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A Rendezvous with History conference proceedings

 Collection
Identifier: S2349

Scope and Contents

The collections consists of four audiocassettes. The recordings contain addresses delivered at the conference.

Speakers and topics included:

Robert Powless, Department of American Indian Studies, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota. “You are part of our History: an Indian View" focusing on an overview of the early Native American history of the Western Lake Superior region, some problems to be avoided by looking at past Indian-White relations in this area, and a brief examination of current affairs in the Native American community as they relate to the past. 45 minutes

Milan Kovacovic, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota. “Attitudes and Values of the Early French Explorer” dealing with the work and life of the French exploreers who traveled by canoe from Montreal to the Western Lake Superior region during the latter part of the 17th century. 45 minutes

Charles Twining, Department of History, Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin. “Furs, Faith, and Faraway Places” about the development of the Lake Superior portion of the fur trade and the interrelations between trappers and traders, and Native Americans and French people. 45 minutes

Tom Klein, Sigurd Olson Institute of Environmental Studies, Nortland College, Ashland, Wisconsin. “Cultural/Economic Origins: Wisconsin’s Voyageur Era" focusing on the popular images and mythology of the fur trade/voyageur era. 15 minutes

Edgar S. Oerichbauer, Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin. Untitled address about an archaeological dig on the Yellow River in Northern Wisconsin where fur trading posts had once been located. 15 minutes

Bruce White, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota. “The Americanization of the Fond du Lac Fur Trade” dealing with the transition from British to American control of the fur trade of Northern Minnesota following the War of 1812. 45 minutes

Douglas Birk, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota. “Recent Offshore Archaeology at Fort Charlotte” about underwater archaeological investigations conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society in Northeast Minnesota. Fort Charlotte was a North West Company depot and transshipment facility which operated about 1780-1803; the address provides information on fur trading activities at Fort Charlotte. 45 minutes

Peg Jacson, Department of English, Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin. “The Fur Trader in Literature” describing how the fur trade is dealt with in fiction, poetry, juvenile literature, reminiscences, and the popular press. 45 minutes

The program, including the audio recordings, was made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Humanities Commission.

Dates

  • 1979

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

"A Rendezvous with History" was a conference held in Duluth, Minnesota on September 17, 1979. The conference was sponsored by the St. Louis County Historical Society; Sieur du Lhut Tricentennial, Inc; Sigrud Olson Institute, Northland College; American Indian Studies Department, College of St. Scholastica; and Minnesota Sea Grant Extension Program. The conference dealt with the history of the Western Lake Superior region. The program, including the audio recordings, was made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Humanities Commission.

Speakers included Robert Powless, Milan Kovacovic, Charles Twining, Edgar Oerichbauer, Tom Klein, Bruce White, Douglas Birk, and Peg Jackson.

Extent

4.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collections consists of four audiocassettes. The recordings contain addresses delivered at the conference.

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 A Rendezvous with History conference proceedings
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

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Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526