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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

American Land and Timber Company records

Identifier: S3075
Abstract The collection contains articles of incorporation, May 1911; minutes of the Board of Directors; an account ledger, 1911-1929; two cashbooks, 1911-1929; a tract book describing the land owned, its location, and the amount and quality of timber; and two maps of the area. Also included are stock certificates, 1919-1920.
Dates: 1911-1929

John Fritzen papers

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

Emery A. Houghton photographs

Identifier: S3796
Abstract The collection consists of 36 photographs, 28 of them in an album. Subjects of the photographs include: views of Duluth, Central High School, view of West End, Duluth Imperial Mill Co., snow scenes, logging camp and lumbering scenes, buildings, Whaleback ships, Incline Railroad at 6th Avenue West, grain elevators, Park Point bathers chute, train wreck and lake vessels.
Dates: circa 1895-1906

Mattson, Charles G. and Grace W. family papers

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

McAlpine Logging Company journals

Identifier: S3076
Abstract The collection contains account journals, cashbooks, and employee ledgers from the McAlpine Logging Company and the Lutsen Lumber Company.
Dates: 1905-1910

Raymond T. Murphy reminiscence

Identifier: S2211
Abstract Consists of a photocopy of a typed reminiscence by Raymond T. Murphy, which includes stories of his family's life and their experiences in northern Minnesota lumber camps in the early part of the twentieth century.
Dates: 1969; Majority of material found in December 18, 1969

Red Cliff Lumber Company photograph album

Identifier: S4516
Abstract The album is a nearly day-by-day visual log of new construction of a mill at the Duluth waterfront, presumably at 39th Avenue West.
Dates: 1913 April 10-1913 December 2

N.B. Shank Company logging camp photographs

Identifier: S4483
Abstract The collection consists of photographs of the N. B. Shank Company logging camp.
Dates: 1913-1919

Lawrence J. Sommer logging camps research files

Identifier: S4481
Abstract The collection consists of Lawrence Sommer's research files on logging camps.
Dates: 1989

Split Rock Lumber Company records

Identifier: S3631
Abstract The collection contains the company’s sixth annual financial statement, for the year 1906. The statement includes a message to stockholders.
Dates: 1906

Timber contract bill scrapbook

Identifier: S4403
Abstract The collection consists of newsclippings from Ely, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Cook, Aitkin, Deer River papers and the Carlton County Vidette.
Dates: 1948-1949