Old Settlers Association of the Head of Lake Superior records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains scrapbooks, news clippings, membership card file, reminiscences, financial and legal materials, photographs, and reference materials. A four page address by William C. Sargent on Early Settlers on Minnesota Point is included. The scrapbooks, 1902-1958, contain newspaper obituaries of area residents and the membership card file includes address, birth and death information for each member. Box 2 contains two large scrapbooks, 1902-1929; the card file is in two drawers in alphabetical sequence. Old Settlers Officers' Portraits volume, December, 1919 includes past Presidents and Secretaries.
- Creation: 1884-1958
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 Old Settlers Association of the Head of Lake Superior was organized in February, 1886 and incorporated in 1909 as a social and historical club. Any person who had resided in the region for at least twenty-five years was eligible to join. The association disbanded in 1946.
The Old Settlers Benefit Association was a subgroup of the Old Settlers Association. It was essentially a life insurance cooperative paid into by members of the Old Settlers for benefits to be paid at the time of a member’s death.
2.25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection contains scrapbooks, news clippings, membership card file, reminiscences, financial and legal materials, photographs, and reference materials.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
- Guide to the Old Settlers Association of the Head of Lake Superior records
- Finding Aid Authors: B.H. Bruemmer.
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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