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Minnesota Reflections Minnesota Reflections All Collections The American Swedish Institute, a historic museum dedicated to the celebration of Swedish culture, is home to collections on the history of Swedish immigration to the United States, particularly immigration to Minnesota, Swedish-American life and culture and the history and culture of Sweden as it has influenced Swedish America. The... more... The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a non-profit health and human services organization founded by a philanthropic Saint Paul businessman, Amherst H. Wilder and his family. For more than 100 years, Wilder has combined direct service, research, and community development to address the needs of the most vulnerable people in greater Saint... more... The Anoka County Historical Society, in Anoka, Minnesota, collects photographs, printed materials and artifacts related to Anoka County. The society supports genealogical research with a wide range of historical resources. Images Anoka County Historical Society contributed to Minnesota Reflections show early street scenes, business... more... The work of the Baptist General Conference History Center was established in 1898. Located on the campus of Bethel University, the BGCHC collects, preserves and disseminates materials significant to Swedish Baptist institutional, cultural, and immigration history; the Baptist General Conference; and Bethel University. The images... more... The archival collection of the Basilica of Saint Mary contains documents and artifacts dating to the parish's founding in 1858. Images contributed to Minnesota Reflections include photographs documenting the life of the church from 1907 to 1966, and also architectural drawings for the interior finish of the Basilica church, rectory... more... From Detroit Lakes, Minn., in the northwestern part of the state, the Becker County Historical Society serves the public with a museum, archive collection, cultural demonstrations and K-12 workshops. Their holdings include artifacts dating back to the glacial period of the county, a newspaper microfilm archive, photo collection and an... more... The Beltrami County Historical Society operates out of the James J. Hill railroad depot in Bemidji, Minnesota. The historical society collects photographs, printed materials and artifacts related to the history of this north central Minnesota county. In Minnesota Reflections , Beltrami has images showing early street scenes, milling and... more... Bethel University is a leader in Christian higher education with approximately 6,400 students from 25 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. The Bethel University archive collection includes photographs and documents related to the history of this St. Paul, Minnesota, institution from its... more... In Ortonville, Minnesota, the Big Stone County Historical Society Museum serves the public with genealogy records, a wildlife museum with an extensive taxidermy collection, fossils and artifacts. Their exhibits include a 1900s boat, church, log cabins, machinery, walking trail and a lookout tower gives a breathtaking view of the... more... The Blue Earth County Historical Society in Mankato, Minnesota, collects photographs, printed materials and artifacts related to the history of this south central Minnesota county. Among the images Blue Earth County Historical Society contributed to Minnesota Reflections are photographs of the Hubbard Milling Company, Mankato State... more... The Carleton Archives was established in 1967 to preserve the history of Carleton College, Northfield. The photos, taken between 1871 and 1922, reflect student life. They include sports and recreational events, such as field day, gymnastics, football, hockey and baseball teams, a freshman picnic, Bouncing Day, Carleton Circus and May... more... The Carlton County Historical Society in Cloquet, Minnesota, serves the citizens of northeastern Minnesota by collecting photographs, printed materials and artifacts related to the history of northeastern county. Their contribution to Minnesota Reflections includes photographs of several towns, especially the settling and development of... more... The Clay County Historical Society was established in Moorhead, Minnesota, in 1932 to collect, preserve and disseminate the history of Clay County. Collections include the Flaten/Wange Glass Plate Negative Collection. The negatives are the work of two photographers, S. P. Wange of Hawley and Ole E. Flaten of Moorhead. The Society has... more... From its home on the grounds of the historic Shevlin School just north of Bagley, Minnesota, the Clearwater County Historical Society preserves historic structures and collects photographs and artifacts related to Clearwater County. They contributed scenes from the early development of the county to Minnesota Reflections . more... As the only private college in Minnesota's upper northeast, The College of St. Scholastica provides unique cultural and academic opportunities for its Duluth community. The college was founded by the Benedictine Sisters of the St. Scholastica Monastery in 1912 with the mission to prepare students for "responsible living and... more... The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans is a governor-appointed state commission that advocates for equal opportunity for and with Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing. The collection in Minnesota Reflections consists of items contributed by deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing community... more... The library at Concordia University, St. Paul, collects monographs, photographs and documents related to the history of this Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod school founded in 1893. Their contribution to Minnesota Reflections includes scenes of student life from the university's early years. Photographs show scenes of excursions to... more... Cook County Historical Society's History Museum, in the Lightkeeper's House, a building on the National Register of Historic places, preserves and disseminates the county's history. Located in Grand Marais, the museum holds a large collection of artifacts, archives, photographs and oral histories. Cook County saw some of... more... The Cottonwood County Historical Society in Windom, Minnesota, collects and preserves photographs and artifacts related to the 135-year history of this south central Minnesota county. The society, which pioneer settlers began in 1901, contributed to Minnesota Reflections scenes from the county's early settlement days. more... The Crow Wing County Historical Society has been preserving Crow Wing County's history since 1927. The museum, located in Brainerd, Minnesota, is housed in the old Crow Wing County Jail and Sheriff's residence, built in 1917. The museum has three floors of exhibits including displays on the lumber industry, the railroads... more... The Dakota County Historical Society in South St. Paul, Minnesota, preserves historic sites, and collects photographs (more than 11,000) and artifacts (more than 25,000) that tell the story of the origins and development of Dakota County. The historical society contributed images to Minnesota Reflections that show the changes that took... more... The Minnesota state library agency is a division of the Minnesota Department of Education. The state library agency provides leadership and support to the Minnesota library community in planning, developing and implementing high quality library and information services statewide. State Library Services administers federal and state... more... Dodge County Extension, part of the University of Minnesota Extension, provides research-based, scientific information to the residents of Dodge County. The collection of the Annual Reports of the County Extension Agent in Dodge County, Minnesota spans the years 1923 to 1982. The reports, now housed in the Extension Regional Office in... more... The Dodge County Historical Society (DCHS) is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating knowledge about the history of Dodge County and its relation to the history of the State of Minnesota. DCHS contributed to Minnesota Reflections Dodge County Atlases, or plat books, from 1894, 1905, and 1915. more... From its offices in the early 1900s home of Minnesota statesman Knute Nelson in Alexandria, Minnesota, the Douglas County Historical Society preserves photographs, objects and structures that tell the history of this Central Minnesota county. They contributed to Minnesota Reflections scenes from the early development of the resort and... more... The Duluth Public Library consists of a main downtown library and two branches in the city. The library was founded in 1890. The Duluth Collection, housed on the top floor of the main library in the North Shore Room, contains documents reflecting Duluth's history. The library's Reference area also maintains historical newspaper... more... The Esko Hisotrical Society in Esko, Minnesota serves the citizens of northeastern Minnesota by collecting photographs, printed materials, and artifacts related to the history of the Esko-Thomson Township area. The society is housed in the museum in Esko, which includes seven historic buildings. Its goal is to share the past through the... more... The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society (ELMHS) is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and educating people about the history of the city of Excelsior, Minnesota. We fulfill this mission through our many collections, which include family files, house files, personal diaries, and other historical documents. ELMHS has contributed... more... The Faribault County Historical Society, with headquarters in Blue Earth, Minnesota, offers artifacts, photographs and images showing the development of the county, which was first settled in 1856. The society operates its museum in the house of James Wakefield, and also supports the Etta C. Ross memorial library built in 1904, and the... more... The Fillmore County Historical Society in Fountain, Minnesota, collects photographs and artifacts related to the history of Fillmore County, which is one of the oldest counties in the state and is located in the southeastern part of Minnesota on the Iowa border. The historical society shared with Minnesota Reflections images of the early... more... The Freeborn County Historical Society in Albert Lea, Minnesota, supports a library, museum and historical village. The society contributed photographs of the county courthouse to Minnesota Reflections . more... The Goodhue County Historical Society was founded in 1869 and is the oldest county historical society in Minnesota. Located in Red Wing, Minnesota, the historical society preserves and interprets the natural and cultural history of this southeastern county. They contributed to Minnesota Reflections images from the Reinhold J. Kosec... more... The Grant County Historical Society in Elbow Lake, Minnesota, collects and preserves artifacts and archival materials related to this west central Minnesota county. The society supports genealogical research with its many historical resources. Exhibits in our museum reflect our Scandinavian ancestry and pioneer life. The Veterans'... more... Gustavus Adolphus College is home to the collections of The College Archives and The Lutheran Church Archives. Gustavus Adolphus College archives contributed documents and images illustrating the growth of this educational institution from a parochial school for immigrant Swedish children in Red Wing, to St. Ansgar's Academy in... more... University Archives at Hamline University collects and preserves university records, publications, photographs, audiotapes, films, artifacts, and other materials from the university's early days in Red Wing (1854-1869) to its present in St. Paul, Minnesota. For Minnesota Reflections , the archives contributed images of presidents... more... Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. With nearly 60 years of knowledge and experience, Hazelden's comprehensive approach to addiction addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs, including treatment and continuing care for... more... The Hennepin County Department of Public Affairs is the public communications office of the Hennepin County government. As part of its mission, Hennepin County Public Affairs creates and maintains images of this government organization's work and images of events in county life. Images contributed by Public Affairs to Minnesota ... more... The Hennepin County Library is comprised of 41 branches located throughout Minnesota's most populous county. Together the system's collections total more than five million items in 40 languages. The James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library at the Central Library in downtown Minneapolis houses a vast collection of Minneapolis... more... The Hennepin County Medical Center History Museum, located in the HCMC campus in downtown Minneapolis, collects, preserves and interprets the history of Minneapolis and Hennepin County's large public hospital. Their collections include photographs, documents, uniforms and medical equipment from every department of the hospital, from... more... The Hennepin History Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is home to the Hennepin County Historical Society, which preserves the history of Minnesota's most populous county. The museum presents exhibits and scholarly collections in the historic George Christian mansion. The more than 480 images the Hennepin History Museum contributed... more... The Iron Range Research Center is the library and archiving division of Ironworld Discovery Center in Chisholm, Minnesota, a historical museum founded in 1977. The mission of the research center is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Minnesota's iron ranges and the people who settled in this northeastern region of the... more... The Jackson County Historical Society is headquartered at the museum located in Lakefield, Minnesota. Their motto is "Preserving yesterday and today, for tomorrow!" Documentation of the history of the county is on-going through the collection of artifacts, photographs and stories. The photographs submitted to Minnesota Reflections are a... more... The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest collects, preserves and interprets records, photographs and artifacts representing the experiences of Jewish people and the Jewish community in the Upper Midwest. The collections chronicle the building of Jewish culture, social services, labor, agricultural and religious organizations... more... The Kandiyohi County Historical Society, in Willmar, Minnesota, collects photographs, printed materials and artifacts related to Kandiyohi County. The society supports genealogical research with a wide range of historical resources. The Kandiyohi County Historical Society contributed to Minnesota Reflections early plat books from 1886... more... The Lake County Historical Society, in Two Harbors, Minnesota, collects photographs and artifacts and preserves buildings, such as the Two Harbors Light Station, that tell the history of Lake County in Minnesota's arrowhead region. The historical society contributed to Minnesota Reflections images taken between 1883 and 1909 of the... more... From Baudette, Minnesota, in the youngest and most northern county in the state, the Lake of the Woods County Historical Society serves as a repository for photographs, printed materials and artifacts that relate to the history of the Lake of the Woods area. The images the historical society contributed to Minnesota Reflections depict... more... The Luther Seminary Archives, St. Paul, Minnesota, includes material from all of its predecessor schools which, over a period of many years and several mergers, form the current institution. These predecessors include Augsburg Seminary (Lutheran Free Church), Red Wing Seminary (Hauge Synod), United Seminary (United Church), Luther... more... The Macalester College archive collection includes photographs and documents related to the history of this St. Paul, Minnesota, college since its beginnings in 1885. Macalester College contributed photographs to Minnesota Reflections that show scenes from the early development of the college and the development of the Summit Avenue area... more... The Martin County Historical Society, located at the Pioneer Museum in Fairmont, Minnesota, contains artifacts, historical documents, and pictures relating to county history dating back to the mid-1800s. The society presents special programs for K-12 students and the public throughout the year. Their contributions to Minnesota ... more... The McLeod County Historical Society in Hutchinson, Minnesota, is dedicated to connecting with the past, understanding the present and making informed choices about the future by finding, preserving, explaining and sharing McLeod County History. Along with an extensive exhibit area and art gallery, their building houses a document and... more... The Mesabi Range College Library, at the Mesabi Range Community & Technical College located in Virginia, Minnesota, holds an Archive Collection which houses historical documents such as college publications, news articles and photographs relevant to the history of the college from its founding in 1923 as the Virginia Junior College. From... more... The Metropolitan Medical Center Historical Library located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collects, preserves and interprets artifacts and documents relating to St. Barnabas Hospital, St. Andrew's Hospital, The Swedish Hospital, their schools of nursing, and the Metropolitan Medical Center. The Library displays and promotes its... more... The Milaca Area Historical Society, in Milaca, Minnesota, collects, preserves and disseminates knowledge about the history of the Milaca area and Mille Lacs County. The goals of the society are to locate, collect and preserve material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the Milaca area, to provide the public with... more... The Mille Lacs County Historical Society, in Princeton, Minnesota collects, preserves and disseminates knowledge about the history of the Mille Lacs County. The society collects and preserves any material that may help to establish or illustrate the history of Mille Lacs County and makes available historical information that arouses and... more... The Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is the regional organization of United Methodist congregations in Minnesota. The Conference Archive, in Minneapolis, Minnesota holds records, publications, photographs, audiotapes, films, artifacts and other materials from the 150-year history of the organization. The... more... The R. N. Barr Library at the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul, Minnesota has an extensive collection of public health books, journals, and videos, and presently provides lending, reference, interlibrary loan and other services to Minnesota's public health professionals, school health practitioners, and employees of the... more... Through shared information, technology, and understanding, the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry empowers others and themselves to: sustain and enhance functioning forest ecosystems; provide a sustainable supply of forest resources to meet human needs; protect lives and property from wildfire; and provide a dollar... more... This library, located in St. Paul, Minnesota is primarily a technical library providing information services to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. It also provides transportation-related information services to the state's city and county engineers, other transportation practitioners and citizens of the state. Its... more... The Minnesota Geological Survey, part of the Winchell School of Earth Sciences Institute of Technology, at the University of Minnesota, is the state's primary center for earth sciences information. established in 1872. The Survey conducts basic and applied geological research – chiefly through geologic mapping – conveys that... more... The Minnesota Historical Society, headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota was established in 1849 to collect, preserve, and tell the story of Minnesota's past. Its extensive collections of printed materials, photographs, manuscripts, government records, maps, artifacts, and audio and video materials document the entire spectrum of... more... The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library in St. Paul, Minnesota has supplied unbiased information to support the legislative process for more than 35 years. The Library's collection focuses on public policy materials including state government documents, consultants' reports and newspaper resources. The library also collects... more... The Office of the Revisor of Statutes, created by statute in 1939, is an office of the Minnesota Legislature located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Staff members provide confidential, nonpartisan drafting services to both the House and the Senate, as well as the governor, constitutional officers, state agencies and departments. In addition, the... more... The Minnesota Museum of Mining in Chisholm, Minnesota was established in 1953 on 15 acres within a walled sports complex built as a 1930s WPA project. Located on the Mesabi Iron Range, the museum houses a steam locomotive and shovel, large pieces of mining equipment, haul trucks, fire trucks, a replica underground mine drift, a steam... more... The Minnesota Digital Library is now providing access to some of Minnesota's historical newspapers. We are focusing our attention on titles, volumes and issues that were never microfilmed, and where the originals are frail and not frequently available to the public. more... The Minnesota State Law Library in St. Paul, Minnesota, collects state and federal legal materials, and is the oldest continuing library in Minnesota. The Library and the Territory of Minnesota were created by the same act of Congress on March 3, 1849. Documents included in the State Law Library contributions to Minnesota Reflections are... more... University Archives at Minnesota State University, Mankato collects and preserves records, documents and photographs related to the development of the institution from its early days of the Mankato State Normal School. The university collaborates with the Southern Minnesota Historical Center to document life in the south central region... more... The mission of the Minnesota Streetcar Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota is to preserve and communicate to the public the experience of Minnesota's electric street and interurban railway history. It has restored a number of historic Minnesota streetcars and operates them for the public at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis and at Excelsior... more... The Morrison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to preserving artifacts and historical information regarding Morrison County, and to educating the public about that history. MCHS owns and operates The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls, Minnesota. MCHS contributed the county's 1892... more... The Mower County Historical Society has been collecting photos, artifacts and information related to Mower County history since 1947. Our collection is housed in 21 buildings located at the east end of Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin, Minnesota. Our resources include an extensive research library, allowing researchers of local history... more... The Murray County Historical Society in Slayton, Minnesota is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of the county's history. Established in 1934, the society operates the Murray County Historical Museum, the Sierk Building, dedicated to the agricultural heritage of the... more... The New Brighton Area Historical Society, located in Ramsey County, Minnesota collects photographs, printed materials and artifacts related to New Brighton, Arden Hills, and Mounds View, and has compiled them into three hardcover books, published in 1987, 2002, and 2005. The Society operates the New Brighton History Museum in the 1887... more... The New Prague Area Historical Society is housed in the Paul Komarek Room of the New Prague Community Library in New Prague, Minnesota. Located a short distance south of the Minnesota River Valley and the Twin Cities, New Prague rests within the rolling hills of a rich agricultural region. Founded in 1856 by Bohemian, German and Irish... more... The New Richland Area Historical Society was formed in 2001, one year before the 125th anniversary of the town's founding. The society collects historic pictures, articles and other items from the community and displays this collection during the town's annual celebration, Farm and City Days, during the second week of July... more... From its home in the Treaty Site History Center, the Nicollet County Historical Society in St. Peter, Minnesota, preserves the past of this south central Minnesota county by collecting census records, maps, artifacts and photographs. The Nicollet County Historical Society's Minnesota Reflections project includes images related to... more... The Nobles County Historical Society, based out of the War Memorial Building in Worthington, Minnesota, promotes, develops and interprets the history of Nobles County and its people. In fulfilling its mission, the society collects documents, manuscripts, photographs and three-dimensional objects, including those from contiguous areas... more... Norseland Lutheran Church, located in Nicollet County, Minnesota, was organized in 1858. The first resident pastor served Norwegian Lutherans in an area of 16 counties in Minnesota. Images contributed to Minnesota Reflections include photographs of Reverend Thomas Johnsen and the congregation which he served at Norseland along with the... more... The North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting is a 30-year-old institution, founded by Boy Scout adult volunteers in the 1970s. Their goal was to collect the material remains of their Scouting experiences. Since then, the collection has grown to represent Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting in the five-state upper Midwest region... more... The University of Minnesota Duluth Library's Northeast Minnesota Historical Center is a regional history archive. The Center collects photographs, maps, manuscripts, family letters and other documents that tell the story of the development of the city of Duluth and Minnesota's four northeast counties – St. Louis, Lake, Cook... more... The Northfield Arts Guild was founded in 1959 by people wanting to create a place for community-based art making in theater, dance, music, literary and visual arts. More than 50 years later, the Arts Guild owns two buildings, produces more than 70 annual art events and conducts 30 weekly art classes. The Arts Guild also plays a... more... The Northfield Historical Society, located in historic downtown Northfield, Minnesota, was founded in 1975 and is committed to being the primary community resource that honors, preserves and interprets Northfield's unique place in history, building a bridge from its past to its future. The images submitted to Minnesota Reflections ... more... The Northfield Public Library began in 1856 with a reading room and a circulating library set up by the Lyceum Society. The library is located in an expanded Carnegie building in the heart of downtown Northfield and plays a vital role in preserving the history of Northfield. The local history collection includes books, atlases, plat... more... Established in 1972 on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead, the Northwest Minnesota Historical Center collects and preserves information concerning the history and culture of the Red River Valley of the North. The holdings of the center consist of correspondence, diaries, newspapers, business records, oral interviews... more... The Olmsted County Historical Society in Rochester, Minnesota, educates and informs the public about local history by providing programs, exhibits and special events at their museum, archives and five historic sites. Their collection includes artifacts, records and photographs from county towns and cities, businesses, organizations and... more... Otsego Heritage Preservation Commission is an advisory commission authorized by the city of Otsego, Minnesota, in 1994. Its mission is to discover, preserve, interpret and communicate Otsego history and culture and to enhance our sense of connection and appreciation for each other, our present environment and our legacy. The 1854 Otsego... more... The Otter Tail County Historical Society in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, collects photographs, printed materials and artifacts related to the history of Otter Tail County. For Minnesota Reflections , the society contributed more than 130 images that show early development of this west central county including, business activities, events... more... From its home in Thief River Falls in northwestern Minnesota, the Pennington County Historical Society works to discover, collect and preserve photographs, printed materials and artifacts related to the history of Pennington County. For Minnesota Reflections , this historical society contributed photographs from the work of Jacob Borry... more... Located in a former city hall building now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Pipestone County Museum, Pipestone, Minnesota, is home to the Pipestone County Historical Society, which collects artifacts, creates exhibits, maintains archives and a research library, and provides programming relating to this southwestern... more...
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