Duluth Historic Resources Survey records
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of the field data gathered to constitute a survey and organized into the Final Report. This data consists of detailed information on buildings, sites and other cultural resources in the Duluth community. Virtually every corner of Duluth was surveyed street by street. Guided by the survey objectives and criteria for evaluation nearly 2,000 buildings, sites and other structures were inventoried. Data about each site and structure inventoried was recorded on a detailed field survey form. The location of each site was noted on a map and a photograph was taken. All field data was carefully recorded and checked against city directories, plat maps and other references. To assure consistency and objectivity, all field work was undertaken by a two-person team. Field work was never undertaken for longer than two or three hours at a time because of the tedious nature of the work. All photographic work was done by a professional photographer trained in the special techniques of architectural photography.
- Duluth Historic Resources Survey (Organization)
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
Since 1977 the State Historic Preservation Office of the Minnesota Historical Society has been surveying the entire state and compiling an inventory of sites and structures having historical, architectural, archeological or other related cultural significance. Between 1977 and 1983 over two-thirds of the state’s 87 counties and most of the major cities have been surveyed. As a result of this work, hundreds of additional sites and structures have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Duluth Historic Resources Survey Project is a part of this on-going program to survey the entire state.
As stated in the project contract, the basic purpose of the Duluth Historic Resources Survey was “to comprehensively and systematically gather and evaluate detailed information about the community’s historical, architectural, archeological and related cultural resources.” Specific objectives include: 1. To identify the city’s historical, architectural and related cultural resources. 2. To provide a basis for all future preservation planning work. 3. To provide a basis for increased public awareness of and interest in the continued preservation of the city’s significant historic resources. 4. To provide preservation planning input for related land use, transportation, housing, and other developmental programs.
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Language of Materials
The collection consists of the field data gathered to constitute a survey and organized into the Final Report. This data consists of detailed information on buildings, sites and other cultural resources in the Duluth community.
Arrangement of Materials:
The collection is divided into units reflecting the contents of the Final Report
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.
- Architecture Subject Source: Local sources
- Buildings Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Duluth (Minn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Duluth (Minn.)--History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Historic sites--Minnesota Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Maps Subject Source: Local sources
- National Register of Historic Places
- Photographs Subject Source: Local sources
- Guide to the Duluth Historic Resources Survey records
- Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
- 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