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Duluth Tent & Awning Company records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2405

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of financial ledgers.


  • 1915-1949
  • Majority of material found in 1911-1912, 1915-1949


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

Camille Poirier came to Duluth, Minnesota in 1870 and opened a shoe store, but soon branched out to other products including tents, awnings, and pack straps. In 1882 Poirier patented his design for a canvas pack featuring shoulder straps, a buckled flap, a sternum strap, and a trumpline. Originally named the Poirier Pack, it became commonly known as the Duluth Pack.

In 1911 Poirier sold the business, including the rights to the pack, to the Alveson brothers' Duluth Tent & Awning Company. Still in operation, the business is now known as Duluth Pack.


13.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection consists of financial ledgers.

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 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.

Guide to the Duluth Tent & Awning Company records
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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
(218) 726-8526