Northwest Missions papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains typewritten copies of letters, diaries, church records and magazine articles relating to Protestant and Catholic missions in Minnesota and the Northwest. The copies were drawn from many sources, including the Minnesota Historical Society, the Quebec Archdiocese Episcopal Archives, and the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Letters of Northeastern Minnesota missionaries such as Sherman Hall, Edmund Ely, and William Lewis, may also be found. The records detail routine information about various missions, as well as information on native people, financial problems of the missions, and personal conflicts among the missionaries. Some of the records are written in French and German.
The collection represents a portion of a larger collection held by the Minnesota Historical Society. It was compiled during the late 1920s and early 1920s by Grace Lee Nute of the Minnesota Historical Society.
- Creation: 1810-1926
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1810-1897, 1926
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.
3.50 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection contains typewritten copies of letters, diaries, church records and magazine articles relating to Protestant and Catholic missions in Minnesota and the Northwest.
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 owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.
- Guide to the Northwest Missions papers
- Finding Aid Authors: B.H. Bruemmer.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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