers, clerk's books, complete record, library accession book, map of school district, pupil record sheets, school censuses, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's records.
Swift County: School District No. 55/2219, Marysland Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01379
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all complete record and report, all in one record, attendance registers, classification registers, clerk's books, complete record, map of school district, pupil record sheets, school censuses, school textbook record books, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's records.
Swift County: School District No. 56/2220, Shible Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01380
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all complete record and report, all in one record, attendance registers, clerk's book, complete record, map of school district, school censuses, school textbook record book, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's book.
Swift County: School District No. 57/2221, Fairfield Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01381
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all complete record and report, all in one record, attendance registers, classification registers, clerk's books, complete record, history of the community, map of school district, pupil record sheets, school censuses, school building floor plans, school textbook record books, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's records.
Swift County: School District No. 58/2222, Edison Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01382
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all in one record, attendance registers, clerk's books, dissolution papers, map of school district, pupil record sheets, school censuses, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's books.
Swift County: School District No. 61/2225, Edison Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01383
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all complete record and report, all in one record, attendance registers, classification registers, clerk's books, complete records, pupil record sheets, school censuses, school textbooks and record books, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's books.
Swift County: School District No. 69/2232, Edison Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01384
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all complete record and report, all in one record, attendance registers, clerk's books, complete record, map of school district, pupil record sheets, school censuses, school textbook and record book, and teacher's reports to county superintendent.
Swift County: School District No. 72/2234, West Bank Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01385
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all complete record and report, all in one record, attendance registers, classification registers, clerk's books, complete records, library accession books, petition to issue bonds, pupil record sheets, school building condition correspondence, school building floor plans, school censuses, school textbook and record books, set off petitions, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's records.
Swift County: School District No. 74/2236, West Bank Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01386
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all in one record, attendance registers, classification registers, clerk's books, complete record, library accession book, map of school district, pupil record sheets, school building floor plan, school censuses, school textbook record books, and teacher's reports to county superintendent.
Swift County: School District No. 82/2244, Hegbert Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01387
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including attendance registers, classification registers, clerk's books, library accession book, school censuses, school textbook and record book, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's records.
Swift County: School District No. 96/2256, Edison Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01388
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all complete record and report, all in one record, attendance registers, classification registers, clerk's books, complete record, library accession books, maps of school district, pupil record sheets, school censuses, school textbook record books, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's books.
Swift County: School District No. 97/2257, Mayer Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01389
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all in one record, attendance registers, classification registers, clerk's books, complete record, dissolution papers, library accession books, map of school district, pupil record sheets, school building floor plans, school census, school textbook and record book, teacher's reports to county superintendent, and treasurer's books.
Swift County: School District No. 99/2259, Tara Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr01390
Records documenting the administration and activities of this school district. Including all complete record and report, classification registers, pupil record sheets, school census, and teacher's reports to county superintendent.

New and Updated Catalog Records

Bloom, Elmer, photographer. Elmer Bloom Twin Cities area slide collection, 1964-1987.
Photographed by Elmer Bloom, a Minneapolis film projectionist, slide views highlight construction and teardowns in the Twin Cities area including some suburbs. Collection also includes some theaters and views along the Mississippi River.
Delano, Francis R. Francis Roach Delano papers, 1846-1887 (bulk 1846-1865).
Tax receipts for property owned in Stillwater, Minnesota and Bunker Hill, Illinois; Discharge and Satisfaction of Judgment dated July 14, 1853 in the case of Nathaniel Hanson and Richard Emerson vs. Frank R. Delano; drawings of machinery and one printed brochure entitled Stewarts Rotary Steam Engine; and a memorial resolution from the Saint Paul Board of Fire Commissioners (1887) with an accompanying letter addressed to Delano's wife.
Goodhue County (Minn.). Superintendent of Schools. Annual reports, 1920-1930.
Annual reports, 1920-1930.
Litchfield, Egbert S., 1836-1894. E. S. Litchfield letter to Edwin C. Dix, 1867 September 30.
Handwritten letter from Egbert S. Litchfield to Edwin C. Dix on the letterhead of Jas. J. Hill, Consignee and Transfer Agent St. Paul & Pac. R.R. concerning personal business matters and commenting on his association with and the business plans of Hill, who was then at the beginning of his career and working on the Saint Paul riverfront as a freight agent.
Minnesota. Common School District No. 2237 (Hegbert : Township). Records, 1960-1962.
Clerk's book, 1962-1965 (1 volume); school census, 1960; and treasurer's books, 1961-1965 (2 volumes).
Minnesota. Common School District No. 2248 (West Bank : Township). Treasurer's books, 1926-1965.
Established May 23, 1900. Originally Swift County School District No. 85; became Common School District No. 2248; consolidated with Independent School District No. 784 (Appleton) July 1, 1965.
Minnesota. Common School District No. 2250 (Mayer : Township). Records, 1901-1960.
Clerk's books, 1940-1945, 1951-1960 (7 volumes); dissolution papers, 1958; school censuses, 1952-1960; and treasurer's books, 1901-1907, 1910-1939, 1946-1960 (10 volumes).
Pray, Francis Ethel, compiler. Frances Ethel Pray camp memories scrapbook.
Pages from album of Francis Ethel Pray who was a camp counselor at Camp Lake Hubert from 1928 to 1934. Scrapbook includes camp memories and well wishes written by various people along with photographs of the girls camp as well as the corresponding boys camp, Camp Lincoln.
Swift County (Minn.). Superintendent of Schools. Miscellaneous records, 1946-1947.
1928 graduation class commencement program (1928), newsletter: This and That (1946-1947), and eighth grade commencement program (1946).

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