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Barb Olsen papers

 Collection
Identifier: S6067

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of typescript, uncut OUT OF ORDER columns from August 12, 2002 to September 2004 that were published in the Duluth alternative newspaper/publication Reader Weekly. There will be additions to the collection.

Copyright is retained by Ms. Olsen; cite Barb Olsen as author in not for profit use.

Dates

  • 2002-2004

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use:

Contact NEMHC for permission

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

A freelance writer residing in Duluth, Olsen's "OUT OF ORDER: A Voter's Chronicle of Duluth City Council Proceedings" since 1999, is a twice monthly column in Duluth's alternative press newspaper Reader Weekly. Born in Duluth, Olsen grew up in Homecroft and Central Hillside attending Washington Junior and Central High schools. Her family moved to Fridley, Minnesota where she completed high school. She returned to Duluth to attend UMD and was News Director and Morning Program Director for KUMD-FM followed by work with WDIO-TV as photographer, reporter and anchor. She moved to the Seattle, Washington area in 1980, returning again to Duluth in the late 1990s. Active in local politics, she founded the Duluth Public-Policy Alliance, a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting open government and responsible city planning. She co-founded Progressive Action in 2003, formed after the death of Senator Paul Wellstone to help carry on his progressive goals in areas like housing and living wages, serving as President of the organization in 2004.

Ms. Olsen's readers call her affectionately "a cheeky troublemaker".  She has been voted Best Nespaper Columnist in the Northland reapeatedly.

Extent

1.50 Linear Inches

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of typescript, uncut OUT OF ORDER columns from August 12, 2002 to September 2004 that were published in the Duluth alternative newspaper/publication Reader Weekly.

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 Barb Olsen papers
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