What's New -- January 2024


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Administration Department: Intergovernmental Information Systems Advisory Council: An Inventory of Its Committee Files gr02726
Minutes of IISAC committees that dealt with specific program elements or projects.
Administration Department: Intergovernmental Information Systems Advisory Council: An Inventory of Its Minutes of Council and Executive Committee gr02727
Minutes and related agenda materials of the full IISAC and of its executive committee.
Administration Department: Intergovernmental Information Systems Advisory Council: An Inventory of Its Printed Materials gr02728
Council newsletters, numbered informational reports, and chronological plans, reports, and data processing manuals.
Administration Department: Intergovernmental Information Systems Advisory Council: An Inventory of Its Records gr02729
Correspondence, membership lists, grant records, and subject files documenting the
council's administration, programs, and affiliations.
African American Registry (Minneapolis, Minn): An Inventory of Its records 01531
Video iconRecords of the African American Registry and its founder Benjamin Mchie. Includes Board and governance records; historical research materials; Registry calendars; print marketing and brochures; programmatic records; letters sent to the Registry; information on awards, appointments, and conferences; and audio and video recordings of interviews, promotional advertisements, and presentations produced for the Registry or other work by Mchie. Also includes a report authored to the NAACP Board of Directors on his effort to form a Cultural Awareness Group at the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minnesota.

Includes digital content.
Agriculture Department: Plant Industry Division: An Inventory of Its Shade Tree Disease Control Program Records gr01763
Headphones iconReports, correspondence, statistical and financial data, research and background materials, and related documentation of a program, administered by the state Department of Agriculture, that focused on providing funds and technical assistance to local units of government to combat Dutch elm disease and oak wilt disease. The program was established in 1974 pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 18.023, and was terminated effective June 30, 1982.

Includes digital content.
Ancient Order of Hibernians of Minnesota. Ladies Auxiliary: An Inventory of its Records 00843
Board minutes, constitutions and bylaws, state convention proceedings, member information, photographs, news clippings, correspondence, brochures and other printed items, song books, scrapbooks, and other records of the ladies auxiliary of an Irish Catholic fraternal organization whose members must be Roman Catholic and either Irish born or of Irish descent. Includes records of various divisions of the Ladies' Auxiliary, including Hennepin County and Ramsey County, as well as numerous out-state Minnesota divisions.
John A. Blatnik: An Inventory of His Congressional Papers 00366
Headphones iconPapers documenting John A. Blatnik's service as a United States Representative from Minnesota's Eighth Congressional District. The majority of the collection pertains to the final eleven years (1963-1974) of his career. A portion of the collection documents his early career (1946-1962) and a limited number of files span back to Blatnik's election to the Minnesota state senate (1940).

Includes digital content.
Blue Earth County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Records gr02740
Records documenting various aspects of the county's schools, including students, reorganizations and consolidation of school officers, and teachers.
James Taylor Dunn and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00261
Handwritten letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Robert R. Dunn, Jr., late 1930sPersonal and family papers created and collected by librarian and local historian James Taylor Dunn, his family, and the following collateral families: Curran, Grigg, Langford, Monfort, Sweeting, Taylor, and Bach.

Includes digital content.
E.J. Longyear Company: An Inventory of Its Records 00360
Herbert Hoover letter to E.J. Longyear Company, October 6, 1920Correspondence, leases, mining and drilling reports, proposals, consulting files and reports, mine production and shipping statements, maps, letter books, minute books, and financial records of a family-owned mining company incorporated in 1911 by mining entrepreneur Edmund Joseph Longyear to encompass his exploration and drilling activities on Minnesota iron ranges and elsewhere. The name of the corporation was later shortened to Longyear Company (ca. 1970) and, in 1988, the corporate offices were moved to Salt Lake City.

Includes digital content.
Executive Council: An Inventory of Its Maps and Blueprints gr02712
Planting plans for the State Capitol grounds and the State Office Building; a plan for stack
storage additions to the Minnesota Historical Society; maps of several river and lake flowage and restoration projects; and maps of the Lac Qui Parle flood control project.
Executive Council: An Inventory of Its WPA and Relief Project Files gr02711
Files on a variety of work relief, disaster relief, and conservation projects financed by the Executive Council, many with Works Progress Administration funds.
Goodhue County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Pupil Records gr02754
Pupil certificates of credit for common school examinations (1902, 1904-1911, 1913, 1915, 1917-1923), record of examination for the seventh and eighth grades (1904-1910), and permanent pupil record cards (approximately 1915-1970).
Governor's Commission on the Arts: An Inventory of Its Records gr01975
Headphones iconMinutes, tape recordings of meetings and hearings, correspondence, survey responses, research background files, final report, and other records of the commission and its subcommittees on private sector, public sector, education, quality of life, and needs of the artist. Most of the files were accumulated by or under the direction of David Durenberger as executive vice chairman.

Includes digital content.
Grand Army of the Republic: Department of Oregon Annual Encampment Collection: An Inventory of Their Publications lb00187
1st and 2nd, 1882-1883Contains annual encampment proceedings of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Oregon.

Includes digital content.
Grand Army of the Republic: Department of Washington and Alaska and Predecessor Organization Annual Encampment Collection: An Inventory of Their Publications lb00186
1st, 1883Contains annual encampment proceedings of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Washington Territory, and proceedings, journals and rosters of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Washington and Alaska.

Includes digital content.
Greater St. Paul United Fund & Council: An Inventory of Its Film Collection sv000019
Video icon A collection of films about the activities, mission, and community impact of the Greater St. Paul United Fund and Council.

Includes digital content.
Hennepin County: Independent School District No. 273, Edina: An Inventory of Its Records gr02713
School district 17 school record (1869-1879); classification registers (1907-1910); clerk's financial records (1915-1932); school board minutes and superintendent's reports (1917-2000); superintendent's reports to faculty (1930-1931, 1935-1947); enrollment statistics (1950s-1970s); and school district newsletters (1989-1995).
Immigration Board: An Inventory of Its Records gr02719
Records of this board established to promote and encourage immigration to the state, including biennial reports, correspondence, and printed materials.
Indian Affairs Council: An Inventory of Its Annual, Biennial, and Related Reports gr02720
Annual, biennial, or special reports of the council and of its predecessors; the Senate Interim Committee on Indian Affairs (1950), the 1957 interim committee and 1958 interim commission, the Minnesota Indian Affairs Commission (1961-1974), and the Indian Affairs Intertribal Board (1976-1982).
Indian Affairs Council: An Inventory of Its Correspondence gr02721
Correspondence of the executive director, the community division director, and other staff of the council and its predecessors. The correspondence concerns all facets of the organization and administration of the council, particularly its interactions with the legislature, various state agencies, and the tribal governments.
Indian Affairs Council: An Inventory of Its Minutes and Meeting Materials gr02722
Minutes, agenda items, and background materials for meetings of the council and of its predecessors, the Interim Committee on Indian Affairs (1954-1960), the Indian Affairs Commission (1957-1975), and the Indian Affairs Intertribal Board (1975-1982). The set is incomplete. There are also minutes of the Urban Advisory Council (1976-1997).
Indian Affairs Council: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr02723
Mainly print or near-print materials produced or collected by the Council, including director's reports (1969-1970), memos (1972-1973), news releases (1975-1976, 1983-1985), and assorted related materials (1942-1987). The latter include copies of "The Indian Word," a monthly report (1970-1971, 1974-1975); Governors' Interstate Indian Council conference proceedings (1950, 1959, 1962); an undated Ojibwe glossary; an historical review of the Red Lake Indian Reservation (1957); League of Women Voters' reports on Indians in Minnesota (1962) and Minneapolis (1968); a directory of Indian owned businesses in Minnesota (1987); and a report on Indian adolescent chemical dependency programs (1991).
Indian Affairs Council: An Inventory of Its Technical Assistance Files gr02724
The records contain correspondence, coordinator's reports and subject files. The latter include contracts between the council and HUD (1978-1979, 1981-1982); grant proposals (1980-1982); materials from a 1980 needs assessment workshop; CDBG documents (1975, 1979-1980); Ojibwa (undated) and Dakota (1977-1979) historical data; and files pertaining to the Indian relief program (1985), Mash-Ka-Wisen, a residential chemical dependency treatment center (1978-1979), the Minnesota tribes (1979-1980), the Red School House (1985), and proposals from the Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Mille Lacs, and White Earth reservations, the Lower Sioux Council, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The proposal files may include applications, correspondence, needs assessments reports, and background data.
Indian Affairs Council: An Inventory of Its Subject Files gr02725
Correspondence, reports, and related materials covering such general topics as affirmative action, business and economic development, education, welfare, civil rights, chemical dependency, genealogy, housing, archaeology, hunting/fishing/trapping regulations, mental health, and law enforcement.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: An Inventory of Its Records 01525
Institute for Agriculture and Trade PolicyRecords of a Minneapolis-based, nonprofit research and advocacy organization working with farmers and agricultural organizations to promote sustainability in food growth and distribution in an international context.
Kittson County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr02742
Includes school district consolidation papers (1916-1920), lists of school officers (1941-1946), lists of teachers (1942-1948), minutes of the High School Districting Committee (1937-1938), annual report to the superintendent (1914) from School District No. 40 (Halma School, Norway Township), and a program for eighth grade commencement exercises (1946) which includes a list of graduates.
Kittson County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Permanent Pupil Record Cards gr02743
Eighth grade graduates (approximately 1916-1949), students who possibly did not graduate from eighth grade (approximately 1916-1931), students who discontinued school (approximately 1939-1952), and what appear to be elementary students (approximately 1920-1949).
Lyon County: Probate Court: An Inventory of Its Insanity Records gr02745
Petitions in insanity, reports of jury or board of examiners, and related orders and commitment documents.
Lyon County: Probate Court: An Inventory of Its Will Books gr02744
Copies or transcriptions of the complete texts of wills probated by the courts, accompanied by certifications of authenticity and of filing signed by witnesses and clerks of court. Original wills are found in the probate case files.
Lyon County: School District No. 58, Shelburne Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr02746
Clerk's books (1933-1949), attendance registers (1936-1949), school census (1938-1941, 1948), teacher's reports to county superintendent (1938-1943), classification register for ungraded elementary school (1933-1940), librarian's accession books (1915-1923, 1932-1942), teacher's term report (1949), and consolidation order (1940).
Lyon County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Complete Combination of School Records and Reports gr02747
Complete combination of school records and reports of the Superintendent of Schools of Lyon County.
Lyon County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Eighth Grade Graduate Cards gr02749
Eighth grade graduate cards from the Lyon County Superintendent of Schools.
Lyon County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr02748
Rural school house inspection cards, superintendent's school bulletins, lists of school district teachers and officers, school health survey reports, school districts' newsletters (unidentified, 1937), eighth grade commencement programs and graduates lists, school district maps, County School Survey Committee reports (1948-1952), and a record of school examinations (1908-1914).
Lyon County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Pupil Record Cards gr02750
Permanent pupil record cards from the Lyon County Superintendent of Schools.
Earl W. McGee: An Inventory of His Contact Sheet Photograph Albums sv000593
A collection of contact sheet photographs, 1961-1966 by Earl W. McGee, a prominent Black photographer. Six three ring binders holding a combined 424 three-hole punched leaves of photograph contact sheets, most measuring about 8 x 10 in.
Minnesota Territorial Archives: Territorial Secretary: An Inventory of Its Records gr01007
Protest of Dakota Chiefs and Accompanying Certifications, December 1852Miscellaneous records of the territorial secretary, including bonds and oaths for notaries public, territorial officers, commissioners of deeds, and county officers (1849-1857); letters from the U.S. Treasury Department concerning the annual federal appropriation to Minnesota (1852-1857); documents relating to internal improvements and business growth in the territory (1850-1857); records concerning appointments (1849-1857) and finance, particularly expenditures of the legislative assembly (1850-1856), territorial prison (1854), and territorial librarian (1857); handwritten censuses of the territory (1849), Washington County (1853), Stillwater (1853), and Wabasha County, with tax assessment roll (1852); and the formal protest of the Dakota Chiefs repudiating the settlement of claims under the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux (photocopy; December 1852). A ledger also contains accounting records of the secretary of state's office (post-1857).

Includes digital content.
Natural Resources Department: An Inventory of Its Administrative Rules Proceedings Files: Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) gr02275
Exhibits, 2000-2016Includes exhibits, draft rules, correspondence with the Governor's Office and others, hearing transcripts, procedural documents, and public comments.

Includes digital content.
Pennington County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr02753
Includes lists of teachers (1916-1937), school district clerks (1925-1926), and school board officers (1916-1938, 1949-1951), a school census (1933), summary of attendance (1937-1938), annual bulletin of the Thief River Falls public schools (1926-1927), Pennington County School Survey Committee reports (1948) and consolidation resolution (1949), statistical data on school districts, and miscellaneous correspondence.
Planning Agency: Human Services Division: Health Planning Section: An Inventory of Its 1122 Review Program Records gr02718
The records include letters of intention from local and regional health care organizations, essentially project proposals and requests for funding, and letters of notification that indicate whether project proposals were accepted. The records also include logbooks, 1974-1986, that summarize project proposals, and program correspondence and background information.
Planning Agency: Human Services Division: Health Planning Section: An Inventory of Its Health Planning Correspondence gr02715
Correspondence and related materials of John Dilley, section director, and other section staff (January-May 1976, 1978-1980). It pertains to such matters as guidelines and standards for health services, applications for health services and facilities grants, development of state and regional health plans, and activities of regional health systems agencies.
Planning Agency: Human Services Division: Health Planning Section: An Inventory of Its Health Systems Agencies Records gr02714
Records documenting the health services plans and activities of Minnesota regional health systems agencies. They include health systems plans, grant applications, annual implementation plans, special services plans, meeting files, and some financial records.
Planning Agency: Human Services Division: Health Planning Section: An Inventory of Its Minutes of Health Planning Councils gr02716
Minutes of the Governor's Council on Health, Welfare, and Rehabilitation (1966-1969), State Comprehensive Health Planning Advisory Council (1969-1976), and Minnesota Statewide Health Coordinating Council (1976-1980). The majority of the minutes are ribbon copies. They also include agendas, reports, correspondence, and related papers.
Planning Agency: Human Services Division: Health Planning Section: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr02717
Contains health systems agencies' certificate of need files (1982) and planning and grant files (1977-1982), Statewide Health Coordinating Council materials (1976-1977), and National Health Service Corporation information (1974-1983). Includes correspondence, grant summaries, planning documents, news releases, and applications.
Polk County: An Inventory of Its Published Records gr02756
Includes county financial statements (1962-2002, incomplete), county zoning ordinance (1971), and materials documenting the area lockup and regional correctional center (1971-1972), Crookston Municipal Airport (Kirkwood Field, 1975), and Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. (1987).
Polk County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Criminal Case Files gr02760
Files numbered 1-4714 (1883-1949), plus an assortment of unnumbered files (1879-1892, 1915).
Polk County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr02757
Register of attendees at a teachers' training institute (1917); annual lists of eighth grade graduates from rural schools (1926-1964); commencement exercise programs for rural schools (1912-1950); and school survey committee reports (1948).
Polk County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Pupil Record Cards gr02758
Pupil record cards of the Polk County Superintendent of Schools.
Polk County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Teachers' Term Reports gr02759
Term reports of the teachers of Polk County.
Ramsey County: St. Paul: An Inventory of Its Charters and Ordinances (Printed) gr02731
Published copies of the city charter, charter amendments, several reports on or proposals for charter amendments, and compilations of city ordinances or the municipal code. Incomplete.
Ramsey County: St. Paul: An Inventory of Its Contracts, Leases, and Agreements gr02733
Correspondence, construction drawings, and contracts and other legal documents regarding city improvement projects, primarily street, sidewalk and sewer construction and improvements, but also including bridges, fire fighting equipment and facilities, printing, retaining walls, fencing, and improvements to city buildings.
Ramsey County: St. Paul: An Inventory of Its Published Records gr02732
Published records of the city of St. Paul in general, comprising a variety of miscellaneous reports, plans, and handbooks.
Ramsey County: St. Paul: City Clerk: An Inventory of Its City Clerk's Files gr02734
Documents submitted to the city clerk for review at city council meetings. They consist of a main set of numbered documents (SAM 371, 151 reels), supplemented by maps and perhaps other oversize documents, filmed separately and numbered to correlate with the files to which they pertain (SAM 373, 3 reels).
Rochester State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Patient Case Books gr01024
Volume No. 1, Men and Women, 1879-April 30, 1885Personal and medical histories of each patient admitted to the hospital. A one-page form gives personal and family data, physical description (sometimes with photograph), data on history of insanity, results of physical and mental health examination upon admission, and date and cause of admission and discharge from hospital. Additional pages contain daily comments on the patients' health, activities, behavior, attitudes, and occasionally medical treatment.

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Rock County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr02751
Attendance certificate (undated), teacher's annual reports (1952-1959), school censuses (1955-1960), pupil award certificates (approximately 1940, approximately 1960), school district maps (1940?), eighth grade diploma record (1910-1936), state high school examination record (1897-1941), and a record book (1895-1937). The latter includes records of the Rock County Patriotic League, a teacher's organization, and the Rock County School Board Association, a spelling contest winners list, and a receipt and disbursement register (1928-1937).
Rock County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Pupil Records gr02752
In three sets: permanent pupil cards (approximately 1922-1943), high school board standing cards (approximately 1916-1935), and pupil cumulative record (1944-1961); arranged alphabetically by pupil name within each set.
Steele County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Records gr02730
Includes register of orders: volume 1 (1857-1881) and volume 2 (1881-1888); and school district plat book (1880-1971).
Teachers Retirement Association: An Inventory of Its Annual Reports of Teachers Retirement Fund Deductions gr02739
Annual reports submitted by the county superintendents of schools to the Teachers Retirement Association listing the name of each teacher, district number, total years teaching experience, number of years in district, number of months school in session, number of months taught, annual salary, and retirement deduction. They document the 1915 retirement fund, which went bankrupt in 1931/32.
Teachers Retirement Association: An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports gr02737
Reports, newsletters, and miscellaneous print and near-print items of or about the Teachers Retirement Association.
Teachers Retirement Association: An Inventory of Its Records gr02738
1915 Fund applications indexRecords documenting various aspects of the association's organization and administration.
Traverse County: Juvenile Court: An Inventory of Its Records gr02735
Petitions for guardianship or commitment of dependent and/or delinquent children, the probate judge's orders thereon, and some related documents.
Traverse County: Probate Court: An Inventory of Its Will Books gr02736
Copies or transcriptions of the complete texts of wills probated by the courts, accompanied by certifications of authenticity and of filing signed by witnesses and clerks of court. Original wills are found in the probate case files.
Veterans Service Building Commission: An Inventory of Its Records gr02755
Minutes and member correspondence, plans and specifications, contracts, abstracts of title, ledgers, budgets, and other materials.
Watonwan County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Teacher Records gr02741
Teacher record cards (approximately 1910 - approximately 1960) and teachers' retirement record book (1916-1934).
Willmar State Hospital: An Inventory of Its Audiovisual Materials gr02656
Video iconVideo recordings of the hospital's 75th anniversary celebration, 1987, and orientation to the Willmar Regional Treatment Center, 1996.

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