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Duluth Homestead Project records

 Collection
Identifier: S2200

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence from the government regarding the Homestead Project, papers covering the incorporation of the association in 1939, a complete set of minutes of the association, financial records of the association, the refinancing of the association (liquidation of their government debt) in 1949, and the association’s dissolution in 1954.  Also included are papers on the development of the locker plant and community store and the association’s contribution to the Hermantown School, for the Homestead Project, also known as the Jackson Project, provided an active nucleus of residents for the growth and development of the suburban community of Hermantown, Minnesota.

Dates

  • 1936-1954

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 Homestead Project was begun under the United States Resettlement Administration of 1936. In 1939, the Duluth Homestead Association, Inc. was formed, its membership consisting of those who bought homes built as a part of the project. It was active in the development of Hermantown, Minnesota until its dissolution in 1954. The U.S. Government retained ownership of the project until refinancing in 1949 when the homesteaders liquidated their government debt.

Under the direction of the Duluth Homestead Association, Inc., two cooperatives, the Hermantown Community Store, Inc., and the Hermantown Locker Plant, Inc. were built. Strong support was also given to the development of the Hermantown School.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Contains correspondence from the government regarding the Homestead Project, papers covering the incorporation of the association in 1939, a complete set of minutes of the association, financial records of the association, the refinancing of the association, and the association’s dissolution in 1954.  Also included are papers on the development of the locker plant and community store and the association’s contribution to the Hermantown School.

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 owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.
Title
Guide to the Duluth Homestead Project records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: 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