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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

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

Committee on Preservation of Central High School records

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Identifier: S4407
Abstract The collection consists of a committee member’s file of materials compiled as part of the work of the preservation committee’s efforts to spearhead community interest and creativity in keeping Central standing.
Dates: 1971-1972

Cook Home’s Closing video

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Identifier: S4593
Scope and Contents A newscast video of the Cook Home the day it was closed.
Dates: 1984

William D. Coventry research files

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Identifier: S4431
Abstract The collection consists of information gathered by William Coventry for his book Duluth's Age of Brownstone.
Dates: 1984-1986

Duluth Downtown Restoration Proposal report

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Identifier: S3764
Abstract The collection consists of a four page report and one page cover letter, both dated April 1, 1966, and 26 black and white silver gelatin, 8x10, photographs. The photographs are of blocks and buildings between Michigan Street and Second Street, Mesabi Avenue to Third Ave. East.
Dates: 1966

Duluth Historic Resources Survey records

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Identifier: S3774
Abstract The collection consists of the field data gathered to constitute a survey and organized into the Final Report. This data consists of detailed information on buildings, sites and other cultural resources in the Duluth community.
Dates: 1983-1984

Duluth Preservation Alliance promotional materials

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Identifier: S2322
Abstract The collection consists of one poster, 1979, that depicts the home of Mr. D. Clint Prescott, and three walking tour guides, circa 1993, for downtown Duluth, Minnesota structures and East End residences.
Dates: 1979-circa 1993

Duluth Public Library photograph collection

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Identifier: S3766
Abstract The collection consists of original and copy prints and negatives of Duluth, buildings, sites, views, parks, and development of the area.
Dates: 1869-1986

Duluth Steam Cooperative Association records

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Identifier: S4584
Scope and Contents The records are not comprehensive. The collection holds: Articles of Incorporation with amendments June 1933, September 1947; By-laws 1943, September 4, 1947, December 31, 1957; purchase agreement by General Waterworks Corporation of Delaware, 1962; Financial records 1932-1958; Reincorporation under Minnesota Laws; Stockholders 1933, 1956, 1962; Reports to city of Duluth 1942-1979; Minutes volume 1929-1933 and 1942-1957
Dates: 1929-1979; Majority of material found in 1929-1962

Duluth Streets photograph collection

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Identifier: S6078
Scope and Contents Black and white snapshots of Duluth street scenes, traffic, city buses, trucks, first street, downtown Duluth in winter, pedestrians, cars, buildings, children, Superior street, Woolworths, banks, store window displays, Railroad street, steam plant, etc. Some of these unidentified images have times of day noted: they may be court records.
Dates: 1946-1952

Duluth Union Depot and Transfer Company records

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Identifier: S2235
Abstract The collection contains payroll books, 1892-1900; general journal vouchers for repairs, stock dividends, insurance supplies and sundries, 1892-1894; correspondence regarding normal business activities and train accident reports, 1933-1947; and a 1921 lease. The collection also includes architectural specifications for the building, and payroll records, and casualty reports.
Dates: 1892-1947

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

Endion on the Move videotape

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Identifier: S3789
Abstract The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway depot, the Endion Station, located at 1504 South Street, Duluth, was relocated in the summer of 1986 to the area of waterfront development called the Corner of the Lake. This video is the raw footage of the relocation of the building from its original site to the Corner of the Lake area near Canal Park.
Dates: 1986 June

Charles Foster photograph albums

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Identifier: S2449
Abstract The photographs document the utility and power plants of a variety of Duluth, Minnesota and Iron Range (Virginia, Hibbing, Ely) city buildings and schools. Other Minnesota and South Dakota city buildings are also documented.  Some of the photographs are by professional Duluth photographer Hugh McKenzie.
Dates: 1921-1940

Gallagher Studio photograph collection

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Identifier: S4475
Abstract The collection consists of identified and unidentified photographs of the Duluth area, with and without corresponding negatives, negatives without corresponding prints and post cards.
Dates: 1890-1963

General Historical Photograph Album collection

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Identifier: S2396
Abstract The collection consists of photograph albums from various photographers and collectors.
Dates: 1867-1972

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

Walter T. Kamphaus photograph collection

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Identifier: S3757
Abstract The collection consists of 8x10 contact sheets of Walter Kamphaus' 4x6 negatives. The images are of scenes and events in recent Duluth history.
Dates: circa 1930s-1950s

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

Chester Lewis photograph collection

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Identifier: S4418
Abstract The collection is made up of eight photographs by Chester Lewis showing buildings of Duluth or the surrounding area.
Dates: 1917-1920

Marvin Meierhoff photograph collection

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Identifier: S2265
Abstract The collection consists of six undated photographs, collected by Marvin Meierhoff. The photographs depict the Kelley-How-Thomson Company Building; Marshall-Wells Company Building; and Blake & Waite Company Building in Duluth, Minnesota.
Dates: not dated

Master Painters' Association records

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Identifier: S4494
Abstract Collection consists of price lists for the work of professional painters for 1910, 1911, 1917.  Title of each three page list is Minimum Prices for Painting, Tinting, Finishing, etc.
Dates: 1910-1917

Hugh McKenzie photograph collection

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Identifier: S2422
Abstract The collection contains photographic prints and glass plates of Duluth and surrounding areas.
Dates: 1902-1947

Menu collection

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Identifier: S4524
Abstract The collection consists of postcards images and menus from restaurants in Duluth and the Arrowhead region of Northeastern Minnesota.
Dates: 1912-2008; Majority of material found in 1912-1958, 1970s, 2000-2008

Kenneth J. Moran photograph collection

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Identifier: S6060
Scope and Contents The collection consists of images and negatives made by or collected by Kenneth Moran. To the extent possible, photographers are identified. Images, by subject, size (oversized), and photographer's names are arranged in one alphabetical sequence. Original or copy negatives are noted. Separation sheets and "see" or "see also" references direct researchers to a photographer's work held in a separate NEMHC collection.
Dates: 1900-1996; Majority of material found in 1958-1966

Lyman E. Nylander photograph collection

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Identifier: S2420
Abstract The Collection consists of 5x7" and 8x10" black and white silver gelatin prints exposed and printed by Mr. Nylander. The images are primarily of Duluth street scenes, buildings, churches on the Iron Range, as well as military monuments and markers in Duluth and out East.
Dates: 1950-1972

Hjalmer C. Rykken photographs

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Identifier: S4525
Abstract The collection consists of black and white photographs by Hjalmer C. Rykken amateur but experienced photographer, that were made between October 1958 and July 1962. Content of the photographs includes: streets, views of Lake Superior, Central High School, Fire Hall, the Hibbard Plant, Lakefront, the First Presbyterian Church, Elliott Packing Co., Park Point, and Rail Road tracks.
Dates: 1958-1962; Majority of material found in 1962