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1918 Forest Fire documents

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Identifier: S6057
Scope and Contents This collection is intended to accommodate miscellaneous, primary documents related to the October 12, 13, 1918 Cloquet-Moose Lake forest fire and its aftermath when provenance or donor information about the material is unclear or not known. It currently holds publications, reports and items from state court records, produced by state agencies, and professional photographers.
Dates: 1918-1920s

Alworth family papers

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Identifier: S3635
Abstract The collection consists of two series: correspondence and photographs. This collection shows only a small segment of the Alworth family business.
Dates: 1895-1967

Durant Barclay, Jr. industrial photographs

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Identifier: S4528
Abstract The collection consists of industrial photographs taken by the donor during the duration of his studio's operation in Virginia, Minnesota which closed in 1956. Mr. Barclay continued shooting for industrial clients through 1963.
Dates: 1910, 1951-1963; Majority of material found in 1951-1963

Bud's advertising scrapbooks

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Identifier: S3799
Abstract The collection consists exclusively of dismantled scrapbooks of the newspaper advertisements bought by Bud’s from 1946-1978 in Duluth newspapers, and an occasional mail order brochure from the shop.
Dates: 1946-1978

Business Advertising Cards, Duluth (Minn.)

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Identifier: S2415
Abstract The collection consists of business advertising cards of firms which either conducted business, or were located, in the Duluth, Minnesota area.
Dates: circa 1880

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

George Franklin Davis, Sr. papers

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Identifier: S3042
Abstract The collection contains correspondence pertaining to Davis' business, investments and personal interests.
Dates: 1891-1910

Division of Customs Duluth Office letters

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Identifier: S3679
Abstract The collection contains correspondence concerning regulations and invoices.
Dates: 1892-1954

Duluth Bicentennial Living History Project oral history recordings

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Identifier: S2358a
Abstract The collection consists of audiocassette recordings of four individuals discussing their lives and businesses in Duluth, Minnesota. The discussions were recorded in 1975.
Dates: 1975

Duluth Board of Trade records

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Identifier: S2209
Abstract The Duluth Board of Trade records include information about the functioning of the Board of Trade from its inception in 1881 to the dissolution of the company in 1972.
Dates: 1881-1972

Duluth Builders Exchange records

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Identifier: S3637
Abstract The collection contains a membership booklet for 1939 and 5 annuals.
Dates: 1939-1958

Duluth Chamber of Commerce records

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Identifier: S3065
Abstract The collection contains two minute books; news clippings, 1933-1971; correspondence, 1890-1986; articles of incorporation and by-laws, 1902; pamphlets; and photographs. 
Dates: 1889-2000

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 Growth Company records

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Identifier: S4521
Abstract The collection consists of annual reports (1984, 1985), balance sheets (1984-1986) and statement of operation to the shareholders from 1983-1988.
Dates: 1983-1988

Duluth Iron and Metal Company ledger

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Identifier: S4585
Scope and Contents The collections consists of a one volume business ledger covering December 1904 through June 1906.
Dates: 1904-1906

Duluth Jaycees records

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Identifier: S6051
Scope and Contents The collection consists of articles of incorporation (1938, 1960), board and membership minutes 2/5/1929-4/3/1975, reports of annual meetings, a small amount of correspondence, newsletters (1971-1975), yearly attendance records (1953-1956), Project forms for various activities (1971-1974), and one copy of BREEZES From The Port of Duluth, official newspaper of the Duluth Jaycees Vol. 9, No. 6, January, 1960, that includes a "roster of presidents of this chapter since its founding in 1926."...
Dates: 1926-1975

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

John Fritzen papers

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Identifier: S3002
Abstract The collection contains handwritten notes on logging and the lumber business, a small amount of correspondence, manuscripts and biographical materials.
Dates: 1932-1977

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

Goldfine family papers

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Identifier: S2317
Abstract The collection contains family and business papers, photographs, slides, one film, scrapbooks and photograph albums. The collection includes correspondence, legal documents, publications, minutes, photographs, financial reports, and news clippings for Goldfine's, Miller Furniture Company, Spirit Mountain Authority, Temple Israel, and the Goldfine family.
Dates: 1920-1977

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

H. Watson Wilson oral history interview

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Identifier: S2210
Abstract Consists of two audio recordings of an interview with H. Watson Wilson. The interview, conducted by Barbara Sommer on behalf of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center, took place on March 23, 1977.
Dates: 1977

History of Business Development in Duluth oral history interviews

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Identifier: S2376
Abstract The interviews in this project document the history of Duluth area businesses and labor unions. Narrators comment, where appropriate, on the founding and growth of carious businesses or labor organizations, the formation of corporate policies, labor – management relations, urban renewal, union philosophy and strategy, government regulation, binding arbitrations, and the relationship of business and labor political and civic affairs.
Dates: 1980-1981

Homecroft Community residents scrapbooks

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Identifier: S4556
Abstract The scrapbooks are comprised of newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1912-1947; Majority of material found in 1912-1940s, 1947

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

Robert J. Jansen papers

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Identifier: S6023
Scope and Contents The collection consists of family papers and photographs, organization records, and business records. The papers span Jansen’s life from grade school through college, political activities of the 1990s, Jansen's activism as a gay man, teaching career from Cal State Fresno through The College of St. Scholastica including the CSS grievance over tenure (1982-1983), the beginnings of his gay bar The Main Club, and the purchase and renovation of a Victorian house (his home in Duluth (1215 East Second...
Dates: 1949-2001

Jay D. Siegel papers

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Identifier: S2238
Abstract The collection contains 10 photographs of Jay D. Siegel, his father Julius Siegal, and their pawn shop, Keystone Loan.
Dates: 1952-1966