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Wilde Roast Cafe Records

Identifier: Tretter-325

Scope and Content

The collection includes menus, publications, correspondence, awards, ephemera, and architectural drawings. It also includes mailings from Tom DeGreeā€™s 2012 campaign for the Minnesota House of Representatives


  • Creation: 2003-2012, undated


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Historical Note

The Wilde Roast Cafe, named for 19th century playwright Oscar Wilde, was opened in 2004 by business partners and spouses Dean Schlaak and Tom DeGree. The GLBT-friendly cafe, which sells New American cuisine, is involved in several community organizations, including OutFront Minnesota, the Minnesota AIDS Project, and Twin Cities Pride. The Wilde Roast Cafe was originally located at 518 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414. In 2011 it moved to a larger space located at 65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414.


4 Linear Feet (4 linear feet) : Two Paige boxes, one 16" x 24" flat box, two rolls.


The Wilde Roast Cafe records include menus, publications, correspondence, awards, ephemera, and architectural drawings as well as campaign materials from co-owner Tom DeGree.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Teresa Tjepkes in 2014 as part of a project financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society. Further processing was completed by Myra Billund-Phibbs in 2019.


Wilde Roast Cafe records, 2003-2012
Teresa Tjepkes; Myra Billund-Phibbs
October 2014; May 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area