Grace Lee Nute Papers. Collected Research and Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists primarily of material gathered by Dr. Nute in her various research projects and includes personal correspondence, manuscripts, research notes, maps magazines and pamphlets, and primary source material (mostly copied in some form). In addition, the collection includes a film on Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle, which she helped produce for Encyclopedia Brittanica.
- Nute, Grace Lee, 1895-1990 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Grace Lee Nute was born in North Conway, New Hampshire on October 13, 1895. She received her B.A. from Smith College in 1917, and her M.A. (1918) and Ph.D. (1921) at Radcliffe College, where she studied under Frederick Jackson Turner. In 1921 she began a long association with the Minnesota Historical Society. She was Curator of Manuscripts from 1921 to 1946, when she became a research associate for the Society until 1957. She was also associated with Hamline University from 1927 to 1960 as a professor of Minnesota history, with Macalester College from 1956 to 1959 as a lecturer, and was a lecturer at the University of Minnesota from 1939 to 1940. The author of many books and articles dealing with the fur trade and exploration in North America and various aspects of Minnesota history, her major publications include: The Voyageur (1931), Voyageurs Highway (1941), Caesers of the Wilderness (1943), Lake Superior (1944), and Rainy River Country (1950). She held offices in various historical societies, was a member of many other organizations, and was a Guggenheim Fellow in Europe in 1934-1935.
Language of Materials
The collection consists primarily of material gathered by Dr. Nute in her various research projects and includes personal correspondence, manuscripts, research notes, maps magazines and pamphlets, and primary source material (mostly copied in some form).
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
- Faculty and staff papers Subject Source: Local sources
- University of Minnesota Duluth Subject Source: Local sources
- Seanna R. Stinnett Processed by Don Hoag, December 1977 Inventory prepared by Maria Morisseau, March 11, 1990 Revised by Anthony J. Stojevich, August 1980
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Collecting Area Details
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Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
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Duluth MN 55812-3001