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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

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

Association for Retarded Citizens (Duluth, Minn.) records

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Identifier: S2398
Abstract The collection contains the charter, board minutes, by-laws, administrative records, correspondence, financial statements, and membership lists.
Dates: 1951-1984; Majority of material found in 1951-1979, 1984

Bayview Heights Community Club records

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Identifier: S6021
Scope and Contents The collection contains minutes, constitution and by-laws, financial records, membership lists, and correspondence from 1930-1980. Club concerns and focuses include: utility problems, local celebrations, health issues, other community clubs, schools, and combating communism.
Dates: 1930-1980

Charles and Anna Sandberg Benson family papers

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Identifier: S4533
Scope and Contents 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. The Chicago items are a 1934 entry ticket "a short-term press pass" for Mrs. Edward Raymond Cluett who was Victoria Marie Benson Cluett. She was apparently staff of the Duluth Herald newspaper. There is a set of 19 photographs the size of playing cards, a few of which include Cluett, shot on the grounds of the Chicago Exposition. The remaining...
Dates: 1909-1940

Blood Donors, Inc. Duluth, Minnesota records

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Identifier: S6040
Scope and Contents The collection contains: Articles of Incorporation, minutes of board meetings (1980-1985), names of directors (1956-1973), annual meetings, Reports on Examination (1959-1977), audits, National Blood Policy (1974), financial report (1991), publicity.
Dates: 1956-1991

Clinton and Julia E. Brooke family papers

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Identifier: S4581
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopied family papers of Clinton and Julia Brooke who lived in the Lester Park neighborhood of Duluth. The copies include photographs, letters, some newspaper articles, and a Lester Park cookbook for time period of 1901-1912.
Dates: 1901-1917

Archie Brown papers

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Identifier: S6038
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a diary written from Friday, February 28, 1919 to May 18, 1919. He was in France from June 27, 1918, but the diary only covers his time in France from February 28, 1919 to April 19, 1919. He left France April 19, 1919. On May 2, 1919, Brown was on his 12th day at sea traveling from France to New York. He disembarked from the ship mid-day on May 2, 1919 at New York's Bush Terminal. There are five pages and forms related to his military service, and one page recording...
Dates: 1917 December 12-1919 May 23

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

Gust and Hanna Carlson family home photographs

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Identifier: S6163
Scope and Contents The collection contains one bound volume of 53 exterior and interior black and white silver gelatin 8x10 photographs by L. P. Gallagher from 1941 of the Carlson house and furnishings at 202 North 24th Avenue East, Duluth, Minnesota, small hand-drawn floor plans of the basement and three floors, one 5x7 photograph of the house under construction with the workmen in 1910, and a detail of an undated photograph identified as architect Robert Lobecke. The Flemish style house, designed by architects...
Dates: 1910-1941; Majority of material found in 1910, 1941

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

E. R. Cobb Elementary School memorabilia

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Identifier: S2259
Abstract The collection consists of the program issued on the occasion of the formal re-opening of E.R. Cobb School, May 29, 1919, and a photo of the school.
Dates: 1919

Concerned Citizens for Central Hillside Community Center records

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Identifier: S4523
Abstract The collection consists of correspondence, minutes from 1977, 1978, articles of incorporation, articles of incorporation for Institute of Afro-American Awareness, constitution and by-laws; an abstract from about 1972 “to marshal the resources of the black community; Urban Renewal Plan for Central Hillside Area, November 1972.
Dates: 1972-1978

John H. Darling papers

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Identifier: S3030
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, diaries, articles and addresses written by Darling, a subject file, personal financial materials, news clippings, photographs, and engineering plans.
Dates: 1813-1965

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 Heights Winter Frolic records

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Identifier: S4547
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 1 photograph and 140 color slides of the Duluth Heights Winter Frolic. The neighborhood Frolic was held in February beginning in 1946. The black and white photograph is an outdoor shot of the seven queen candidates from 1954 wearing winter, wool or leather jackets, headscarves, and mittens. The seven young women are identified as: Peggy Eckard, Darlene Christiansen, Lois Schramm, Beverly Esselstrom, Dorothy Holt, Dona Mae Merling, and Marjorie Koivisto. The 16mm color...
Dates: 1954-1970

Duluth Junior College scrapbook

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Identifier: S6017
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one 84 page fragile scrapbook with primarily unidentified and undated local news clippings and 6 photos and 1 photocopied photo. The news clippings about Duluth Junior College include classes, social events, clubs, faculty, men’s and women’s sports, etc. The photographs include students in class rooms and the men’s basketball team. Includes a clipping of an African American women in the 1928 graduating class, page 18; Judge Clarence R. Magney, page 34; and...
Dates: 1938-1941

Duluth Living History Project videotapes

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Identifier: S3035
Abstract The collection contains 13 videotapes holding 29 interviews, and 8 topic videotapes. Most interviews are indexed.
Dates: 1986-1990

Erwin L. Goldfine papers

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Identifier: U6220
Content Description Two WWII scrapbooks titled "Service Record of Erwin L. Goldfine, U.S. Army, Vols. 1 and 2," which were compiled by Erwin's brother Monnie. Erwin Goldfine enlisted in the Army Air Corp in December of 1942, and served in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. His family in Duluth was active in the Temple Israel congregation, and several of Goldfine’s letters home were published in the local periodical Jewish Fellowship News. Scrapbooks contain correspondence, photographs, articles from Jewish...
Dates: 1942-1969

Family Life and Children research resources collection

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Identifier: S6048
Scope and Contents The materials comprising this collection are secondary resources Dr. Carlson gathered over time to support her research, including the publication A Childhood in Minnesota : Exploring the Lives of Ojibwe and Immigrant Families, 1880s-1920s . The collection consists of photocopies of relevant resources from state and local archives and photographic reprints of primarily Swedish, Finnish, and Ojibwe families and children.
Dates: 1890-1990

James A. Ferguson family papers

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Identifier: S4427
Abstract The collection consists of the papers of the James A. Ferguson family.
Dates: circa 1900-1925

Thomas Foster family papers

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Identifier: S2343
Abstract The collection contains family correspondence and photographs of the family.
Dates: 1852-1874

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
Scope and Contents The collection consists of approximately 1,240 black and white and color slides of Duluth sites, views, events, and activities from 1955-1973. The slides are in slide page protectors, identified and dated, and in good condition.
Dates: 1955-1973

Gustav A. Hedman papers

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Identifier: S6031
Scope and Contents The collection contains two folders of papers, one of personal papers (1905-1964) itemized below, and one of employment records, local and state health department reports, and correspondence (1904-1941). Folder two holds December 30, 1927 letters about "disposal of dairy products from the Louis Jacobson farm in Cotton Township where a typhoid fever case developed." There is one scrapbook of newspaper clippings on Milk Inspection and milk regulations (1904-1955). Folder...
Dates: 1904-1964; Majority of material found in 1904-1955

Homecroft Community residents scrapbooks

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Identifier: S4556
Scope and Contents 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

Mary Hugo reminiscence 75 Years Later

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Identifier: S2285
Abstract The collection consists of a manuscript titled "75 Years Later." It describes Ms. Hugo's final months in the Hugo family home in 1957 and her attempt to clear the house of 75 years of family possessions. The essay uses these possessions to recount a family history.
Dates: 1957-1970

International Institute, Duluth (Minn.) records

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Identifier: S3014
Abstract The collection, arranged alphabetically by subject, contains reference materials, correspondence, photographs, minutes, and bulletins.
Dates: 1926-1963

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