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Timber contract bill scrapbook

 Collection — Box: SC
Identifier: S4403

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of newsclippings from Ely, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Cook, Aitkin, Deer River papers and the Carlton County Vidette. The IFI Advertising Agency of Duluth placed many of the ads and Nancy Gale of that agency represented a client opposed to the bill.


  • 1948-1949


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 scrapbook of clippings related to legislation of the timber industry was complied by the archivist at the Nekoosa Papers company in Port Edwards, Wisconsin. The scrapbook was donated to the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center.

The proposed bill would regulate sale of state timber or tax forfeited timber lands. Under the bill, called long-term, timber or tracts would be sold the first three years at auction and after that prices would be fixed according to the average auction price. At the time of the proposal, timber was bought and sold at will with buyers and sellers operating thought country boards and the State Conservation Commission.

The controversy over the proposed bill occurred during the state gubernatorial campaign: Charles L. Halsted, candidate from Brainerd, opposed the bill. The bill was to go before the 1949 session of the Minnesota Legislature. The Interim Committee (five members of the legislature) was to determine public opinion and interest in the proposal. The committee consisted of Rep. Ed Chilgren, Littlefork, author of a similar bill in 1947 which was defeated; Senator Herbert Rogers, Duluth; Everett Peterson, St. Paul; Rep. Ed Martinson, Ortonville; and Senator Wendell Ledin, Bethel.


1.00 folders

Language of Materials



The collection consists of newsclippings from Ely, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Cook, Aitkin, Deer River papers and the Carlton County Vidette.

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 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 Timber contract bill scrapbook
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
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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
(218) 726-8526