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Builders Exchange of St. Paul records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: N62

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains bound copies of minutes of Board of Directors meetings, from 1909 to within ten years of the present date, and bound copies of the Weekly Newsletterfor the years 1912 until a decade ago. The Newslettercarries news of the Builders Exchange and its members, plans on file and available for bid and notice of contracts awarded.


  • 1909-1994


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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.

Historical Note

The Builders Exchange of St. Paul is a membership organization of contractors, architects, building tradesmen and suppliers of building materials. Through their support, the Exchange functions as a center in which prints of plans for buildings newly designed by architects may be consulted by contractors and subcontractors in order to compile their bid estimates. It also acts as a source for information about the services offered by contractors and suppliers who are located in the area.


7 boxes (9.1 linear feet)


Collection contains bound copies of minutes of Board of Directors meetings (1909-ongoing), and bound copies of the Weekly Newsletter (1912-ongoing).


The collection is organized into two series:
  1. Minutes
  2. Newsletters

Physical Location


Additional Finding Aid

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.


The collection was donated to the Northwest Architectural Archives by Roger E. Miller on January 18, 1978.


The Builders Exchange binds each year's accumulation of Board minutes and newsletters and retains the last 10 years' issues. As each volume becomes older than 10 years, it is deposited in the collection each January of the succeeding year.
Builders Exchange of St. Paul records
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Collecting Area Details

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