Charles and Anna Sandberg Benson family papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of family photographs and two items related to the 1933-1934 city of Chicago 100 anniversary event called A Century of Progress. The Chicago items are a 1934 entry ticket "a short-term press pass" for Mrs. Edward Raymond Cluett who was Victoria Marie Benson Cluett. She was apparently staff of the Duluth Herald newspaper. There is a set of 19 photographs the size of playing cards, a few of which include Cluett, shot on the grounds of the Chicago Exposition. The remaining photographs are portraits and casual shots of friends and family, Bethany Children's Home, a Lincoln Park police officer (Mr. Farman), schools, Svea Glee Club picnic in Fairmont Park, and Charles Benson Granite Company at 5th Avenue West and Commerce Street. All of these Duluth photographs date between 1909-1934. There is one photograph of Lutsen Resort which is located up the North Shore of Lake Superior beyond Duluth. The photographs are black and white with no corresponding negatives. One portrait group is by Duluth portrait photographer Louis Dworshak.
- Benson, Charles , 1868-1943 (Person)
- Benson, Anna Sandberg, 1866-1943 (Person)
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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
Victoria Marie Cluett was born in Minnesota on May 12, 1894 and died in Minneapolis, Minnesota on December 31, 1968. Victoria was the daughter of Charles Benson and Anna Sophia Sandberg Benson who married in 1893. Victoria’s husband, Edward (Edwin) Raymond Cluett was born in Minnesota on May 3, 1902 and died in Hennepin county Minnesota on August 14, 1963. Victoria had brothers Victor Hugo (1897-1969), Carl Hjalmer (1899-1960), Gustavus Adolphus (1907-1974), and two sisters Freidaborg Sophia (1903-1945), and Anna Elinor (1905-1915). In 1917, Miss Victoria Benson is living with her family at 2301 West Second street in Duluth, working as a stenographer at Duluth Marine Supply Company (a grocery enterprise). Mr. Charles Benson owns and operates Benson Monument Company, a dealer in marble, granite and cut stone. Family history says that Charles played a role in the construction of the Duluth landmark in Enger Park called Enger Tower, which is built of local bluestone. From 1920-1924, Victoria is a clerk at a Duluth bank. In 1924 she married Edwin Cluett.
38.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection consists of family photographs and two items related to the 1933-1934 city of Chicago 100 anniversary event called A Century of Progress.
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.
This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.
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- Guide to the Charles and Anna Sandberg Benson family papers
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Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001