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New and Updated Finding Aids - July 2014

Name/Abstract File No.
ADAMS FAMILY MINING COMPANIES: An Inventory of Its Records 00493
Correspondence, legal papers, exploration reports, minutes, stock records, and tax and other financial records related to Cuyler Adams, his son Robert M. Adams, and to the family's mining, land, and development companies in northern Minnesota and elsewhere.
American Ex-Prisoners of War, inc. Department of Minnesota: An Inventory of Its Records 01079
Charters, constitutions and bylaws, membership rosters, bookkeeping records, minutes, newsletters, reports, members' reminiscences, snapshot photographs, scrapbooks, and other records of the Department of Minnesota, and the Central Minnesota and Red River chapters of a non-profit veterans service organization that advocated for former prisoners of war and their families. Includes papers of Henry Sha, the Central Minnesota Chapter's longtime commander, and his wife Joyce, who served as the chapter's treasurer.
Cameron Booth: An Inventory of His Papers 01102
Scrapbooks, sketchbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, printed material, personal income tax returns, some correspondence, and an interview relating to Minnesota artist Cameron Booth.
Dakota County: School District No. 71, Waterford Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00831
Clerk's books (1915-1940), treasurer's book (1924-1931), classification registers (1919-1944), attendance registers (1925-1932, 1939-1942), librarian's record (1919-1924), pupil records (1931-1941), census (1927-1952, incomplete), and textbook records (1924-1934).
Dakota County: School District No. 72, Waterford Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00832
Clerk's books (1867-1944), classification registers (1913-1920), treasurer's book (1911-1918), attendance registers (1895-1907, 1911-1915), and textbook record (1914-1920).
Dakota County: School District No. 74, Greenvale Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00833
Clerk's books (1911-1946), treasurer's book (1936-1943), classification registers (1914-1951), attendance registers (1914-1933), textbook records (1913-1926), library record (1914-1919), pupil record (1921-1933), and school census (19331950, incomplete).
Dakota County: School District No. 76, Greenvale Township: An Inventory of Its Records gr00834
Clerk's books (1927-1953), treasurer's book (1937-1953), classification registers (1931-1943), attendance registers (1936-1948, 1950-1951), textbook record (1925-1944), library record (1913-1943), pupil record (1929-1945), school census (1942), and school district boundary map.
DAVID L. PIPER: An Inventory of His Virginia Paper Kidnapping-Related Papers 01160
Copies of FBI files relating to the agency's investigation into the kidnapping of Virginia Piper, wife of Minneapolis investment banker Harry C. Piper, Jr., who was taken from her home in Orono, Minnesota in July 1972 and held for a large ransom. Includes interview transcripts, court documents, press releases, and other papers related to the case.
DONALD WANDREI AND FAMILY: An Inventory of Their Papers 00194
Personal and business papers primarily documenting the lives and careers of two brothers from St. Paul, one an author and publisher of science fiction and fantasy, the other an author and illustrator in the same genre. The papers also concern the lives of the brothers' parents and their respective family histories.
DORWATHA HELEN WOODS: An Inventory of Her Papers 00337
Correspondence, clippings, funeral programs, obituaries, photographs, and other papers relating to the personal and professional life of Dorwatha Helen Woods, an African-American community leader and educator in Minneapolis. Includes papers of the extended Woods and Caldwell families; materials relating to the Thomas and Helen Caldwell Prater estate; and photographs documenting the Woods' life as a military family living in Asia and Europe during the 1950s and early 1960s.
Goodhue County: Joint School District No. 59 of Goodhue County and No. 36 of Rice County: An Inventory of Its Records gr00829
Clerk's books (1939-1953), treasurer's books (1940-1953), attendance registers (1946-1951), library accession book (1928) and teacher's reports to superintendent (1942-1951).
Hennepin County Bar Association. Bar Memorials: List of Member for Whom Memorial Were Presented at the Minnesota Historical Society 01161
Memorials (speeches or biographical sketches) for deceased members of the association. All are typescript originals or carbon copies.
Itasca County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00120
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Itasca 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.
John Crooks: An Inventory of His Letters 01159
Appointment order (1864) as scout to accompany Henry H. Sibley's expedition to the James River and documents (1868, 1883, 1885, 1889) signed by Governor Wm. R. Marshall, H.H. Sibley, Geo. A. Brackett, C.S. Uline, Wm. Crooks, William Pfaender, and Bishop H.B. Whipple attesting to Crooks' service to white settlers during the U.S.-Dakota War.
Lake County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00121
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Lake 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.
Natural Resources Department: Division of Parks and Recreation: An Inventory of Its External Relations Files gr00836
Files documenting the division's interactions with other governmental bodies (state and federal) and nongovernmental associations and organizations. Groups with larger representation in the files include the Legislative Advisory Committee, Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources, Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Council of State Parks, and Minnesota Parks Foundation.
Natural Resources Department: Division of Parks and Recreation: An Inventory of Its State Parks Advisory Groups and Boards Files gr00837
Constitutions and bylaws, minutes, correspondence, membership lists, maps, reports, newsletters, printed items, and related records documenting each park's support groups.
Natural Resources Department: Parks and Recreation Division: An Inventory of Its Reading Files gr00644
General correspondence, primarily outgoing, of the Park Development and Resources Section (1974-1987), and copies of outgoing letters of the Parks and Recreation Division in general and of individual staff members.
Natural Resources Department: Parks and Recreation Division: An Inventory of Its Subject Files gr00643
Correspondence, reports, studies, legal and financial materials, clippings, minutes, maps, photographs, histories, and related materials documenting the organization and operation of the division.
Northern Pump Company: An Inventory of Its Records 00728
Business records include contract renegotiations with the U.S. Navy (1942, 1943, 1964), publications and news articles (1942-1944, 1965), photographs (undated) and photograph albums (1941, 1949-1950), and speeches (1941-1963), while Hawley's personal papers include correspondence (1918, 1933-1938, 1980), photographs (1912-1967), and miscellaneous material. The bulk of the collection is a set of recorded speeches, mostly given by Hawley to Northern Pump's employees during World War Two ordnance production.
Pako Corporation: An Inventory of Its Records 01155
Annual reports, newsletters, photographs, and company newsletters; employee and labor relations files; operating and procedures manuals; and product bulletins, instructions, and other data of a Minneapolis-based manufacturer, supplier, and marketer of photographic, graphic arts, and x-ray processing equipment.
Rice County: Joint School District No. 64 of Rice County and No. 87 of Dakota County: An Inventory of Its Records gr00830
Clerk's books (1941-1953), attendance registers (1926-1936, 1948-1949), school library accession book (1926-1928), textbook record (1927-1930), treasurer's register (1938-1953), classification register (1927-1931), lease (1920), and bill of sale (1946).
Rice County: Joint School District No. 86 of Rice County and No. 86 of Dakota County: An Inventory of Its Records gr00827
Clerk's books (1898-1945, 1950-1953), treasurer's books (1945-1947), classification register (1910-1940), attendance register (1926-1943), pupil records (1929-1942), and textbook record (1920-1929, 1931-1935).
Rice County: School District No. 15, Bridgewater Township): An Inventory of Its Records gr00828
Minutes and notices (1859-1887), school district officers' oaths (1860-1886), teachers' and administrators' contracts (1862-1871), treasurer's reports (1863-1906), school building construction and maintenance records (1866-1885), insurance policies (1891, 1894), all in one record (1946), attendance register (1928-1930), and clerk's (1913-1920, 1939-1953) and treasurer's (1936-1953) books.
Saint Louis County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00065
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Saint Louis 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.
Sherburne County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Tax Lists gr00733
Tax lists for the civil subdivisions of Sherburne County, recording the taxes assessed and paid on real and personal property owned by the residents. They cover the years 1860-1901 and sample years 1910-1911, 1920-1921, 1930-1931, 1940-1941, 1950-1951, 1960-1961, 1970-1971, 1980-1981, and 1990-1991.
Sherburne County: Superintendent of Schools: An Inventory of Its Records gr00835
Records documenting the administration and activities of the superintendent of schools' office.
St. Paul Retired Teachers, Inc.: An Inventory of Its Records 01089
Articles of incorporation, constitutions and bylaws, historical compilations, newsletters, board activity files, annual historical books, a history of the organization, and a treasurer's book of this social, fund-raising, and advocacy organization of retired teachers in St. Paul.
Elva Walker Spillane: An Inventory of Her Papers 01164
Biographical materials, correspondence, campaign materials, certificates, interview transcripts, speeches, photographs, and scrapbooks of an activist for the aged and Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate for Congress from Minnesota's Third District (1966).
State Land Office: An Inventory of Its Railroad Right of Way Plats gr00826
Approximately 1,000 hand drawn plats (on paper, linen, blueprint, and tracing paper) submitted primarily by railroads to the State Land Office. Include notes, correspondence, copies of legal documents, and related records.
WAR RECORDS COMMISSION: An Inventory of Its World War I Soldiers' Photographs gr00131
Contains photographs of soldiers, some of which include the geographic location where enlistment occurred.

New and Updated Catalog Records

Dakota County (Minn.). School District No. 68 (Sciota : Township). Setting off petition.
Dakota County (Minn.). School District No. 69 (Sciota : Township). Setting off petition.
Dakota County (Minn). School District No. 77 (Greenvale : Township). Clerk's book.
Dakota County (Minn). School District No. 97 (Greenvale : Township). Records
Clerk's book (1949-1953), census (1951), and treasurer's books (1946-1952).
Dakota County (Minn.). Independent School District No. 195 (Randolph). Setting off petitions.
Rice County (Minn.). Joint School District No. 34 of Rice County and No. 155 of Goodhue County. Treasurer's book.
Rice County (Minn.). School District No. 97 (Forest : Township). All in one record.
Plan of a large tract of land in Wisconsin Territory situate on the river Mississippi at the Falls of St. Anthony known as the Carver Tract : containing in the whole 6,600,000 acres more or less, divided into townships of six miles square. A township containing 23,000 acres more or less. The Roman letters denote the ranges and the figures along the side the townships.
Shows a triangular area of Minnesota and Wisconsin from St. Anthony Falls southeast along the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin.

Include digital version.
Sherburne County (Minn.). Welfare Board. Minutes.
The minutes document administrative, policy, casework, and financial decisions; personal matters; and miscellaneous administrative matters or information of general interest to the board. Also included are minutes of meeting concerning the county manual (1951-1960).
Sherburne County (Minn.). School District No. 56 (Palmer and Santiago : Townships). Clerk's books.
Minnesota. Common School District No. 1905 (Palmer : Township). Clerk's book.
Minnesota. Common School District No. 1898 (Santiago : Township). Clerk's books.

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