Committee on Preservation of Central High School records
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a committee member’s file of materials compiled as part of the work of the preservation committee’s efforts to spearhead community interest and creativity in keeping Central standing. Primarily newspaper clippings and lists of proposals for reuse, it is not a complete chronicle of the controversy over keeping the building up but rather the task force’s activity as one part of the effort as a whole.
- Creation: 1971-1972
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
Duluth Central High School is an architectural landmark in Duluth which was saved from the wrecking ball by community effort. The school is located at Lake Avenue and Second Street, was built in 1891-92, by Duluth architects Palmer and Hall but based on Henry H. Richardson’s work described as Romanesque. A massive sandstone structure with a 230 foot tower, the building is now on the National Register of Historic Places and functioning as the administration building for the Duluth Board of Education.
Language of Materials
The collection consists of a committee member’s file of materials compiled as part of the work of the preservation committee’s efforts to spearhead community interest and creativity in keeping Central standing.
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, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
- Guide to the Committee on Preservation of Central High School records
- Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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