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1918 Fire, Remembered by Dagmar Westin Michler

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Identifier: S6030
Scope and Contents One brief tape, recorded when Dagmar Westin Michler was 78 years old. Michler’s memoir describes the Saturday when fire was spread by high winds in eastern Minnesota, which was started by railroad engine sparks. Michler had been playing in the ashes with her cousin Rubin, and her mother didn’t leave until her husband returned. They packed a small bag of precious items and left in a truck to stay at his mother’s brother Algot’s house. People on Mesabi Avenue were standing on the...
Dates: 1918

Aurora Northland Lesbian Center records

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Identifier: S6167
Scope and Contents The collection contains articles of incorporation; by-laws; updated mission statements; organizational policies and procedures; board minutes and accompanying materials including some financial statements, 1990-2009; newsletters, 1989-1994; letters; news clippings; and phone/drop-in logs.
Dates: 1988-2012

Charles and Anna Sandberg Benson family papers

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Identifier: S4533
Abstract The collection consists of family photographs and two items related to the 1933-1934 city of Chicago 100 anniversary event called A Century of Progress.
Dates: 1909-1940

Albert and Alfreda Berg family papers

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Identifier: S6087
Scope and Contents The collection consists of family photographs that document women workers in the U. S. Steel plant in Morgan Park, and one work identification badge.
Dates: 1926-1949

Building for Women records

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Identifier: U6219

Cabinet card and postcard photograph collection

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Identifier: S4405
Abstract Cabinet and photographic post cards donated because there is evidence in most of the images that they were taken or in some way connected to Duluth.
Dates: circa 1906

Gayle Thoreson Carlson and Carl E. Carlson family papers

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Identifier: S6019
Scope and Contents The collection consists of family photographs, papers, and a scrapbook primarily documenting the life of Gayle Thoreson Carlson (d. 2000), and her husband Carl E. Carlson (d. 1992), as well as information on Proctor, Minnesota and the Cozy Café. Miscellaneous papers including: booklet “Constitution and Rules of Naturalization Club of French Canadians of Duluth” in French; a bowling banquet program from 1950, “Pyramid” letter, miscellaneous; Wedding photographs and guest book; Gayle...
Dates: about 1900-1973

Matthew Carroll letter to Agnes Kinnisch

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Identifier: S6138
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a single letter, dated May 2nd, 1883, to Agnes Kinnisch from Matthew Carroll or Mrs. Carroll. The letter concerns allegations made against Miss Kinnisch's character and confirms the Carrolls' positive experiences with Miss Kinnisch while she was employed as their domestic servant.
Dates: May 2, 1883

Charles A. Curtis photograph collection

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Identifier: S6076
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of black and white and color photographs by a photojournalist employed by a Duluth newspaper. The photographs are of the city of Duluth, events, people, as well as the northeast Minnesota area primarily from 1971, 1982-1990s; many are not dated and unidentified. A group of approximately 130 Duluth and Duluth-Superior harbor, black and white, 4x5 film negatives from about 1957 are also part of the collection. All of the negatives are aerial shots. While Mr....
Dates: 1957-1999

Craggencroft School records

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Identifier: S3639
Abstract The collection contains two photographs of the school and one of five students; calendars with descriptions, photographs, cost, and classes offered; invitations to parents; two report cards; financing contract; and account of presentation of Julia Ward Howe.
Dates: 1891-1902

Daughters of Norway Nora Lodge No. 4 records

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Identifier: S2368
Abstract The collection includes the 1903 charter; correspondence; constitution for the Sons of Norway; 1950 merger papers; records of payments to about 30 sick members; minutes from meetings, 1903-1955; ledgers, 1903-1963; supplemental ledgers, 1903-1959; and the membership roster for 1949.
Dates: 1903-1959

Eloise Marie Decker College Days album

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Identifier: S6003
Scope and Contents Contains one photograph album titled College Days, compiled and lettered by Eloise Marie Decker during 1901-1902 while a student at Craggencroft school in Duluth, Minnesota. There are two copy negatives, one of Eloise at the time of her marriage in 1903, and one of her as a elderly woman.  There are photocopies of the two photographs which were lent by the family for copying.  Eloise's nickname was Pete. She and her brother gave each other nicknames when she was very young: she was Pete, he was...
Dates: 1901-1902

Duluth Birth History Project records

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Identifier: S6144
Scope and Contents The collection consists of oral history interviews and research materials on the history of giving birth in Duluth, Minnesota. Oral history materials include sound recordings, transcripts, and photographs, all in digital format. Research materials, in digital format, include a summary article “Birthing Progress: The History of Giving Birth in Duluth”, an annotated bibliography, digital copies of source material for the article, and summary documents covering the contents of the digital files....
Dates: 2010-2013

Duluth Children's Museum records

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Identifier: S6170
Scope and Contents The collection contains articles of incorporation, by-laws, minutes, annual reports, budgets, policies, newsletters, newspaper clippings scrapbooks, photographs, Chisholm family genealogy and photographs, museum programming materials and photographs, American Alliance of Museums museum assessment, strategic plan.
Dates: 1901-2007; Majority of material found in 1930-2007

Duluth Public Schools records

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Identifier: S3688
Abstract The collection contains 27 volumes of board minutes, 1870-1971; a small number of attendance and enrollment records; rules and regulations; clerk’s annual reports, 1923-1925, 1929-1936, 1939-1947; publications, 1 scrapbook, and photographs.
Dates: 1870-2010

Duluth Surgical Society records

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Identifier: S4511
Abstract The collection consists of yearbooks for the years 1935-1944 in nine bound volumes, lantern slides, and minutes.
Dates: 1935-1959

Duluth Woman's Club records

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Identifier: S2373
Abstract The bulk of this collection consists of programs. The collection also includes by-laws, invitations, and an essay on the history of the club.
Dates: 1936-1976

Walter and Goldie Eldot papers

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Identifier: S4527
Abstract The collection consists of 1956 articles of incorporation for Duluth Community Chest; a 90 minute interview on cassette tape with 89-year old Glen Merritt on October 26, 1983, about Merritt’s recollections of YMCA’s Camp Miller; and black and white photographs collected by Eldot that may have illustrated his articles in Outlook and Cosmopolitan sections of the newspaper when he was editor.
Dates: 1956-1984; Majority of material found in 1967-1983

Friday Club records

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Identifier: S6168
Scope and Contents Scope: The collection contains annual programs (1916-2010, missing 1922-1924, 1997, 2001, 2005-2008) that include list of officers; program committee; meeting dates for the year, the book for that meeting, the hostess’s name; a suggested reading list; a directory of members (local, associate, out of town); a photocopy of the 1916-1917 Program; a 1994 Constitution and By-laws; a Friday Book Club List (of books) 1994-1999
Dates: 1916-2010

Elizabeth J. Goodsell slides

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Identifier: S4532
Abstract The collection consists of approximately 1,240 black and white and color slides of Duluth sites, views, events, and activities from 1955-1973.
Dates: 1955-1973

Great Lakes Naval Training photographs

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Identifier: S4520
Abstract The collection consists of three 8x10 (broken at the folds), black and white photographs of Duluth men who served in the Great Lakes Naval Training program in WWI.
Dates: 1918, 1940s

Hepzibeth Woman of Iron play

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Identifier: S4515
Abstract The collection consists of a Master's thesis rewritten as a play about the life of Hephzibeth Merritt.
Dates: 1991

History of Duluth’s Women’s Organizations videorecordings

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Identifier: 1363
Abstract Contains materials from a Spring 2012 University for Seniors study group course, History of Duluth Women’s Organizations, led by Tina Welsh.The collection includes 11 video recordings of presentations by volunteers and professionals from women’s organizations in Duluth, Minnesota and a printed syllabus for the course.
Dates: 2012

Richard H. Hudelson labor history research collection

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Identifier: S6143
Scope and Contents The collections contains research materials compiled to write Dr. Hudelson's book published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2006 titled By the Ore Docks: A Working People’s History of Duluth
Dates: 1880-2006; Majority of material found in 1883-1978

Ingrid Wells papers

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Identifier: S2246
Abstract The collection contains circulars, filing statement and maps of legislative district from Wells’ 1956 campaign for 57th Congressional District; text of a speech she gave as Vice President of Voyaguer’s National Park Association, 1968 and a statement of recognition of her work for this association; the statement of appointment to the governor’s commission on the Status of Women, 1965; conference program for and newspaper clippings announcing the Duluth Bi-Annual Conference on the Status of...
Dates: 1954-1965

Albertine Johnson oral history interview

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Identifier: S2319
Abstract The collection consists of three audio recordings of interviews with Albertine Johnson. The interviewer was her son, Rudy Johnson. Interviews took place on September 7, 1977 and May 7, 1978.
Dates: 1977-1978

Junior Auxiliary of the American Legion David Wisted Post records

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Identifier: S2309
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks and music scores.
Dates: 1936-1941

Jussi K. and Olga S. Kangas papers

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Identifier: S6064
Scope and Contents The Kangas papers provide a look at individuals enrolled and employed at the Work People's College located in a neighborhood of Duluth called Smithville. In the 1920s a Work People's College guest and house mother named Olga Johansson met and married Jussie Knute Kangas a teacher of bookkeeping at the college. The collection consists of photographs (1921-1942) of the Work People's College buildings, students, classrooms, dining hall, a friend of the Kangases, a picnic at Fairmount...
Dates: 1921-1942

Lakeside Elementary School PTA records

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Identifier: S6028
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two volumes of PTA minutes for both general membership meetings and board meetings (vol. 1 March 12, 1929 to March 6, 1933; vol. 2 March 14, 1933 to May 21, 1940), one volume of the executive board’s monthly meeting minutes (Sept. 2, 1935 to May 8, 1940) and scrapbooks for the academic years 1955-1956 and 1956-1957. A 1929 booklet of officers (1918-1929) and Bylaws is glued to the inside front cover of volume 2. An undated list of charter members and past presidents...
Dates: 1917-1957; Majority of material found in 1929-1940, 1951-1952, 1955-1957