Point of Rocks Removal collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains printed materials issued "for" (Greater Duluth Committee, Emil S. Gustafson, chair and William McEwen, campaign manager) and "against" (The Committee of Two Thousand, W. B. Getchell, chair) a proposal to make traffic improvements at the Point of Rocks. The debate specifically involved the city of Duluth issuing bonds for $500,000 to fund the project. A "special election" would be held March 1, 1928, to approve the bonding, not for a specific plan for the work. Voters did not approve the bond issue for a Point of Rocks project.
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
Archives staff sometimes receives donations of single items or small amounts of unrelated materials for the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections. Staff have set up collections to group like materials that come from disparate sources.
The area between 8th and 13th Avenues West and Superior Street is the vicinity of what is called the Point of Rocks. The problem of a huge rock outcropping abutting Duluth's main street had been debated for decades. Problems were caused by rock falling into the roadway.
12.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection contains printed materials issued "for" (Greater Duluth Committee, Emil S. Gustafson, chair and William McEwen, campaign manager) and "against" (The Committee of Two Thousand, W. B. Getchell, chair) a proposal to make traffic improvements at the Point of Rocks.
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 Point of Rocks Removal collection
- Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
- 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