St. Louis County Civilian Defense Council records
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.
- St. Louis County (Minn.) Civilian Defense Council (Organization)
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.
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Language of Materials
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.
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 St. Louis County Civilian Defense Council records
- Finding Aid Authors: B.H. Bruemmer.
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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