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Charles Foster photograph albums

 Collection
Identifier: S2449

Scope and Contents

The photographs document the utility and power plants of a variety of Duluth, Minnesota and Iron Range (Virginia, Hibbing, Ely) city buildings and schools. Other Minnesota and South Dakota city buildings are also documented.  Some of the photographs are by professional Duluth photographer Hugh McKenzie.

Images include:

School Athletic fields and other buildings, circa 1922, 1931, 1935–1938

Schools and other buildings, circa 1923–1938

Public Utilities, circa 1923–1938

Springfield Power Plant, 1938

Municipal Power Plant, City of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota: New High Pressure Extension not dated

Public Utilities, 1921, 1929, 1930–1933, 1938, 1939

Duluth sewage plant, 1940

Dates

  • 1921-1940

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

Charles Foster was a consulting engineer in Duluth, Minnesota from 1922. He was a native of Dwight, Illinois. Mr. Foster received his degree in 1897 from the Iowa College of Agriculture and Mechanical Engineering, now Iowa State college at Ames. He was a life member of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, the Duluth Engineer’s Club, the National Association of Professional Engineers, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and the Society of Illuminating Engineers. In 1948 he was designated an honorary life member in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He expanded to a partnership in 1956. The firm became Foster, Jacobs and Johnson. He and Bessie Whiteman Foster married at Goldfield, Iowa, and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 1962. They were members of Pilgrim Congregational church and resided for many years at 2831 East 1st Street.  Mrs. Foster died in 1963 at age 89.

Extent

6.00 Volumes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The photographs document the utility and power plants of a variety of Duluth, Minnesota and Iron Range (Virginia, Hibbing, Ely) city buildings and schools. Other Minnesota and South Dakota city buildings are also documented.  Some of the photographs are by professional Duluth photographer Hugh McKenzie.

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 part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.
Title
Guide to the Charles Foster photograph albums
Author
Finding Aid Authors: 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