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St. Louis County Civilian Defense Council records

 Collection
Identifier: S3118

Scope and Contents

The collection contains minutes, 1942–1945; a summary report, 1945; bulletins; committee lists; records of local councils; newsletters; a survey of servicemen’s programs; a victory aide list; reports and bulletins. The newsletters, 1941–1946, include the St. Louis County Civilian Defense newsletter, and newsletters sent to servicemen from the towns of Angora, Albourne, Bear River, Brimson, Canyon, Cherry, Cotton, Embarrass, Gheen, Greary, Homecroft, Iron, Kelsey, Little Swan, Makinen, Melrude, Owens, Pike River, Sax, Sand Lake, Shaw, Sturgeon, Toivola and Zim Minnesota.

Dates

  • 1941-1946

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

The St. Louis County Civilian Defense Council was organized in July, 1941, by order of Governor Harold Stassen. Emil J. Zauft was appointed chairman. The first meeting of the council was held January 12, 1942. The purpose of the organization was to carry on a self protection and war service program until World War II was won. The County Council was established to interpret the state and national requirements as they applied to the rural communities, to direct programs and to serve as an intermediary between St. Louis County and the State Civilian Defense Council.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains minutes, 1942–1945; a summary report, 1945; bulletins; committee lists; records of local councils; newsletters; a survey of servicemen’s programs; a victory aide list; reports and bulletins.

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.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Archival Collections S3007 Duluth Civilian Defense Council records

NEMHC Archival Collections S3140 World War II Civilian Mobilization scrapbooks

General

This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.

Title
Guide to the St. Louis County Civilian Defense Council records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: B.H. Bruemmer.
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