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Ensign Elementary School PTA records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S6052

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of six scrapbooks spanning 1956-1958, 1961-1962, 1967-1968, 1968-1969, and 1969-1970. It appears that many school PTAs chose to celebrate Minnesota's statehood centennial in 1958. The volumes contain classroom and faculty photographs (3 photos 1956?, 1957, 1958) as well as meeting and program information related to PTA activities. The collection also contains a book of meeting minutes dated September 22, 1936 - September 18, 1945, and a Minnesota Congress of Parents and Teachers Certificate of Award for Unit Report dated 1961-1962.


  • Creation: 1936-1970


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

Ensign elementary school, 1013 Piedmont Avenue in Duluth, was constructed in 1908-1909, remodeled in 1929 and closed in June 1979. It was named for an admired citizen, Judge Josiah David Ensign, who first came to Duluth from Astabula, Ohio, for a vacation visit in 1865. He moved to Duluth in February 1870, and retired here in 1921. See also the biographical file for Judge Ensign.


3.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection consists of three scrapbooks spanning 1956-1958 and 1967-1968.

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 owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.

Guide to the Ensign Elementary School PTA 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
(218) 726-8526