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International Institute, Duluth (Minn.) records

 Collection
Identifier: S3014

Scope and Contents

The collection, arranged alphabetically by subject, contains reference materials, correspondence, photographs, minutes, and bulletins. Most of the records concern the planning and activities of the Duluth Folk Festival, 1949-1962. The collection also includes articles of incorporation and one folder of general correspondence.

Dates

  • 1926-1963

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 International Institute in Duluth, Minnesota, was created to provide assistance to immigrants, to preserve and foster appreciation of different cultural heritages, and to study and act upon legislation affecting foreign born residents. The Institute began in Gary, Minnesota, in September, 1919 as a branch of the YMCA. By 1930 it had relocated to downtown Duluth and begun the Raleigh Street Neighborhood House program in West Duluth. The Institute became an independent, incorporated organization in 1947 and received its funds largely from the Duluth Community Chest. It offered counseling and referral service to foreign born residents, and sponsored an annual Folk Festival beginning in 1945. The Institute disbanded in 1963 because of the lack of people requiring their services.



Extent

2.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection, arranged alphabetically by subject, contains reference materials, correspondence, photographs, minutes, and bulletins.

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, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
Title
Guide to the International Institute, Duluth (Minn.) records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: B.H. Bruemmer.
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