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Friends of Tweed records

Identifier: S3795

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the office files maintained by the Friends officers and committee members. The Friends maintained alphabetical files by subject with items chronologically arranged within. There are some gaps, and the earliest minutes and correspondence are not present. Three scrapbooks (1967-1986) contain a variety of items and photographs.


  • Creation: 1967-1986


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 Friends of Tweed was founded in 1969, as a non-profit organization to promote the development of the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota-Duluth as an educational and cultural resource serving the needs of the university and the surrounding community. The Friends provided volunteer services to the museum, engaged in fund raising projects to finance its own operations and to purchase gifts of art for the museum collection. The Friends initiated activities and projects designed to stimulate wider and deeper interest in the visual arts.

Membership in the Friends was open to anyone willing to pay nominal annual dues ($2.00) and be a Museum Patron of the Tweed ($5.00) or pay one of the other membership levels offered. It appears the membership was composed primarily of women.

The Friends disbanded in 1986, some months following museum reorganization under a new director.


1.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection consists of the office files maintained by the Friends officers and committee members.

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 Friends of Tweed records
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
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