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Duluth Chamber of Commerce records

 Collection
Identifier: S3065

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two minute books; news clippings, 1933-1971; correspondence, 1890-1986; articles of incorporation and by-laws, 1902; pamphlets; and photographs. The minute books include board of directors’ minutes for 1889, and the minutes of a transportation sub-committee, June 1908-April 1911. The pamphlets include some annual reports and membership lists. Guest list of luncheon honoring Julius H. Barnes, January 11, 1930.

Dates

  • 1889-2000

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

The Duluth Chamber of Commerce was organized in Duluth, Minnesota in 1870 to promote “commercial and manufacturing interests and the general welfare of the City of Duluth and St. Louis County.”  The Chamber of Commerce was reorganized in 1883 and suffered a fire in 1889 that destroyed many of its records. The City of Duluth withdrew its annual support of the organization in 1893, thus forcing the Chamber of Commerce to look for other areas of support.  Eventually it merged with the Duluth Commercial Club in 1902, and the organizations’ name remained as such until 1930, when it changed its name back to the Duluth Chamber of Commerce.  In 1924 the Chamber of Commerce began publication of the Duluthian.

Extent

6.00 Linear Inches

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains two minute books; news clippings, 1933-1971; correspondence, 1890-1986; articles of incorporation and by-laws, 1902; pamphlets; and photographs. 

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.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Serials Collection The Duluthian

NEMHC Print Collections Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Official Business & Community Guide

NEMHC Print Collections PAM1745 102nd Annual Meeting, Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, 1972

Physical Description

Folders, One Volume, Two Boxes of Photographs

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 Duluth Chamber of Commerce records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: B.H. Bruemmer, P. Maus.
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