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Duluth (Minn.)--History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 151 Collections and/or Records:

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

Rosalie Alstadt oral history interview

 Collection
Identifier: S4560
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one 60 minute audiocassette tape. Subjects include Morgan Park.
Dates: 1994 October 8

American Historical Association Endowment Fund, Minnesota Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: S3643
Scope and Contents The collection contains promotional materials, pamphlets, correspondence and lists from the Minnesota Committee of the American Historical Association. Endowment.
Dates: 1926

Architectural Advisory Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: S3781
Scope and Contents The collection consists of minutes from the first meeting, June 6, 1966, to meeting twenty-five, June 12, 1973; bits of correspondence; memos; copies of the standards used; and a list of committee members.
Dates: 1965-1973

Baldwin Flats photographs

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Identifier: S3756
Scope and Contents The Baldwin Flats are located at 711 – 715 West Second Street, Duluth, Minnesota, built in 1891 – 92. The thirteen prints comprising this collection were copied from a photograph album loaned to the St. Louis County Historical Society, the copy prints and negatives were then transferred to the Center. The prints show the exterior and interior of the building. The apartments shown are of Mr. and Mrs. John Abbott and Mr. And Mrs. Albert E. Botsford. The prints were not dated but R.L. Polk Duluth...
Dates: circa 1899

Bayview Heights Community Club records

 Collection
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

Michael S. Bright, Sr. record book

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Identifier: S3112
Scope and Contents The collection contains a record book of court cases of this Superior, Wisconsin, attorney who was a partner in the firm of Bright and Hayes. The “memoranda of action” includes notes on the Chief Buffalo claim which culminated in the lawsuits of the “Prentice Claim”.
Dates: 1859-1871

Joseph Addison Bullen letter

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Identifier: S3686
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a letter written by Bullen to J. Bardon. Bullen discusses some corrections he feels are needed in the book Eye of the Northwest.
Dates: 1890

Manley Patrick Burns papers

 Collection
Identifier: S2421
Abstract The collection contains photographs of Duluth, primarily West Duluth, gathered from a variety of sources.
Dates: 1880-1967

Business Advertising Cards, Duluth (Minn.)

 Collection
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

Margaret Carroll oral history interview

 Collection
Identifier: S4558
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one audiocassette tape of an oral history interview about life in Morgan Park.
Dates: 1994

Caswell & Davy photographs

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Identifier: S4492
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photographs by Caswell & Davy. The photographs are of Superior Street from 1st or 2nd Avenue West, looking east up the hill and down toward the water; also, there is a photograph of the steamer "Arizona" from 1868. The condition of the photographs vary. Some are faded black and white albumen prints, stained, with rough, tattered edges and some are in excellent condition. No negatives are present.
Dates: 1870-1875

Census Schedules

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Identifier: S3105
Scope and Contents The collection contains census counts of Carlton and Lake Counties, Minnesota; the towns of Duluth, Fond du Lac and Grand Portage, Minnesota; and the township of Oneota, Minnesota for June 1, 1865. The census schedules include names.

These materials are copies typed from the original in 1924 by the St. Louis County Historical Society. They were lent to the Society by L.A. Marvin, most likely the Luke Marvin who appears in the documents as Duluth Assessor and a notary public.
Dates: 1865 June

Chief Buffalo land claims

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Identifier: S3642
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection concern disputed claims regarding land in present day downtown Duluth, Minnesota that was initially granted to the Ojibwe Chief Buffalo. The collection contains seven land abstracts (1871-1895), an agreement (September 11, 1856) between Benjamin G. Armstrong and Frederick Prentice and a three-page, 1953, letter to Duluth Mayor George W. Johnson from attorney Arthur Roberts about the Mayor’s inquiry of "the possibility of determining the location of...
Dates: 1883-1953

Clyde Iron Works records

 Collection
Identifier: S2365
Abstract The collection contains records of Clyde Iron Company (1889), Northwestern Supply Company (1899), Northwestern Manufacturing Company (1899), Clyde Iron Works, Cleveland Duluth Company, Inc. (1920), Willamette Clyde Company (Oregon, 1923), Cleveland Duluth Holding Company of Minnesota (1926) and Clyde Iron Works Sales Company (renamed Clyde Sales Company) the sole distributor for Clyde Iron Works. There are no records of the Clyde Equipment Company.
Dates: 1889-1970

Commissioner of Finance, City of Duluth, scrapbooks

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Identifier: S4416
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks of the commissioner of finance, E.W. Lund, during Lund’s term of office in the administration of Duluth mayor Edward H. Hatch. Newspaper clippings pertain to the office of the commissioner of finance, or finance department, which reflects the financial health of the city of Duluth. The city’s budget and tax revenues were out of balance, in balance, needing adjustment and under discussion generally as reflected in these scrapbooks. Questions ranging from the airport and dog pound to...
Dates: 1941-1951

Cook Home’s Closing video

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

Mary P. Cory letters

 Collection
Identifier: S2286
Abstract The collection consists of two letters to Mary P. Cory. One, dated June 1, 1893 is from Harry Cruikshank. The other, dated May 28, 1903 is written on City of Duluth, comptroller office stationary, it is most likely from George Cruikshank, then Assistant City Comptroller for Duluth, Minnesota.
Dates: 1893-1903; Majority of material found in 1893, 1903

David H. Costello papers

 Collection
Identifier: S3039
Abstract The collection contains a typed diary, scrapbooks, photographs, and miscellany.
Dates: 1892-1965

William D. Coventry research files

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Identifier: S4431
Scope and Contents The collection consists of information gathered by William Coventry for his book Duluth's Age of Brownstone. Included is background information about the brownstone quarries of the Duluth area including the Chambers and Fond du Lac quarries; photographs of Duluth buildings made of brownstone; Duluth Brownstone Co. correspondence; a biography on Michael Chambers; and information on the Bayfield and Portwing Quarries. There is information on the Merritt family...
Dates: 1984-1986

William G. Cowell diary transciption

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Identifier: S3186
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a typed transcription of a diary compiled by William Cowell. It includes a description of a trip from Quebec to Duluth-Superior. The original diary was borrowed from the Douglas County Historical Society and transcribed by St. Louis County Historical Society staff in the 1940s.
Dates: 1849-1856

William E. Culkin papers

 Collection
Identifier: S3048
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, awards and certificates, lawyers' case records, news clippings, photographs, and manuscripts on local history. The collection also includes one photograph alubm of snap shots and post card photographs.
Dates: 1908-1942

George Franklin Davis, Sr. papers

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

Deterred but not Defeated grave marker dedication

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Identifier: S4513
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one videotape. Bob Baldwin of the local chapter of the NAACP officiated at the dedication and arranged for the proceedings to be taped. The video, entitled Deterred but not Defeated, contains a documentary filmed at Park Hill Cemetery where stones were placed to acknowledge the victims of the 1920 lynchings in Duluth. The color video was produced in 1991. It includes television coverage from WCCO (Minneapolis) and Duluth news broadcasts.
Dates: 1991

District Court exhibit photographs

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Identifier: S4561
Scope and Contents Photographs taken in various Duluth locations for use as court exhibits. Some of the copies have case file numbers and most have names of Clerk of Court and photographers. John Owens, George F. Chester, J. P. Johnson, A. J. Taylor, are all Clerks of District Court. Photographers are: Louis P. Gallapher; Crandall and Fletcher, James Maher, Eclipse View Company, Zenith View Company. The collection consists of 42 photocopies of the original prints and 42 copy negatives of the original...
Dates: 1896-1907, 1951; Majority of material found in 1896-1907, 1951

Duluth Automobile Club records

 Collection
Identifier: S3630
Scope and Contents The collection contains the articles of incorporation of the Minnesota State Automobile Association, by-laws of the Duluth Club, safety information, meeting programs and newsletters.
Dates: 1922-1946

Duluth Bicentennial Commission records

 Collection
Identifier: S2358
Abstract The collection consists of the Commission's files incuding: application to the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission to become a bicentennial city, articles of incorporation and by-laws, financial records, correspondence, manuscripts on local history that were published in the book Duluth: Sketches of the Past, project files by month, Voyageurs Canoe Trip reenactment files, news clippings, brochures and programs, photographs, and proposals.
Dates: 1974-1980

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 Birth History Project records

 Collection
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 Board of Trade records

 Collection
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