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Arthur Dickey papers

Identifier: N297

Scope and Content Note

Collection contains plans of residences and buildings designed by Arthur Dickey Architects, Inc.


  • 1972-1999

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Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Note

Arthur Harold Dickey was born on December 7, 1928, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and graduated from high school there in 1947. He entered the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and received his bachelor's degree in architecture in 1952. In 1951, he joined the firm of Davis and Wilson in Lincoln as a draftsman and, after graduation, moved to Minneapolis and was employed as a draftsman in the office of Shifflet, Backstrom & Carter. He started his own firm, Arthur Dickey Architects, in Edina in 1962. The firm won many architectural awards and was credited with designing more than three hundred residences and several fire stations in the Twin Cities.

Dickey died in Minneapolis on January 19, 2001.

Excerpt from Minnesota Architects: a biographical dictionaryby Alan K. Lathrop (2010).


2 boxes (3 linear feet)


Collection contains plans of residences and buildings designed by Arthur Dickey Architects, Inc.


The collection is organized alphabetically by commission name.

Physical Location

High Bay


The collection was donated to the Archives in July, 2015.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Alex Hollub, January 2016.

Arthur Dickey papers
January 2016
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Collecting Area Details

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