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December 16, 2008

The Hill Family Collection

Filed under: Podcasts and Slideshows — Jillian Odland @ 2:30 pm

Early in 2008 the papers of legendary Minnesota businessman James J. Hill and several of his family members were transferred from the James J. Hill Reference Library in St. Paul to the Minnesota History Center, just a few blocks away. In this podcast, learn about the history and contents of the collection and the reasons for the move, and catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the incredible process of relocating almost 2500 boxes of valuable historical documents, photographs, books and artifacts.

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2 Responses to “The Hill Family Collection”

  1. Victoria Heller Says:

    I work for a woman whose father worked closely with Jim Hill,building railroads. I believe this man, Martin Woldson, died in 1959. His daughter, Miss Myrtle Woldson, would like to find out if any information in your records mentions her father. Miss Woldson does not have internet access and I offered to look into this for her.

  2. Jillian Odland Says:

    You can find preliminary inventories for the Hill family collection as well as entries for our extensive collection of railroad records in our library catalog at : http://mnhs.mnpals.net/ .
    If you need more help you can contact our reference staff: http://www.mnhs.org/library/about/services.html .

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