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Manley Patrick Burns papers

 Collection
Identifier: S2421

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs of Duluth, primarily West Duluth, gathered from a variety of sources. While some of the prints duplicate photographs known to be in the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center's General Historical Photograph Collection or other photographers' collections, or are copy prints, they have been kept together here as a cluster of information already grouped on the subject of West Duluth. Beyond photographs, the collection additionally contains one lengthy paper (388 pages) titled "History of West Duluth and Oneota 1853-1920" by Burns and several shorter papers by either himself or fellow West Duluthians on West Duluth history gathered by Burns. The lengthy history  was written from published sources and relies heavily on the work of Van Brunt and the 1916 West Duluth Booster Book by Morrison.

Dates

  • 1880-1967

Creator

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

Manley Patrick Burns was an amateur historian of West Duluth, the location of his home for many years. Very little is known of his life. He apparently lived in Duluth from the 1940s until his death in 1977. City directories indicate he did a variety of jobs over the years including an assembler with the Coolerator Company, a technician with the Department of Transportation and unspecifically listed as an inspector until his retirement in the late 1960s.

The collection contains photographs of Duluth, primarily West Duluth, gathered from a variety of sources. While some of the prints duplicate photographs known to be in the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center's General Historical Photograph Collection or other photographers' collections, or are copy prints, they have been kept together here as a cluster of information already grouped on the subject of West Duluth. Beyond photographs, the collection additionally contains one lengthy paper (388 pages) titled "History of West Duluth and Oneota 1853-1920" by Burns and several shorter papers by either himself or fellow West Duluthians on West Duluth history gathered by Burns. The lengthy history  was written from published sources and relies heavily on the work of Van Brunt and the 1916 West Duluth Booster Book by Morrison.

Extent

3.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains photographs of Duluth, primarily West Duluth, gathered from a variety of sources.

Physical Location

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 libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

General

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, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
Title
Guide to the Manley Patrick Burns papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus, Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526