Frederick Strauel papers
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains blueprints, illustrations, inventories, and folders drafted by Frederick Strauel, George G. Elmslie, W.G. Purcell, and Feick. It is contained within two drawings boxes, and an oversized flat box, also containing material from Hewett & Brown (N42) and Frost, Charles (N48) A series of four plans are not currently being held with the collection, and are in the process of being repaired.
- Strauel, Frederick, 1887-1973 (Person)
Language of Materials
Restrictions on Access
Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.
Restrictions on Use
There are no restrictions on the use of materials in this collection. Copies can be requested if the condition of the originals warrants it. There is a series of four plans that are in the process of being restored and are not currently accessible.
Frederick Strauel was born in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, on August 3, 1887. He worked at Clausen, Burch and Pillsbury as an engineer for a short time, then was employed in the engineering department of the Tri-State Telephone and Telegraph Company in Minneapolis for five years (1908-1913). Much of his career was spent as a draftsman in the firm of Purcell & Elmslie (1913-1931). Strauel maintained their office in Minneapolis during the 1920s after the partners left the state. Later, Strauel was a Project Supervisor for the Civil Works Administration and the Minneapolis City Commission (1944-1950s). Frederick Strauel died in Minneapolis in June 1973.
3.0 Cubic Feet
Collection contains blueprints, illustrations, inventories, and folders drafted by Frederick Strauel, George G. Elmslie, W.G. Purcell, and Feick.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by commission name.
Additional Finding Aid
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.
- Architecture, domestic -- Minnesota -- Designs and plans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Frederick Strauel papers
- Olivia Copia
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
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Collecting Area Details
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