What's New -- September/October 2022

American Archives Month Digital Image from SAA Happy Halloween! It is also the last day of American Archives Month! As we celebrate all of the great accomplishments we've had over the last several months we are specifically highlighting the work of our digitization team on the Conservation Department: Photographs by Napoleon Nadeau collection. If you are into trees, and they are amazing this time of year, then this is the collection for you! Also watch for a lightning-round session about this collection at the next TCART (Twin Cities Archives Round Table) conference!

Nadeau was hired in 1932 as department photographer for the Conservation Department and charged with both documenting the work of the department and producing photographs for educational purposes. His work was used in exhibits, as well as being published in newspapers and journals including the Minnesota Conservationist. He served in this capacity until 1937. Nadeau also developed the first aero camera used in the United States, made the first aero photographs in the Twin Cities, and served in the Secret Service and the National Guard during World War II.


New and Updated Finding Aids - September and October 2022

Name/Abstract File No.
Benton County: Sauk Rapids Township: Justice of the Peace: An Inventory of Its Docket Books gr02294
Docket books for justices of the peace of Sauk Rapids Township, apparently for all or much of this period including shared jurisdiction with the village of Sauk Rapids. Primarily for justices J[?] S[?] A. Wood (1870-1874), Joseph Moody (1876-1884), George W. Sweet (1885-1886), Charles A. Moody (1886-1888), and S. N. Wright (1891-1895).
Benton County: Sauk Rapids Township: Justice of the Peace: An Inventory of Its Dockets gr02295
Dockets of the Justices of the Peace of Sauk Rapids. Justices of the Peace and their years of service: W. H. Everst, approximately 1929 - approximately 1938; Herman Bolinski, approximately 1932 - approximately 1937; Otto C. H. Heinzel, approximately 1937 - approximately 1941; James H. Carpenter, approximately 1939 - approximately 1941; O. L. Gifford, approximately 1942.; Marcella Kosloske, approximately 1943 - approximately 1948; John T. Kosloske, approximately 1943 - approximately 1948; Earl A. Bukowski, approximately 1949; Jack Rothlun, approximately 1949; John T. Perske, approximately 1952 - approximately 1962.
Lewis C. Bisbee: An Inventory of His Papers 01469
Volume 1. Diary, January 1-April 22, 1864Diaries, reminiscences, and related papers, focusing on Bisbee's Civil War service with the 16th Maine Volunteer Infantry, especially his incarceration in Libby Prison.

Includes digital content.
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.
Conservation Department: An Inventory of Photographs By Napoleon N. Nadeau gr02293
Index: Minnesota Department of Forestry Picture Prints, 1932-1937Photographs taken by Napoleon N. Nadeau as Conservation Department photographer from 1932 through 1937. The collection mainly documents the activities and buildings of the forestry division.

Includes digital content.
Dakota County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Coroner's Records gr02296
Register and record of coroner's inquests (1887-1955, 8 volumes); coroner's certificates (1955-1976); and an index to certificates nos. 1-approximately 1100, 1 volume).
Education Department: An Inventory of Its Annual Reports of County Superintendents of Schools gr02292
The reports contain summary data on enrollment (totals and by grade), attendance (aggregate and average daily), numbers of teachers and annual wages (men/women), teacher qualifications, and finances for all school districts in each country.
Hennepin County: Medical Examiner: An Inventory of Its Coroner Record Books/Medical Examiner Reports gr02297
Information includes date, name, cause of death, case number, place of death, residence, demographic information, place of burial, name of undertaker, and a note if an autopsy was accomplished or not. The volumes dated October 1906-December 1963 are indexed. The volumes dated January 1964-December 1989 are not indexed, and are entitled Medical Examiner Reports. In addition to the information above, the Medical Examiner Reports also include the name of the investigating agency and toxic findings; the place of burial is not included.
Hennepin County: Medical Examiner: An Inventory of Its Coroner/Medical Examiner Autopsy and Chemical Analysis Reports gr02298
Include detailed autopsy and chemical analysis reports for deceased persons examined by the Hennepin County Coroner/Medical Examiner, as well as by other hospitals that performed autopsies. Arranged in chronological order by date of death and/or date of autopsy. The reports for the period 1909-1963 are of the Coroner, and the reports for the period 1964-1989 are of the Medical Examiner. Not indexed.
Charles John Ingles: An Inventory of His Charles J. Ingles Journals 01470
Journals (1884-1897) (1,436 pages) kept by Charles John Ingles of Saint Paul (1863-1943) while working for the Saint Paul Public Library and the Great Northern Railway Company, rich in detail on the social and cultural history of Saint Paul. Includes one letter from 1946.
Knox Lumber Company: An Inventory of Its Company Records 00004
Video iconRecords of a Saint Paul-based cash and carry retail lumber yard and hardware business and its predecessors, as well as Knox president Larry Platt's experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II.

Includes digital content.
Lyon County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00094
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Lyon 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.
George Morrison: An Inventory of His Papers 01435
George MorrisonPersonal papers of Ojibwe painter, sculptor, and university professor George Morrison. The papers document his artwork, exhibitions, teaching career, business dealings, genealogical background, community involvement and public projects, and personal and family life.

Includes digital content.
Nicollet County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00074
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Nicollet 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 Art Saint Paul (Organization : Saint Paul, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Organizational Records 01300
Administrative records, project files, and event materials of Public Art Saint Paul, a private, non-profit organization that partners with the City of Saint Paul to foster art in public spaces.
Redwood County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00101
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Redwood 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.
Renville County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00095
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Renville 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.
Sibley County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories at the Minnesota Historical Society lb00076
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Sibley 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.
Emily Anne Staples Tuttle: An Inventory of Her Papers 01048
Emily Anne Staple TuttleCampaign and legislative activities files documenting Tuttle's political activities, especially as a member of the Minnesota State Senate (1977-1980), and a candidate for the nomination for lieutenant governor with Mike Hatch (1990). Also includes correspondence and reports of numerous boards, committees, and organizations on which Tuttle served. Tuttle was involved in, among others, issues concerning education, arts, gender equality, a United Way adoption bill.

Includes digital content.
Winona County: Probate Court: An Inventory of Its Case Files gr02276
Case files: 3212-3213Case file numbers 6-7992.

Includes digital content.

New and Updated Catalog Records

Hennepin County (Minn.). Medical Examiner. Morgue record, August 1893-October 1920.
Information includes name, cause of death, case number, where the body was found, nationality, demographic information, physical description, articles found on the body, and name of cemetery or where the body was taken to from the morgue.

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