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Peavey elevators collection

Identifier: N75

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 5 sheets of original drawings of electrical details for the Crescent Elevator, a late 19th century wood crib structure which was demolished about 1977; the drawings date from 1957 and provide some information about the structural elements. There are also 13 sheets of original ink-on-linen drawings for a 1,000 bushel Randolph grain drier installed in Van Dusen & Harrington’s Star Elevator, as well as 5 sheets of original drawings for alterations to the structure. The Star Elevator, also dated from the late 19th century, has been demolished. In addition, the collection contains original drawings for the Electric Steel Elevator Co. grain elevator and the St. Anthony Fire Proof Elevator.


  • 1901-1957


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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 Peavey Company was founded in Sioux City, Iowa in 1874 by Frank H. Peavey. In 1884 he moved his business to Minneapolis and incorporated it in 1906. The firm began as a grain-storage company but in 1928 expanded into flour milling with the purchase of the Van Dusen & Harrington Company, producer of flour under the "King Midas" trademark. In 1954, Peavey acquired the Minneapolis-based Russell-Miller Milling Company and merged all of their flour milling operations under the name Peavey Company Flour Mills in 1963.


3.0 Cubic Feet


Collection contains original drawings for elevators and grain dryers constructed for the Peavey Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


The collection is organized alphabetically by commission name.

Physical Location

High Bay

Additional Finding Aid

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.

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