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Childhood and youth

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

1918 Fire, Remembered by Dagmar Westin Michler

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

George A. Beck papers

 Collection
Identifier: S6039
Scope and Contents The collection contains a June 10, 1959 letter to Beck's Ohio State University professor on the occasion of the professor's retirement and a September 13, 1959 reply from Professor Dan H. Eikenberry, and 8 bound volumes: 1921-1929 course work of George Beck; July 1930 Child Labor and Compulsory Attendance Laws of West Virginia; June 1931 Syllabus for Ohio State University course 817, Seminary in Secondary School Administration;...
Dates: 1921-1964

Charles A. Curtis photograph collection

 Collection
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

Concerned Citizens for Central Hillside Community Center records

 Collection
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

Daily and Periodic Report of School Lunch Program documents

 Collection
Identifier: S6010
Scope and Contents The collection consists of form 391, 2 pages, Directions for Use of Period and Daily Report for School Lunch Project supplies directions for how to fill out the report form columns 1-11; two completed copies of form 126 Daily and Period Report of School Lunch Program dated November 1942 and November 1942-December 1942. The form has a heading for month, county, city, name of school and 11 columns: (1) date, (2) daily...
Dates: 1942-1943; Majority of material found in 1942 December, 1943 January

Family Life and Children research resources collection

 Collection
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

Elizabeth J. Goodsell slides

 Collection
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

Robert J. Jansen papers

 Collection
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

Donald Klaber oral history interviews

 Collection
Identifier: S6009
Scope and Contents The collection consists of interviews by Professor Richard Hudelson, Ph. D. of Donald Klaber on July 22, 1999 and March 2000. The focus of the first interview was Donald Klaber's life and coming of age in Europe and Palestine, volunteer military service in the British Army during WWII, his life and choices as a non-religious Jew, life in England, all prior to his arrival in the United States. The second interview covers Mr. Klaber and his WWII military experiences. There is a...
Dates: 1999-2000; Majority of material found in 1999, 2000

Frances Hoffman Lavine scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: S6153
Scope and Contents The collection contains four scrapbooks relating to Frances Hoffman Lavine’s involvement in theater in French River and Duluth. They contain newsclippings, programs, and occasional photographs covering the Children’s Theater of Duluth, Little Theater of Duluth, French River Dramatic Arts Club, the Senior Hadassah at Temple Emanuel Congregation in Duluth, and her own dramatic performances. The original scrapbooks are at UMD Library’s Northeast Minnesota Historical Center, microfilmed copies of...
Dates: 1926-1938

Mattson, Charles G. and Grace W. family papers

 Collection
Identifier: S6069
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photographs of a logger's homestead (1910-1911). The photographs are divided into subjects: women and children, recreation, equipment (log hauler), workers, and camp. There are two photographs of Charles Mattson, two of Skibo Minnesota, and two of the Flynn dam. Several of the photographs show Arthur Young, Roland Wolfe, Mr. O’Mally, and Mr. Mahoney; men who may have been in charge of the camps. For further information see inventory and letters from the Wimett family.
Dates: 1910-1911

National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis: South St. Louis County Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: S4530
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the records of the South St. Louis County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The records contain minutes from 1941-1961 and a manual for chapters from January 1, 1961.
Dates: 1941-1961

Warren A. Peterson writings

 Collection
Identifier: S6102
Scope and Contents The collection consists of pages of reflection on work, life experience, and the writer’s philosophy under the title I Never Got a Parole.
Dates: circa 1952-1985

William M. and Mina N. Prindle family papers

 Collection
Identifier: S4526
Abstract The Prindle papers are very incomplete for a family who lived in Duluth from the 1880’s to the 1970s. They consists of color lantern slides, family photographs and portraits, a guest book (scrapbook) of visitors to the Duluth house at 2211 Greysolon Road, photographs of Vassar College, 16 mm films and transfers of film to VHS format in 1993; 56 35mm color negatives of the 2211 Greysolon house rooms and grounds shot by family friend and architect Thomas Shefchik, decades after the Prindle family...
Dates: 1883-1972; Majority of material found in 1906-1972

Shrine Circus programs

 Collection
Identifier: S6141
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Aad Temple Shrine Circus programs from the years 1949, 1951-1964, 1966-1967. The programs themselves contain notes from the Aad Temple officers, history of the Shriners, promotional material regarding vacation areas in northern Minnesota, and a large amount of advertising from local businesses.
Dates: 1949-1967; Majority of material found in 1949, 1951-1964, 1966-1967

Inez M. Torell papers

 Collection
Identifier: S6145
Scope and Contents The collection contains a photograph album, a scrapbook, and correspondence. The photograph album (1910-1935) has images of Inez Torell, her family members and friends, and images of and from the various hospitals she stayed in - including staff members and patients. Many of the photographs include handwritten names, locations, dates, and comments. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of family, friends, hospitals, hospital staff and patients, cards and letters from friends and...
Dates: 1910-1949; Majority of material found in 1928-1931

Charles Trezona family movies

 Collection
Identifier: S4537
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one videocassette of family movies shot in Houghton, Michigan, and includes Minnesota iron range footage shot by and about the Trezona Family dating between 1925-1929, narrated by Richard J. Trezona. The color video is 90 minutes long.
Dates: 1925-1929

United Cerebral Palsy - Duluth Area records

 Collection
Identifier: S6082
Scope and Contents The collection holds photograph albums, scrapbooks primarily of newspaper articles about the local association, and the newsletter "Cerebral Palsy Messenger" of the Duluth Area UCP and the renamed UCP of Northeastern Minnesota, 1972-1994.
Dates: 1951-1994; Majority of material found in 1954-1994

Frank M. and Alice Rockwell Warren family papers

 Collection
Identifier: S6108
Scope and Contents The collection contains Frank M. Warren's records from the Isle Royale Citizens’ Committee 1926-1929 including lists of members, minutes, treasurer's reports, and correspondence including letters regarding a burglary on the island; Frank Warren's photographs of moose and other wildlife and views at Isle Royale 1924-1933); limited biographical information on the Warren and Rockwell families; formal family portraits and informal family snapshot photograph albums of the Warren, Rockwell, Conkey,...
Dates: 1840-1962; Majority of material found in 1909-1948

The Women of Morgan Park oral history project records

 Collection
Identifier: S4504
Abstract The collection consists of two interviews that cover topics and recollections spanning 1919-1960s. The narrators are Sally E. Solomon (approximately 75 minutes) and Pearl Barker (85 minutes).
Dates: 1991 January 1-1991 June 15

Writing for the Social Sciences course records

 Collection
Identifier: S4491
Abstract The collection is the product of classroom assignments by undergraduate students in the Writing for the Social Sciences courses from 1990-1993.
Dates: 1990-1993