Museum Collections Up Close : MNHS.ORG http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections Every object tells a story, and Collections Up Close presents short, illustrated features that highlight the stories and history behind selected items in the Minnesota Historical Society's museum collections. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:00:14 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 ©Minnesota Historical Society collections@mnhs.org (Minnesota Historical Society) collections@mnhs.org(Minnesota Historical Society) History, Society, Culture, American History, Education, Museums, Collections 1440 video, story, museum, history, preservation, civil war, Minnesota, Native American The stories behind selected items at the Minnesota Historical Society. Every object tells a story, and Collections Up Close presents short, illustrated features that highlight the stories and history behind selected items in the Minnesota Historical Society's museum collections. Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota Historical Society collections@mnhs.org No clean http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/wp-content/themes/mhs/MHS_Upclose_badge_small.png Museum Collections Up Close : MNHS.ORG http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections 144 144 Baseball in Minnesota: the Early Years http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/08/baseball-in-minnesota-the-early-years/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/08/baseball-in-minnesota-the-early-years/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:55:53 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=12966
A look at the early days of the Great American Pastime in Minnesota, from its beginnings post-Civil War up to the arrival of the Minnesota Twins.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/08/baseball-in-minnesota-the-early-years/feed/ 1 5:14 A look at the early days of the Great American Pastime in Minnesota, from its beginnings post-Civil War up to the arrival of the Minnesota ... A look at the early days of the Great American Pastime in Minnesota, from its beginnings post-Civil War up to the arrival of the Minnesota Twins. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
They Chose Minnesota: Immigration to the North Star State http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/05/they-chose-minnesota-immigration-to-the-north-star-state/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/05/they-chose-minnesota-immigration-to-the-north-star-state/#comments Fri, 03 May 2013 17:57:32 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=11988 Immigrants are an important part of the Minnesota story. This episode looks at immigration through what people brought with them to their new home. What was useful, what held memories, what shows why they had to leave?

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/05/they-chose-minnesota-immigration-to-the-north-star-state/feed/ 1 3:19 Immigrants are an important part of the Minnesota story. This episode looks at immigration through what people brought with them to their new home. What ... Immigrants are an important part of the Minnesota story. This episode looks at immigration through what people brought with them to their new home. What was useful, what held memories, what shows why they had to leave? Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Andersonville and Civil War Prisoners http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/03/andersonville-and-civil-war-prisoners/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/03/andersonville-and-civil-war-prisoners/#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:17:06 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=11441 Prisoner of war camps during the Civil War were often more dangerous than the battlefield. Watch to learn more about the system of prisoner exchanges and how circumstances deteriorated as the war dragged on. Andersonville is particularly noted, as many Minnesota soldiers spent time there.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/03/andersonville-and-civil-war-prisoners/feed/ 0 3:59 Prisoner of war camps during the Civil War were often more dangerous than the battlefield. Watch to learn more about the system of prisoner exchanges ... Prisoner of war camps during the Civil War were often more dangerous than the battlefield. Watch to learn more about the system of prisoner exchanges and how circumstances deteriorated as the war dragged on. Andersonville is particularly noted, as many Minnesota soldiers spent time there. Learn More: Civil War Daybook Civil War Collections Minnesota and the Civil War Exhibit Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Believe Me True: Victorian Valentines, 1840 – 1900 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/02/believe-me-true-victorian-valentines-1840-1900/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/02/believe-me-true-victorian-valentines-1840-1900/#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:52:10 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=11192 This episode features Victorian valentines from the Minnesota Historical Society’s collections, dating from 1840 to 1900. While the designs are vintage, the feelings expressed are timeless.

Produced by Lizzie Ehrenhalt

For more valentines, see Collections Online.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/02/believe-me-true-victorian-valentines-1840-1900/feed/ 0 1:49 This episode features Victorian valentines from the Minnesota Historical Society's collections, dating from 1840 to 1900. While the designs are vintage, the feelings expressed ... This episode features Victorian valentines from the Minnesota Historical Society's collections, dating from 1840 to 1900. While the designs are vintage, the feelings expressed are timeless. Produced by Lizzie Ehrenhalt For more valentines, see Collections Online. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Weather or Not: Winter in Minnesota http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/01/weather-or-not-winter-in-minnesota/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/01/weather-or-not-winter-in-minnesota/#comments Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:11:59 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=11001 As Minnesotans, we love to talk about the weather. Talk about it, obsess over it, live in it, love it. Or love hating it, at least. Since the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and Crashed Ice start soon, we thought this a good time to look at a variety of winter weather from images and film in our Collection, including an Easter snowball fight, winter swimming, -20 degrees, and blizzards. Enjoy the misery of others and maybe watch it again come July!

Produced by Sondra Reierson

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2013/01/weather-or-not-winter-in-minnesota/feed/ 3 3:09 As Minnesotans, we love to talk about the weather. Talk about it, obsess over it, live in it, love it. Or love hating it, at ... As Minnesotans, we love to talk about the weather. Talk about it, obsess over it, live in it, love it. Or love hating it, at least. Since the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and Crashed Ice start soon, we thought this a good time to look at a variety of winter weather from images and film in our Collection, including an Easter snowball fight, winter swimming, -20 degrees, and blizzards. Enjoy the misery of others and maybe watch it again come July! Produced by Sondra Reierson Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Season’s Greetings! http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/12/seasons-greetings/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/12/seasons-greetings/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:53:19 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=10631 View a selection of holiday greeting cards from the Minnesota Historical Society’s extensive collection. These are dated between 1878 – 1967. Enjoy!

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/12/seasons-greetings/feed/ 0 1:36 View a selection of holiday greeting cards from the Minnesota Historical Society's extensive collection. These are dated between 1878 - 1967. Enjoy! View a selection of holiday greeting cards from the Minnesota Historical Society's extensive collection. These are dated between 1878 - 1967. Enjoy! Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Walter Mondale and the Public Affairs Collection http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/11/walter-mondale-and-the-public-affairs-collection/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/11/walter-mondale-and-the-public-affairs-collection/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:11:19 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=10400 The Minnesota Historical Society holds the Walter F. Mondale Papers and has one of the nation’s premier collections of government, politics, and public affairs materials. Watch to learn more about the collections and how to use these fabulous materials.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/11/walter-mondale-and-the-public-affairs-collection/feed/ 0 2:25 The Minnesota Historical Society holds the Walter F. Mondale Papers and has one of the nationrsquo;s premier collections of government, politics, and public affairs materials. ... The Minnesota Historical Society holds the Walter F. Mondale Papers and has one of the nationrsquo;s premier collections of government, politics, and public affairs materials. Watch to learn more about the collections and how to use these fabulous materials. Learn More: Walter F. Mondale Collection Government, Politics, and Public Affairs Attend an Evening with Mondale and the Public Affairs Collection Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Shoes on Parade: Highlights from the Minnesota Historical Society’s Footwear Collection http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/10/shoes-on-parade-highlights-from-the-minnesota-historical-societys-footwear-collection/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/10/shoes-on-parade-highlights-from-the-minnesota-historical-societys-footwear-collection/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:11:22 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=9993 View footwear highlights from the Minnesota Historical Society’s Collection featuring styles from the 18th century, through the 1920s, into the 1960s, and beyond.

Created by Lizzie Ehrenhalt

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/10/shoes-on-parade-highlights-from-the-minnesota-historical-societys-footwear-collection/feed/ 1 1:48 View footwear highlights from the Minnesota Historical Society's Collection featuring styles from the 18th century, through the 1920s, into the 1960s, and beyond. Created by Lizzie ... View footwear highlights from the Minnesota Historical Society's Collection featuring styles from the 18th century, through the 1920s, into the 1960s, and beyond. Created by Lizzie Ehrenhalt Learn More: More shoes! in Collections Online Materials about shoes in the Library Collection Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Firefighting in Minnesota: A Salute to the Fallen http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/09/firefighting-in-minnesota-a-salute-to-the-fallen/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/09/firefighting-in-minnesota-a-salute-to-the-fallen/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:21:58 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=9825 On September 30, 2012 a memorial for Minnesota’s fallen firefighters will be dedicated on the State Capitol grounds.  This podcast highlights both the memorial and the Minnesota Historical Society’s collections related to firefighting in Minnesota.

Sondra Reierson, Collections Assistant

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/09/firefighting-in-minnesota-a-salute-to-the-fallen/feed/ 1 4:24 On September 30, 2012 a memorial for Minnesota's fallen firefighters will be dedicated on the State Capitol grounds.nbsp; This podcast highlights both the memorial and ... On September 30, 2012 a memorial for Minnesota's fallen firefighters will be dedicated on the State Capitol grounds.nbsp; This podcast highlights both the memorial and the Minnesota Historical Societyrsquo;s collections related to firefighting in Minnesota. Sondra Reierson, Collections Assistant Learn More: Seenbsp;Collections Online to view photographs and artifacts related to firefighting in Minnesota Seenbsp;History Center Library website to search for books and manuscript collections Visit the History Center Library, where staff can show you how to request materials and view film footage For details about the memorial and the dedication ceremony, visitnbsp;http://www.mnfireservicefoundation.org/ ornbsp;http://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaFireServiceFoundation Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
The Road to Prohibition http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/08/the-road-to-prohibition/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/08/the-road-to-prohibition/#comments Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:31:41 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=9441

In 1919 the Eighteenth Amendment was passed, banning the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol in the United States.  Just a year before the law went into effect, Minnesota could boast 37 breweries producing over a million barrels of fermented liquors and distributing them to over 3,000 retail liquor dealers.  In Minnesota, as in the nation as a whole, Prohibition was hardly established through consensus.

At the turn of the 20th Century, about 70% of Minnesota’s population was either first or second generation American, so ethnic attitudes toward alcohol were very influential.  Much of the state’s population favored moderation rather than total abstinence, but each group had some kind of temperance tradition.

The national temperance movement had been gaining steam in the United States since the 1870s, spurred by the growth of temperance organizations such as the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, or WCTU, the Anti-Saloon League, and the Prohibition Party.

The Minnesota Prohibition Party first entered a State gubernatorial race in 1869 and saw a surge in popularity in the 1880s, when Minnesota began enacting licensing fees for saloons as a way to encourage temperance.  The Party began gaining real momentum after the turn of the twentieth century, winning its first seats in the Minnesota House in 1906.  By 1915 a “county option” bill was passed by the Minnesota legislature, allowing entire counties to  vote themselves dry.

World War I also facilitated prohibitionists’ goals. Wartime rationing led to the Food and Fuel Control Act, passed in August, 1917, which prohibited the use of foodstuffs in the manufacture of liquor across the country.  And anti-German hysteria fueled by the Great War was channeled against German brewers, including Minnesota’s own Schell’s, Hamm’s, Yoerg, and Schmidt.  The Anti-Saloon league went so far as to declare that “German brewers [...] have rendered thousands of men inefficient and are thus crippling the Republic in its war against Prussian militarism.”

The War Time Prohibition Act was passed in 1918 in order to save grain for the war effort.  Meanwhile, in December 1917, a constitutional amendment resolution was passed and sent to the States for ratification.  Minnesota’s 1918 referendum on the amendment failed narrowly but on January 17th, 1919, the Minnesota Legislature ratified the federal Prohibition Amendment, making Minnesota the 39th State to ratify the Eighteenth Amendment, which went into effect on January 17, 1920.

Congress passed the National Prohibition Act to enforce the 18th Amendment.  The law was sponsored by Minnesota’s Republican Congressman from Granite Falls, Andrew Volstead.  Volstead was not a radical prohibitionist but sponsored the Act because, as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, he was expected to do so.  The Volstead Act, while established the legal definition of intoxicating liquor and the penalties for producing it, was poorly enforced.

The ban on alcohol not only lacked popular consensus, but was difficult to enforce because of the public demand for illegal alcohol, which made criminals of producers and consumers.  The nation would soon face the unintended consequences of prohibition: bootlegging, gambling, prostitution, organized crime, and corruption. While prohibition was in effect, Minnesota’s capitol city became a haven for gangsters such as John Dillinger, Babyface Nelson, Alvin Karpis, and the Barker gang.  See the podcast “St. Paul: Gangster Haven” for details.

By 1933, widespread disrespect for the law led to the passage of the 21st Amendment, which remains the only constitutional amendment approved for the explicit purpose of repealing another amendment.  Prohibition officially ended December 15, 1933, to the delight of many Minnesotans, who waited in long lines at local breweries to enjoy their first legal beer in thirteen years.

Sondra Reierson, Collections Assistant

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/08/the-road-to-prohibition/feed/ 1 4:16 In 1919 the Eighteenth Amendment was passed, banning the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol in the United States.nbsp; Just a year before the law ... In 1919 the Eighteenth Amendment was passed, banning the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol in the United States.nbsp; Just a year before the law went into effect, Minnesota could boast 37 breweries producing over a million barrels of fermented liquors and distributing them to over 3,000 retail liquor dealers.nbsp; In Minnesota, as in the nation as a whole, Prohibition was hardly established through consensus. At the turn of the 20th Century, about 70% of Minnesotarsquo;s population was either first or second generation American, so ethnic attitudes toward alcohol were very influential.nbsp; Much of the statersquo;s population favored moderation rather than total abstinence, but each group had some kind of temperance tradition. The national temperance movement had been gaining steam in the United States since the 1870s, spurred by the growth of temperance organizations such as the Womenrsquo;s Christian Temperance Union, or WCTU, the Anti-Saloon League, and the Prohibition Party. The Minnesota Prohibition Party first entered a State gubernatorial race in 1869 and saw a surge in popularity in the 1880s, when Minnesota began enacting licensing fees for saloons as a way to encourage temperance.nbsp; The Party began gaining real momentum after the turn of the twentieth century, winning its first seats in the Minnesota House in 1906.nbsp; By 1915 a ldquo;county optionrdquo; bill was passed by the Minnesota legislature, allowing entire counties tonbsp; vote themselves dry. World War I also facilitated prohibitionistsrsquo; goals. Wartime rationing led to the Food and Fuel Control Act, passed in August, 1917, which prohibited the use of foodstuffs in the manufacture of liquor across the country.nbsp; And anti-German hysteria fueled by the Great War was channeled against German brewers, including Minnesotarsquo;s own Schellrsquo;s, Hammrsquo;s, Yoerg, and Schmidt.nbsp; The Anti-Saloon league went so far as to declare that ldquo;German brewers [...] have rendered thousands of men inefficient and are thus crippling the Republic in its war against Prussian militarism.rdquo; The War Time Prohibition Act was passed in 1918 in order to save grain for the war effort.nbsp; Meanwhile, in December 1917, a constitutional amendment resolution was passed and sent to the States for ratification.nbsp; Minnesotarsquo;s 1918 referendum on the amendment failed narrowly but on January 17th, 1919, the Minnesota Legislature ratified the federal Prohibition Amendment, making Minnesota the 39th State to ratify the Eighteenth Amendment, which went into effect on January 17, 1920. Congress passed the National Prohibition Act to enforce the 18th Amendment.nbsp; The law was sponsored by Minnesotarsquo;s Republican Congressman from Granite Falls, Andrew Volstead.nbsp; Volstead was not a radical prohibitionist but sponsored the Act because, as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, he was expected to do so.nbsp; The Volstead Act, while established the legal definition of intoxicating liquor and the penalties for producing it, was poorly enforced. The ban on alcohol not only lacked popular consensus, but was difficult to enforce because of the public demand for illegal alcohol, which made criminals of producers and consumers.nbsp; The nation would soon face the unintended consequences of prohibition: bootlegging, gambling,nbsp;prostitution, organized crime, and corruption. While prohibition was in effect, Minnesotarsquo;s capitol city became a haven for gangsters such as John Dillinger, Babyface Nelson, Alvin Karpis, and the Barker gang.nbsp; See the podcast ldquo;St. Paul: Gangster Havenrdquo; for details. By 1933, widespread disrespect for the law led to the passage of the 21st Amendment, which remains the only constitutional amendment approved for the explicit purpose of repealing another amendment.nbsp; Prohibition officially ended December 15, 1933, to the delight of many Minnesotans, who waited in long... Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Inventions of Champions: How Minnesota Changed Breakfast http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/07/inventions-of-champions-how-minnesota-changed-breakfast/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/07/inventions-of-champions-how-minnesota-changed-breakfast/#comments Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:35:42 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=8955 For many Americans, the word “breakfast” conjures up images of hearty bowls of cereal and toasters popping out slices of golden-brown bread. But it hasn’t always been this way.  Explore how breakfast has changed over time and learn about Minnesotans’ impact on this most important and delicious meal of the day!


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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/07/inventions-of-champions-how-minnesota-changed-breakfast/feed/ 1 5:28 For many Americans, the word "breakfast" conjures up images of hearty bowls of cereal and toasters popping out slices of golden-brown bread. But it hasn't ... For many Americans, the word "breakfast" conjures up images of hearty bowls of cereal and toasters popping out slices of golden-brown bread. But it hasn't always been this way. nbsp;Explore how breakfast has changed over time and learn about Minnesotans' impact on this most important and delicious meal of the day! Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Have Sticker, Will Travel: Minnesota State Park Stickers http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/06/have-sticker-will-travel-minnesota-state-park-stickers/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/06/have-sticker-will-travel-minnesota-state-park-stickers/#comments Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:40:33 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=8660 A recent acquisition of the State Archives came from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Included in this was a complete set of State Park Entrance Stickers. This podcast provides a brief history of use of Minnesota State Parks entrance stickers. State Archives collections are available through the Minnesota Historical Society’s Library.

Music Credit: Jason Shaw, Travel Light, at http://audionautix.com/(CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/06/have-sticker-will-travel-minnesota-state-park-stickers/feed/ 2 4:34 A recent acquisition of the State Archives came from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Included in this was a complete set of State ... A recent acquisition of the State Archives came from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Included in this was a complete set of State Park Entrance Stickers. This podcast provides a brief history of use of Minnesota State Parks entrance stickers. State Archives collections are available through the Minnesota Historical Society's Library. Music Credit: Jason Shaw, Travel Light, at http://audionautix.com/(CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Learn More: More information on the State Archive's recent DNR acquisition More information about Minnesota State Parks Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Two Constitutions? http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/05/two-constitution/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/05/two-constitution/#comments Wed, 30 May 2012 22:12:32 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=8405 Minnesota is governed by two constitutions – why? Watch this short video to learn more. Hint: politicians not getting along is nothing new.

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Music credit:

“Indiana Polka” By Edmund Jaeger, arranged by J. Schatzman, originally published 1856. From the Library of Congress, Civil War Band Music site.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/05/two-constitution/feed/ 0 2:00 Minnesota is governed by two constitutions - why? Watch this short video to learn more. Hint: politicians not getting along is nothing new. Learn More: We the ... Minnesota is governed by two constitutions - why? Watch this short video to learn more. Hint: politicians not getting along is nothing new. Learn More: We the People: The First Official Printing of the U.S. Constitution is on view at the History Center through July 4, 2012 See full scans of the two Minnesota State Constitutions Music credit: "Indiana Polka" By Edmund Jaeger, arranged by J. Schatzman, originally published 1856. From the Library of Congress, Civil War Band Music site. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Photographing Minnehaha Falls http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/05/photographing-minnehaha-falls/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/05/photographing-minnehaha-falls/#comments Thu, 10 May 2012 21:19:01 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=8203

With summer just around the corner and prime picnicking season already upon us, we present a century’s worth of images of that perennial warm-weather sightseeing destination: Minnehaha Falls. Tourists and naturalists alike have long appreciated the falls and surrounding parkland for their dramatic views, shady woods and abundant wildlife. Luckily for future generations, they documented their trips in photographs, many of which are preserved in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society.

Music credit: Cian Nugent, “Grass Above My Head,” recorded live at WFMU on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell, December 16, 2011 (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/05/photographing-minnehaha-falls/feed/ 2 2:21 With summer just around the corner and prime picnicking season already upon us, we present a century's worth of images of that perennial warm-weather sightseeing ... With summer just around the corner and prime picnicking season already upon us, we present a century's worth of images of that perennial warm-weather sightseeing destination: Minnehaha Falls. Tourists and naturalists alike have long appreciated the falls and surrounding parkland for their dramatic views, shady woods and abundant wildlife. Luckily for future generations, they documented their trips in photographs, many of which are preserved in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Music credit: Cian Nugent, "Grass Above My Head," recorded live at WFMU on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell, December 16, 2011 (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Release of the 1940 Federal Census http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/04/release-of-the-1940-federal-census/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/04/release-of-the-1940-federal-census/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:26:02 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=7906 This short video addresses the release of the 1940 Federal Census, including what kind of information it contains and how to access it. It also mentions the resources the Minnesota Historical Society has to help find people in it, as indexing will not be complete for another six months or so.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/04/release-of-the-1940-federal-census/feed/ 0 2:37 This short video addresses the release of the 1940 Federal Census, including what kind of information it contains and how to access it. It ... This short video addresses the release of the 1940 Federal Census, including what kind of information it contains and how to access it. It also mentions the resources the Minnesota Historical Society has to help find people in it, as indexing will not be complete for another six months or so. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Moving the Sessions Laws http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/03/moving-the-sessions-laws/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/03/moving-the-sessions-laws/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:44:05 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=7802 The Minnesota Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, recently requested the transfer of the state’s Session Laws to the State Archives of the Minnesota Historical Society. This podcast describes these important historical records, shows the moving process, and explains how they will be preserved for future generations.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/03/moving-the-sessions-laws/feed/ 0 6:47 The Minnesota Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, recently requested the transfer of the state's Session Laws to the State Archives of the Minnesota Historical Society. ... The Minnesota Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, recently requested the transfer of the state's Session Laws to the State Archives of the Minnesota Historical Society. This podcast describes these important historical records, shows the moving process, and explains how they will be preserved for future generations. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Introducing Collections Online http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/03/introducing-collections-online/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/03/introducing-collections-online/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:33:13 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=7596 Have you been wondering how to use our fabulous new search tool, Collections Online? Take a look at this video for helpful hints to get started finding photographs, objects, artwork, oral histories, moving images, maps, and more! You control the search; you have the power to make it as wide or narrow as need be, so have fun searching!

Music credit: Sometimes (Michael Chapman) / CCBY 3.0

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/03/introducing-collections-online/feed/ 0 6:31 Have you been wondering how to use our fabulous new search tool, Collections Online? Take a look at this video for helpful hints to get ... Have you been wondering how to use our fabulous new search tool, Collections Online? Take a look at this video for helpful hints to get started finding photographs, objects, artwork, oral histories, moving images, maps, and more! You control the search; you have the power to make it as wide or narrow as need be, so have fun searching! Music credit: Sometimes (Michael Chapman) / CCBY 3.0 Learn More: Collections Online Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
What a Picture is Worth: The Sadie and Emma Ray Photography Collection http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/02/what-a-picture-is-worth-the-sadie-and-emma-ray-photography-collection/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/02/what-a-picture-is-worth-the-sadie-and-emma-ray-photography-collection/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:59:15 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=7418 When genealogists set out to piece together the lives of their research subjects, they often concentrate on text-based sources like letters, city directories and vital records. But photographs also provide a wealth of information about the lives of the people they capture, and can be used to fill in gaps in written histories. The Sadie and Emma Ray Photography Collection takes viewers on a tour through 25 years of one Minnesota family’s life at the beginning of the twentieth century, its images offering an emotional depth that can be hard to find in a birth certificate or census form.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/02/what-a-picture-is-worth-the-sadie-and-emma-ray-photography-collection/feed/ 5 6:40 When genealogists set out to piece together the lives of their research subjects, they often concentrate on text-based sources like letters, city directories and vital ... When genealogists set out to piece together the lives of their research subjects, they often concentrate on text-based sources like letters, city directories and vital records. But photographs also provide a wealth of information about the lives of the people they capture, and can be used to fill in gaps in written histories. The Sadie and Emma Ray Photography Collection takes viewers on a tour through 25 years of one Minnesota family's life at the beginning of the twentieth century, its images offering an emotional depth that can be hard to find in a birth certificate or census form. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Becoming a Citizen: Naturalization Records, 1850 – 1930 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/02/becoming-a-citizen-naturalization-records-1850-1930/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/02/becoming-a-citizen-naturalization-records-1850-1930/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:16:34 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=7260 In a nation of immigrants, becoming a citizen — being “naturalized” — has been an important part of our personal and national history. The naturalization process, and the records that document that process, have changed over time. Learn about these changes and about related resources available at the Minnesota Historical Society Library.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/02/becoming-a-citizen-naturalization-records-1850-1930/feed/ 0 3:56 In a nation of immigrants, becoming a citizen -- being "naturalized" -- has been an important part of our personal and national history. ... In a nation of immigrants, becoming a citizen -- being "naturalized" -- has been an important part of our personal and national history. The naturalization process, and the records that document that process, have changed over time. Learn about these changes and about related resources available at the Minnesota Historical Society Library. Learn More: Family History Immigration Resources in the Library Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
History on Ice! http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/01/history-on-ice/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/01/history-on-ice/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:04:07 +0000 Lizzie Ehrenhalt http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=7013 Ice skating has long been part of Minnesota’s identity and winter traditions. In this podcast we examine the beginnings of the sport in the state as well as some early innovators who had national and worldwide impact. Enjoy the history, and then get out there – the ice is perfect!
Sondra Reierson


Music credit:  Chabrier – España ft. NE Iowa high school musicians (Jason Weinberger & the WCFSO) / CC BY 3.0

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/01/history-on-ice/feed/ 1 4:05 Ice skating has long been part of Minnesotarsquo;s identity and winter traditions. In this podcast we examine the beginnings of the sport in the state ... Ice skating has long been part of Minnesotarsquo;s identity and winter traditions. In this podcast we examine the beginnings of the sport in the state as well as some early innovators who had national and worldwide impact. Enjoy the history, and then get out there ndash; the ice is perfect! Sondra Reierson Music credit: nbsp;Chabrier - Espantilde;a ft. NE Iowa high school musicians (Jason Weinberger #38; the WCFSO) / CC BY 3.0 Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
The Hill House Servants: Life Downstairs http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/01/the-hill-house-servants-life-downstairs/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/01/the-hill-house-servants-life-downstairs/#comments Fri, 06 Jan 2012 23:06:29 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=6879 Not unlike the divided household of Downton Abbey, we have a dramatic example of upstairs/downstairs life right here in Minnesota. The “Empire Builder” James J. Hill and his family were the primary occupants of 240 Summit Avenue but another, less familiar group of people lived there as well: the 10 to 12 live-in domestic servants who did the cleaning, cooking, laundry, and maintenance work at the house. In piecing together the stories of these servants, information is culled from a variety of sources that can be found in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2012/01/the-hill-house-servants-life-downstairs/feed/ 0 5:05 Not unlike the divided household of Downton Abbey, we have a dramatic example of upstairs/downstairs life right here in Minnesota. The ldquo;Empire Builderrdquo; James J. ... Not unlike the divided household of Downton Abbey, we have a dramatic example of upstairs/downstairs life right here in Minnesota. The ldquo;Empire Builderrdquo; James J. Hill and his family were the primary occupants of 240 Summit Avenue but another, less familiar group of people lived there as well: the 10 to 12 live-in domestic servants who did the cleaning, cooking, laundry, and maintenance work at the house. In piecing together the stories of these servants, information is culled from a variety of sources that can be found in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Beyond the Doughboy: Minnesota Mascots http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/12/beyond-the-doughboy-minnesota-mascots/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/12/beyond-the-doughboy-minnesota-mascots/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2011 22:55:38 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=6686 Explore the curious, cute, weird, and wonderful world of mascots who represent the Great State of Minnesota. From a lumberjack and Twins to a gopher and a duck, the mascots are a recognizable part of life in Minnesota and often our ambassadors to the world beyond.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/12/beyond-the-doughboy-minnesota-mascots/feed/ 3 4:51 Explore the curious, cute, weird, and wonderful world of mascots who represent the Great State of Minnesota. From a lumberjack and Twins to a gopher ... Explore the curious, cute, weird, and wonderful world of mascots who represent the Great State of Minnesota. From a lumberjack and Twins to a gopher and a duck, the mascots are a recognizable part of life in Minnesota and often our ambassadors to the world beyond. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Primary vs. Secondary Sources http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/11/primary-vs-secondary-sources/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/11/primary-vs-secondary-sources/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2011 22:40:04 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=6180 Often students come in to the Library with assignments to do research in primary source materials, but find that they’re not quite sure what a primary source is. This video provides a brief discussion of primary and secondary sources with examples from the Society’s collections.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/11/primary-vs-secondary-sources/feed/ 0 2:18 Often students come in to the Library with assignments to do research in primary source materials, but find that they're not quite sure what ... Often students come in to the Library with assignments to do research in primary source materials, but find that they're not quite sure what a primary source is. This video provides a brief discussion of primary and secondary sources with examples from the Society's collections. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
A Brief History of Bow Ties http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/11/a-brief-history-of-bow-ties/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/11/a-brief-history-of-bow-ties/#comments Tue, 01 Nov 2011 14:20:45 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=5957 This informative piece on the history of bow ties focuses on those in the Minnesota Historical Society’s Collection. Consider updating your look using tried and true retro fashion! Part of the ‘Things Used to be Cooler’ series. Watch for more fashion and living tips from the past coming soon!

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/11/a-brief-history-of-bow-ties/feed/ 0 3:23 This informative piece on the history of bow ties focuses on those in the Minnesota Historical Society's Collection. Consider updating your look using tried and ... This informative piece on the history of bow ties focuses on those in the Minnesota Historical Society's Collection. Consider updating your look using tried and true retro fashion! Part of the 'Things Used to be Cooler' series. Watch for more fashion and living tips from the past coming soon! Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
The 1968 Exhibit http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/10/the-1968-exhibit/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/10/the-1968-exhibit/#comments Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:13:37 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=5670 The events, politics, movements, music and television of the late Sixties return in The 1968 Exhibit. Objects Curator Matt Anderson takes a look at some of the exhibit’s artifacts drawn from the Minnesota Historical Society’s collection.

Music credit: “Slow Burn,” performed by Kevin MacLeod (CC BY 3.0).

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/10/the-1968-exhibit/feed/ 0 3:38 The events, politics, movements, music and television of the late Sixties return in The 1968 Exhibit. Objects Curator Matt Anderson takes a look at some ... The events, politics, movements, music and television of the late Sixties return in The 1968 Exhibit. Objects Curator Matt Anderson takes a look at some of the exhibitrsquo;s artifacts drawn from the Minnesota Historical Societyrsquo;s collection. Music credit: "Slow Burn," performed by Kevin MacLeod (CC BY 3.0). Learn More: The 1968 Exhibit American Indian Movement (AIM) Hubert H. Humphrey Eugene McCarthy Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
The Kensington Runestone: a Minnesota Mystery http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/09/the-kensington-runestone-a-minnesota-mystery/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/09/the-kensington-runestone-a-minnesota-mystery/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:04:10 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=5505 The Kensington Runestone has been a point of controversy, contention, pride, and interest since it was discovered in 1898 by Swedish immigrant farmer Olof Ohman. Reference Specialist Debbie Miller discusses the story behind this important piece of Minnesota history and some of the resources the Minnesota Historical Society has relating to it. Uppsala University Professor Henrik Williams also gives a brief introduction to what runes are and what they are not.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/09/the-kensington-runestone-a-minnesota-mystery/feed/ 0 5:08 The Kensington Runestone has been a point of controversy, contention, pride, and interest since it was discovered in 1898 by Swedish immigrant farmer Olof ... The Kensington Runestone has been a point of controversy, contention, pride, and interest since it was discovered in 1898 by Swedish immigrant farmer Olof Ohman. Reference Specialist Debbie Miller discusses the story behind this important piece of Minnesota history and some of the resources the Minnesota Historical Society has relating to it. Uppsala University Professor Henrik Williams also gives a brief introduction to what runes are and what they are not. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Spectacular Fair: the Minnesota State Fair http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/08/spectacular-fair-the-minnesota-state-fair/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/08/spectacular-fair-the-minnesota-state-fair/#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2011 15:00:52 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=5115 The Minnesota State Fair is nothing if not full of spectacle. Collections Assistant Christopher Welter shares a few of the thousands of State Fair photos in the Society’s collection, with a special emphasis on the fair’s more spectacular offerings over the years.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/08/spectacular-fair-the-minnesota-state-fair/feed/ 0 1:47 The Minnesota State Fair is nothing if not full of spectacle. Collections Assistant Christopher Welter shares a few of the thousands of State Fair photos ... The Minnesota State Fair is nothing if not full of spectacle. Collections Assistant Christopher Welter shares a few of the thousands of State Fair photos in the Societyrsquo;s collection, with a special emphasis on the fairrsquo;s more spectacular offerings over the years. Learn More: See more State Fair images Minnesota State Fair Walking Tour Watch Minnesota State Fair in Archival Footage Purchase book about the State Fair from the MHS Press Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Railroad Collections at the Minnesota Historical Society http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/08/railroad-collections-at-the-minnesota-historical-society/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/08/railroad-collections-at-the-minnesota-historical-society/#comments Tue, 09 Aug 2011 20:17:31 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=4928 Minnesota has a vast railroad history, both as a gateway to the Pacific Northwest and as home to several major railroad companies. The Society’s collections document this legacy through artifacts used on the railroads and through the corporate papers of the Great Northern, the Northern Pacific, the Soo Line and others. Curator Matt Anderson and Reference Librarian Hamp Smith take a closer look at these collections.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/08/railroad-collections-at-the-minnesota-historical-society/feed/ 0 5:03 Minnesota has a vast railroad history, both as a gateway to the Pacific Northwest and as home to several major railroad companies. The Societyrsquo;s collections ... Minnesota has a vast railroad history, both as a gateway to the Pacific Northwest and as home to several major railroad companies. The Societyrsquo;s collections document this legacy through artifacts used on the railroads and through the corporate papers of the Great Northern, the Northern Pacific, the Soo Line and others. Curator Matt Anderson and Reference Librarian Hamp Smith take a closer look at these collections. Learn More: History Topics: Building Railroads Family History #38; Genealogy Resources: Railroad Records James J. Hill Family Collection Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Political Landscape: Jerome Liebling’s Minnesota Capitol Photographs, 1956 – 1969 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/07/political-landscape-jerome-liebling%e2%80%99s-minnesota-capitol-photographs-1956-1969/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/07/political-landscape-jerome-liebling%e2%80%99s-minnesota-capitol-photographs-1956-1969/#comments Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:45:20 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=4672

Jerome Liebling began his career as a photographer in New York in the 1940s. In 1949, his move to Minnesota shifted his work to a more rural landscape. His art, however, maintained its focus on people and the spaces that they occupy. During the late 1950s, a time when Minnesota was becoming nationally known for its politics, Liebling began photographing Minnesotan politicians. Recently, Jerome Liebling donated to the Minnesota Historical Society nearly 200 black and white photographs of these images, the majority of which are documenting activities of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. During his years in Minnesota, he trained countless artist photographers in the Fine Arts department at the University of Minnesota. In this way, as did the politicians in his photographs, Jerome Liebling has left his own legacy in our state.  He passed away on July 27, 2011.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/07/political-landscape-jerome-liebling%e2%80%99s-minnesota-capitol-photographs-1956-1969/feed/ 3 00:01:01 Jerome Liebling began his career as a photographer in New York in the 1940s. In 1949, his move to Minnesota shifted his work to a ... Jerome Liebling began his career as a photographer in New York in the 1940s. In 1949, his move to Minnesota shifted his work to a more rural landscape. His art, however, maintained its focus on people and the spaces that they occupy. During the late 1950s, a time when Minnesota was becoming nationally known for its politics, Liebling began photographing Minnesotan politicians. Recently, Jerome Liebling donated to the Minnesota Historical Society nearly 200 black and white photographs of these images, the majority of which are documenting activities of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. During his years in Minnesota, he trained countless artist photographers in the Fine Arts department at the University of Minnesota. In this way, as did the politicians in his photographs, Jerome Liebling has left his own legacy in our state.nbsp; He passed away on July 27, 2011. Learn More: Photos by Jerome Liebling in the Minnesota Historical Society's collection More photos by Jerome Liebling The 1968 Exhibit Blog: Wallace Visits MN, Liebling is there Item of the Day Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Michael J. Dowling Silent Film http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/06/michael-j-dowling-silent-film/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/06/michael-j-dowling-silent-film/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2011 17:04:05 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=4482 The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to make available a silent film clip featuring Michael J. Dowling (1866-1921). Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessmen, and spokesperson for those with physical disabilities lost both legs, most of one arm and part of another to frostbite when he was young. During and after World War I Dowling crusaded for the rehabilitation of veterans disabled during the war. This film clip, first shown at a meeting of the American Medical Association in 1918, graphically demonstrates how Mr. Dowling was able to function very successfully in spite of his handicap. He is shown driving a car, traveling, and conducting regular business operations. This film when fully cataloged will become part of the Dowling family papers and available for research use in the MHS Library.

A quote from Mr. Dowling after the film premiere: “Now, an arm being gone is a mere bagatelle, two arms don’t amount to anything, and I can assure you from personal experience that it doesn’t mean anything to have both legs and both hands gone. There is just as much fun in living. What the so-called cripple needs is not charity but a chance.”

Duane Swanson
Manuscripts Curator


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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/06/michael-j-dowling-silent-film/feed/ 0 6:52 The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to make available a silent film clip featuring Michael J. Dowling (1866-1921). Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessmen, ... The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to make available a silent film clip featuring Michael J. Dowling (1866-1921). Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessmen, and spokesperson for those with physical disabilities lost both legs, most of one arm and part of another to frostbite when he was young. During and after World War I Dowling crusaded for the rehabilitation of veterans disabled during the war. This film clip, first shown at a meeting of the American Medical Association in 1918, graphically demonstrates how Mr. Dowling was able to function very successfully in spite of his handicap. He is shown driving a car, traveling, and conducting regular business operations. This film when fully cataloged will become part of the Dowling family papers and available for research use in the MHS Library. A quote from Mr. Dowling after the film premiere: ldquo;Now, an arm being gone is a mere bagatelle, two arms donrsquo;t amount to anything, and I can assure you from personal experience that it doesnrsquo;t mean anything to have both legs and both hands gone. There is just as much fun in living. What the so-called cripple needs is not charity but a chance.rdquo; Duane Swanson Manuscripts Curator Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Don’t Say Underwear, Say Munsingwear http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/05/dont-say-underwear-say-munsingwear/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/05/dont-say-underwear-say-munsingwear/#comments Thu, 05 May 2011 16:05:12 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=3986 For nearly 100 years after its founding in 1886, the Munsingwear Company was known for its innovations in both style and manufacturing techniques and materials. The largest producer of branded underwear in the U.S., it was also the largest employer of women in Minnesota. Curator Linda McShannock explores the company’s numerous “firsts” over the course of its 100 year history, embodied by the slogan “Don’t say underwear – say Munsingwear”

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/05/dont-say-underwear-say-munsingwear/feed/ 1 4:45 For nearly 100 years after its founding in 1886, the Munsingwear Company was known for its innovations in both style and manufacturing techniques and materials. ... For nearly 100 years after its founding in 1886, the Munsingwear Company was known for its innovations in both style and manufacturing techniques and materials. The largest producer of branded underwear in the U.S., it was also the largest employer of women in Minnesota. Curator Linda McShannock explores the company's numerous "firsts" over the course of its 100 year history, embodied by the slogan "Don't say underwear - say Munsingwear" Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
War for the West: Minnesota regiments in the Civil War http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/04/war-for-the-west-minnesota-regiments-in-the-civil-war/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/04/war-for-the-west-minnesota-regiments-in-the-civil-war/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2011 17:17:05 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=3545 While the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry is well known for its service at Gettysburg, the state sent 21 other military units to the Civil War. In this episode, Brian Pease shares the stories of three of Minnesota’s lesser known units, each of which made important contributions in the war’s Western Theater.

The return of four of Minnesota’s recently-conserved battle flags to the State Capitol will be celebrated with Civil War Flag Day at the Capitol on Saturday, April 9. The event is free and open to the public.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/04/war-for-the-west-minnesota-regiments-in-the-civil-war/feed/ 0 6:02 While the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry is well known for its service at Gettysburg, the state sent 21 other military units to the Civil ... While the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry is well known for its service at Gettysburg, the state sent 21 other military units to the Civil War. In this episode, Brian Pease shares the stories of three of Minnesotarsquo;s lesser known units, each of which made important contributions in the warrsquo;s Western Theater. The return of four of Minnesotarsquo;s recently-conserved battle flags to the State Capitol will be celebrated with Civil War Flag Day at the Capitol on Saturday, April 9. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more: Conserving MN Battle Flags Civil War Daybook Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
March of the Doughboys http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/03/march-of-the-doughboys/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/03/march-of-the-doughboys/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2011 18:56:40 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=3386

We celebrate the Pillsbury Doughboy, arguably Minnesota’s best-known advertising icon, with a look at some of the nearly 600 objects in the Minnesota Historical Society’s collection that feature Poppin’ Fresh. Many of these items are drawn from the Richard Ferrell Flour Milling Industry History Collection.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/03/march-of-the-doughboys/feed/ 0 3:34 We celebrate the Pillsbury Doughboy, arguably Minnesotarsquo;s best-known advertising icon, with a look at some of the nearly 600 objects in the Minnesota Historical Societyrsquo;s ... We celebrate the Pillsbury Doughboy, arguably Minnesotarsquo;s best-known advertising icon, with a look at some of the nearly 600 objects in the Minnesota Historical Societyrsquo;s collection that feature Poppinrsquo; Fresh. Many of these items are drawn from the Richard Ferrell Flour Milling Industry History Collection. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Bringing your class to the library http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/03/bringing-your-class-to-the-library/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/03/bringing-your-class-to-the-library/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 16:13:38 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=3390 Did you know that as a teacher you can bring your class to visit the library? Once here, your students can use our books, audio-visual materials, newspapers, maps, manuscript collections, and public records to research local historical events and topics in Minnesota’s history.

For more information, visit the library’s class visits page.


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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/03/bringing-your-class-to-the-library/feed/ 0 3:50 Did you know that as a teacher you can bring your class to visit the library? Once here, your students can use our books, audio-visual ... Did you know that as a teacher you can bring your class to visit the library? Once here, your students can use our books, audio-visual materials, newspapers, maps, manuscript collections, and public records to research local historical events and topics in Minnesota's history. For more information, visit the library's class visits page. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Donation Decisions: An Inside Look http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/02/donation-decisions-an-inside-look/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/02/donation-decisions-an-inside-look/#comments Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:48:56 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=3147 Bringing a new donation into the collection isn’t a simple matter. Curators evaluate each offer based on its physical condition, its unique story, and its potential exhibit and research uses. In this episode, we take a behind-the-scenes look at the Minnesota Historical Society’s thorough and thoughtful donation process.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/02/donation-decisions-an-inside-look/feed/ 3 3:29 Bringing a new donation into the collection isn't a simple matter. Curators evaluate each offer based on its physical condition, its unique story, ... Bringing a new donation into the collection isn't a simple matter. Curators evaluate each offer based on its physical condition, its unique story, and its potential exhibit and research uses. In this episode, we take a behind-the-scenes look at the Minnesota Historical Society's thorough and thoughtfulnbsp;donation process. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
St. Paul Winter Carnival http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/01/st-paul-winter-carnival/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/01/st-paul-winter-carnival/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 22:00:38 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1485 It’s time once again for the St. Paul Winter Carnival, and Reference Librarian Hamp Smith celebrates with a look at Winter Carnival materials in the Society’s collections. Highlights include photographs, personal diaries, marching uniforms, and film footage of the 1916 and 1942 parades.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/01/st-paul-winter-carnival/feed/ 3 5:10 It's time once again for the St. Paul Winter Carnival, and Reference Librarian Hamp Smith celebrates with a look at Winter Carnival materials in the ... It's time once again for the St. Paul Winter Carnival, and Reference Librarian Hamp Smith celebrates with a look at Winter Carnival materials in the Society's collections. Highlights include photographs, personal diaries, marching uniforms, and film footage of the 1916 and 1942 parades. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
St. Paul’s Trailblazing Policewoman http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/01/st-pauls-trailblazing-policeowman/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/01/st-pauls-trailblazing-policeowman/#comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:12:21 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=2843 Carolen Bailey was a pioneer for women in law enforcement across the country and especially in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she spent her career proving a woman’s ability to perform the same duties as her male counterparts. Working her way up from the Juvenile Division, Bailey became the first female homicide investigator in Saint Paul in 1969. Collections Assistant Sondra Reierson shares the story of Mrs. Bailey and highlights some of the objects and papers she donated to the Minnesota Historical Society in 1991.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2011/01/st-pauls-trailblazing-policeowman/feed/ 0 4:06 Carolen Bailey was a pioneer for women in law enforcement across the country and especially in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she spent her career proving ... Carolen Bailey was a pioneer for women in law enforcement across the country and especially in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she spent her career proving a womanrsquo;s ability to perform the same duties as her male counterparts. Working her way up from the Juvenile Division, Bailey became the first female homicide investigator in Saint Paul in 1969. Collections Assistant Sondra Reierson shares the story of Mrs. Bailey and highlights some of the objects and papers she donated to the Minnesota Historical Society in 1991. Learn More: Finding aid for materials relating to Carolen Bailey Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Victorian Wire Wrap Ornaments http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/12/victorian-wire-wrap-ornaments/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/12/victorian-wire-wrap-ornaments/#comments Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:15:01 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=2575 The Minnesota Historical Society holds many Christmas-related objects, including a number of elaborate, hand-made ornaments from the Victorian era. Volunteer Kelly Ryan explains the materials and techniques commonly used in making these ornaments and highlights several examples from the Collection.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/12/victorian-wire-wrap-ornaments/feed/ 0 4:09 The Minnesota Historical Society holds many Christmas-related objects, including a number of elaborate, hand-made ornaments from the Victorian era. Volunteer Kelly Ryan explains ... The Minnesota Historical Society holds many Christmas-related objects, including a number of elaborate, hand-made ornaments from the Victorian era. Volunteer Kelly Ryan explains the materials and techniques commonly used in making these ornaments and highlights several examples from the Collection. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
St. Paul: Gangster Haven http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/12/st-paul-gangster-haven/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/12/st-paul-gangster-haven/#comments Tue, 07 Dec 2010 20:42:00 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=2498 St. Paul had a widespread – if inglorious – reputation as a criminal safe haven during the Gangster Era of the 1930s. In this episode, Government Records Specialist Charles Rodgers shares several items from the Society’s collection associated with that colorful age.


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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/12/st-paul-gangster-haven/feed/ 1 3:53 St. Paul had anbsp;widespread - if inglorious - reputation as a criminal safe haven during the Gangster Era of the 1930s. In this ... St. Paul had anbsp;widespread - if inglorious - reputation as a criminal safe haven during the Gangster Era of the 1930s. In this episode, Government Records Specialist Charles Rodgers shares several items from the Society's collection associated with that colorful age. Learn More: "Gangsters in St. Paul" History Topic Page John Dillinger Slept Here Guide to Public Safety Department, Criminal Apprehension Bureau records Guide to Paul Maccabee's research materials Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
1963 Andersen – Rolvaag Election Recount http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/11/1963-andersen-rolvaag-election-recount-2/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/11/1963-andersen-rolvaag-election-recount-2/#comments Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:33:03 +0000 John Fulton http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=514

Reposted from November 19, 2008

Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman explains the complicated events that led to the 1963 recount. A variety of film from the KSTP-TV Archive shows us the players in this newly relevant drama including Elmer Andersen, Karl Rolvaag, the voters, the judges and vote-counters, and even JFK.

For Minnesota news outlets to rebroadcast any of this footage, the Minnesota Historical Society must be credited as well as an on-screen synchronous credit reading ‘KSTP-TV ARCHIVE’. This credit must appear on-screen, at the same time as the news film for a minimum of five seconds and be of such font style and size that it is easily legible to a reasonable viewer of the news film.

To learn more, see Patrick Coleman’s article “No, this isn’t an opportunity to steal an election,” Saint Paul Pioneer Press, November 19, 2008.

See also the Governors of Minnesota homepage.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/11/1963-andersen-rolvaag-election-recount-2/feed/ 2 5:24 Reposted from November 19, 2008 Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman explains the complicated events that led to the 1963 recount. A variety of film from the KSTP-TV ... Reposted from November 19, 2008 Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman explains the complicated events that led to the 1963 recount. A variety of film from the KSTP-TV Archive shows us the players in this newly relevant drama including Elmer Andersen, Karl Rolvaag, the voters, the judges and vote-counters, and even JFK. For Minnesota news outlets to rebroadcast any of this footage, the Minnesota Historical Society must be credited as well as an on-screen synchronous credit reading lsquo;KSTP-TV ARCHIVErsquo;. This credit must appear on-screen, at the same time as the news film for a minimum of five seconds and be of such font style and size that it is easily legible to a reasonable viewer of the news film. To learn more, see Patrick Coleman's article "No, this isn't an opportunity to steal an election," Saint Paul Pioneer Press, November 19, 2008. See also the Governors of Minnesota homepage. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/11/armistice-day-blizzard-of-1940/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/11/armistice-day-blizzard-of-1940/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:00:39 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=2308 On November 11th of each year, Americans celebrate Veteran’s Day, acknowledging the services and sacrifices of the men and women of the American military. But in the minds of many Minnesotans the day evokes an additional memory: that of a powerful winter storm that exploded over Minnesota in 1940 and is remembered today as the Armistice Day Blizzard. Collections Assistant Tony Krosschell discusses this tragic event that took over 150 lives and its impact on the National Weather Service’s forecasting practices.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/11/armistice-day-blizzard-of-1940/feed/ 18 4:38 On November 11th of each year, Americans celebrate Veteranrsquo;s Day, acknowledging the services and sacrifices of the men and women of the American military. But ... On November 11th of each year, Americans celebrate Veteranrsquo;s Day, acknowledging the services and sacrifices of the men and women of the American military. But in the minds of many Minnesotans the day evokes an additional memory: that of a powerful winter storm that exploded over Minnesota in 1940 and is remembered today as the Armistice Day Blizzard. Collections Assistant Tony Krosschell discusses this tragic event that took over 150 lives and its impact on the National Weather Service's forecasting practices. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Women’s Suffrage: 90th Anniversary http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/11/womens-suffrage-90th-anniversary/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/11/womens-suffrage-90th-anniversary/#comments Mon, 01 Nov 2010 19:45:13 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=2250 This year, 2010, is the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. Linda McShannock, Object Curator at the Minnesota Historical Society, shows objects from the Collection relating to the important Women’s Suffrage Movement. We also learn that pink was not the first color to be associated with a cause!

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/11/womens-suffrage-90th-anniversary/feed/ 0 3:44 This year, 2010, is the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. Linda McShannock, Object Curator at ... This year, 2010, is the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. Linda McShannock, Object Curator at the Minnesota Historical Society, shows objects from the Collection relating to the important Womenrsquo;s Suffrage Movement. We also learn that pink was not the first color to be associated with a cause! Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Immigrant Oral Histories http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/10/immigrant-oral-histories/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/10/immigrant-oral-histories/#comments Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:10:20 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=2127 Since 1948 the Minnesota Historical Society has used oral history to collect stories of our state’s past. Project Assistant Jillian Odland shares oral history interviews conducted with new immigrants and refugees, which have recently been digitized and are now available in two web resources: Becoming Minnesotan and Immigrant Oral Histories.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/10/immigrant-oral-histories/feed/ 0 4:30 Since 1948 the Minnesota Historical Society has used oral history to collect stories of our statersquo;s past. Project Assistant Jillian Odland shares oral history interviews ... Since 1948 the Minnesota Historical Society has used oral history to collect stories of our statersquo;s past. Project Assistant Jillian Odland shares oral history interviews conducted with new immigrants and refugees, which have recently been digitized and are now available in two web resources: Becoming Minnesotan and Immigrant Oral Histories. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Military Records http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/10/military-records/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/10/military-records/#comments Thu, 14 Oct 2010 20:53:49 +0000 Adam Harris http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=2068 Military service has been an important event in the lives of many Minnesotans since the state’s earliest years.  The Minnesota State Archives, part of the Minnesota Historical Society Collections,  is a rich resource for documenting Minnesotans’ service in the state’s National Guard as well as overseas.  The collection is particularly strong for the period from the Civil War through World War I, with less complete documentation through the Vietnam War.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/10/military-records/feed/ 0 5:40 Military service has been an important event in the lives of many Minnesotans since the statersquo;s earliest years.nbsp; The Minnesota State Archives, part of the ... Military service has been an important event in the lives of many Minnesotans since the statersquo;s earliest years.nbsp; The Minnesota State Archives, part of the Minnesota Historical Society Collections,nbsp; is a rich resource for documenting Minnesotansrsquo; service in the statersquo;s National Guard as well as overseas.nbsp; The collection is particularly strong for the period from the Civil War through World War I, with less complete documentation through the Vietnam War. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Folding Reed Organ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/09/folding-reed-organ/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/09/folding-reed-organ/#comments Wed, 22 Sep 2010 16:17:02 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1899 Curator Matt Anderson shares the story behind a World War II-era folding reed organ used at the Fort Snelling post hospital. Organist Sally Reynolds performs the hymn “Rock of Ages” on the recently-conserved instrument.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/09/folding-reed-organ/feed/ 2 2:53 Curator Matt Anderson shares the story behind a World War II-era folding reed organ used at the Fort Snelling post hospital. Organist Sally Reynolds performs ... Curator Matt Anderson shares the story behind a World War II-era folding reed organ used at the Fort Snelling post hospital. Organist Sally Reynolds performs the hymn "Rock of Ages" on the recently-conserved instrument. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Minnesota State Fair in Archival Film Footage http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/08/minnesota-state-fair-in-archival-film-footage-2/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/08/minnesota-state-fair-in-archival-film-footage-2/#comments Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:30:35 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1887 Is it cheating to declare something we made as a Favorite Thing? Perhaps, but we’ve all got that Minnesota State Fair excitement around here and would like to share these great clips again. Take a look!

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Artifact and Rare Book Handling: To Glove or Not to Glove? http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/08/artifact-and-rare-book-handling-to-glove-or-not-to-glove/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/08/artifact-and-rare-book-handling-to-glove-or-not-to-glove/#comments Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:11:12 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1837 When handling rare and often valuable historic objects and books, are gloves always necessary? Object Curator Matt Anderson and Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman discuss when gloves are helpful versus when they do more harm than good; several specific examples are shown.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/08/artifact-and-rare-book-handling-to-glove-or-not-to-glove/feed/ 0 00:01:01 When handling rare and often valuable historic objects and books, are gloves always necessary? Object Curator Matt Anderson and Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman discuss when ... When handling rare and often valuable historic objects and books, are gloves always necessary? Object Curator Matt Anderson and Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman discuss when gloves are helpful versus when they do more harm than good; several specific examples are shown. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Minnesota’s Connection to Glacier National Park http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/07/minnesota%e2%80%99s-connection-to-glacier-national-park-2/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/07/minnesota%e2%80%99s-connection-to-glacier-national-park-2/#comments Fri, 09 Jul 2010 14:51:22 +0000 Jillian Odland http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1730 The Minnesota Historical Society is home to a large variety of documents, books, and photographs related to Glacier National Park in Northwestern Montana. In this podcast Collections Assistant Jillian Odland explains Minnesota’s connection to the foundation and history this spectacular park.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/07/minnesota%e2%80%99s-connection-to-glacier-national-park-2/feed/ 0 5:13 The Minnesota Historical Society is home to a large variety of documents, books, and photographs related to Glacier National Park in Northwestern Montana. In this ... The Minnesota Historical Society is home to a large variety of documents, books, and photographs related to Glacier National Park in Northwestern Montana. In this podcast Collections Assistant Jillian Odland explains Minnesotarsquo;s connection to the foundation and history this spectacular park. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Hearing History: Sounds of the Collection http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/06/hearing-history-sounds-of-the-collection/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/06/hearing-history-sounds-of-the-collection/#comments Mon, 21 Jun 2010 09:31:01 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1697 Seeing historic objects is a wonderful experience, but some things are meant to be heard. In this episode, Objects Curator Matt Anderson listens to a few items from the collection that are either pleasant-sounding, melodic, or just plain noisy.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/06/hearing-history-sounds-of-the-collection/feed/ 0 3:56 Seeing historic objects is a wonderful experience, but some things are meant to be heard. In this episode, Objects Curator Matt Anderson listens to a ... Seeing historic objects is a wonderful experience, but some things are meant to be heard. In this episode, Objects Curator Matt Anderson listens to a few items from the collection that are either pleasant-sounding, melodic, or just plain noisy. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Death From Above: Minnesota Paratroopers in World War II http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/05/death-from-above-minnesota-paratroopers-in-world-war-ii/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/05/death-from-above-minnesota-paratroopers-in-world-war-ii/#comments Fri, 28 May 2010 10:30:34 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1668 Paratroopers jumped into danger during the D-Day invasion of Normandy and in campaigns across the globe during World War II. To mark Memorial Day and the anniversary of D-Day, curator Matt Anderson introduces a few of Minnesota’s own airborne soldiers while looking at their personal artifacts found within the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/05/death-from-above-minnesota-paratroopers-in-world-war-ii/feed/ 0 3:46 Paratroopers jumped into danger during the D-Day invasion of Normandy and in campaigns across the globe during World War II. To mark Memorial Day and ... Paratroopers jumped into danger during the D-Day invasion of Normandy and in campaigns across the globe during World War II. To mark Memorial Day and the anniversary of D-Day, curator Matt Anderson introduces a few of Minnesota's own airborne soldiers while looking at their personal artifacts found within the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
New Sculptures from the Collection http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/05/new-sculptures-from-the-collection/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/05/new-sculptures-from-the-collection/#comments Mon, 10 May 2010 16:26:48 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1654 Art Curator Brian Szott shows three new additions to the Minnesota Historical Society’s Art Collection, including two modernist sculptures of Mother and Child.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/05/new-sculptures-from-the-collection/feed/ 0 00:01:01 Art Curator Brian Szott shows three new additions to the Minnesota Historical Society's Art Collection, including two modernist sculptures of Mother and Child. Art Curator Brian Szott shows three new additions to the Minnesota Historical Society's Art Collection, including two modernist sculptures of Mother and Child. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Stillwater Prison Industries http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/04/stillwater-prison-industries/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/04/stillwater-prison-industries/#comments Thu, 01 Apr 2010 17:30:43 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1556 Charles Rodgers, Government Records Specialist, takes a look at Stillwater Prison Industries. Since the 1890s, inmates have manufactured everything from twine to office furniture. The Society’s collections include records, reports, photographs, and sample products that illuminate this unique enterprise.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/04/stillwater-prison-industries/feed/ 0 00:01:01 Charles Rodgers, Government Records Specialist, takes a look at Stillwater Prison Industries. Since the 1890s, inmates have manufactured everything from twine to office furniture. The ... Charles Rodgers, Government Records Specialist, takes a look at Stillwater Prison Industries. Since the 1890s, inmates have manufactured everything from twine to office furniture. The Society's collections include records, reports, photographs, and sample products that illuminate this unique enterprise. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
150 Year-Old Civil War Hardtack! http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/03/150-year-old-civil-war-hardtack/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/03/150-year-old-civil-war-hardtack/#comments Thu, 11 Mar 2010 16:55:29 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1527 Curator Matt Anderson shows a very old piece of food from the Minnesota Historical Society’s collection: an original piece of hardtack from the Civil War. It’s one of the more bizarre items in the collection, and an edible that was made to last.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/03/150-year-old-civil-war-hardtack/feed/ 0 00:01:01 Curator Matt Anderson shows a very old piece of food from the Minnesota Historical Society's collection: an original piece of hardtack from the Civil War. ... Curator Matt Anderson shows a very old piece of food from the Minnesota Historical Society's collection: an original piece of hardtack from the Civil War. It's one of the more bizarre items in the collection, and an edible that was made to last. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Photographs from the Hill Family Collection http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/02/photographs-from-the-hill-family-collection/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/02/photographs-from-the-hill-family-collection/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2010 21:40:06 +0000 Jillian Odland http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1496 The Hill Family Collection, which includes the papers of St. Paul tycoon James J. Hill and other Hill family members, contains over 8,000 individual photographs and graphic images.   In this podcast project cataloger Jillian Odland shares just a few examples of the many photos, drawings, paintings, and posters found in the collection.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/02/photographs-from-the-hill-family-collection/feed/ 0 4:01 The Hill Family Collection, which includes the papers of St. Paul tycoon James J. Hill and other Hill family members, contains over 8,000 individual photographs ... The Hill Family Collection, which includes the papers of St. Paul tycoon James J. Hill and other Hill family members, contains over 8,000 individual photographs and graphic images.nbsp;nbsp; In this podcast project cataloger Jillian Odland shares just a few examples of the many photos, drawings, paintings, and posters found in the collection. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Fine Press and Artists’ Books http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/01/fine-press-and-artists-books/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/01/fine-press-and-artists-books/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:11:22 +0000 Pat Coleman http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1458 Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman explains what fine press and artists’ books are, why we collect them, and their importance to the culture of Minnesota. Several examples of these important works are shown; all are available in the Minnesota Historical Society Library.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2010/01/fine-press-and-artists-books/feed/ 0 00:01:01 Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman explains what fine press and artists' books are, why we collect them, and their importance to the culture of Minnesota. Several ... Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman explains what fine press and artists' books are, why we collect them, and their importance to the culture of Minnesota. Several examples of these important works are shown; all are available in the Minnesota Historical Society Library. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Minnesotans and the Space Program http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/12/minnesotans-and-the-space-program/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/12/minnesotans-and-the-space-program/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2009 20:50:11 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1399 This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We commemorate this milestone with a look at some of the Minnesotans who have contributed their talents to NASA over the years, along with some of the space-related objects in the Society’s collection. The space program endures as another legacy of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/12/minnesotans-and-the-space-program/feed/ 0 3:33 This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We commemorate this milestone with a look at some of the Minnesotans who ... This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We commemorate this milestone with a look at some of the Minnesotans who have contributed their talents to NASA over the years, along with some of the space-related objects in the Societyrsquo;s collection. The space program endures as another legacy of Minnesotarsquo;s Greatest Generation. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
How Your Library Book Gets to You http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/11/how-your-library-book-gets-to-you/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/11/how-your-library-book-gets-to-you/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2009 23:17:31 +0000 Pat Coleman http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1365 Patrons of the Society’s library know that it has “closed stacks.” Reference Assistants retrieve your requested books and bring them to you. In this episode, Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman takes us behind the scenes to see where the books are stored, and how they make their way to the reading room.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/11/how-your-library-book-gets-to-you/feed/ 0 4:46 Patrons of the Societyrsquo;s library know that it has ldquo;closed stacks.rdquo; Reference Assistants retrieve your requested books and bring them to you. In this episode, ... Patrons of the Societyrsquo;s library know that it has ldquo;closed stacks.rdquo; Reference Assistants retrieve your requested books and bring them to you. In this episode, Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman takes us behind the scenes to see where the books are stored, and how they make their way to the reading room. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Conserving Minnesota’s Battle Flags http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/11/conserving-minnesotas-battle-flags/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/11/conserving-minnesotas-battle-flags/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2009 23:37:55 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1347 The Minnesota Historical Society recently began a project to conserve several Civil War and Spanish American War battle flags. Doug Bekke, Assistant to the Textile Conservator, explains the painstaking process of examining and treating each of these historic banners.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/11/conserving-minnesotas-battle-flags/feed/ 2 3:19 The Minnesota Historical Society recently began a project to conserve several Civil War and Spanish American War battle flags. Doug Bekke, Assistant to the Textile ... The Minnesota Historical Society recently began a project to conserve several Civil War and Spanish American War battle flags. Doug Bekke, Assistant to the Textile Conservator, explains the painstaking process of examining and treating each of these historic banners. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Preserving Death: Funerary Objects http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/10/preserving-death-funerary-objects/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/10/preserving-death-funerary-objects/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2009 22:17:20 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1336 We get into the Halloween spirit with a podcast on death-related objects in the Society’s collection. Curator Matt Anderson provides an overview of changing funeral customs, and then shares a look at a casket, a hearse, tombstones, and more.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/10/preserving-death-funerary-objects/feed/ 4 5:16 We get into the Halloween spirit with a podcast on death-related objects in the Societyrsquo;s collection. Curator Matt Anderson provides an overview of changing funeral ... We get into the Halloween spirit with a podcast on death-related objects in the Societyrsquo;s collection. Curator Matt Anderson provides an overview of changing funeral customs, and then shares a look at a casket, a hearse, tombstones, and more. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Good Government through Digital Infrastructure and Preservation http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/10/good-government-through-digital-infrastructure-and-preservation/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/10/good-government-through-digital-infrastructure-and-preservation/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:54:08 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1317 Through the Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) the Minnesota Historical Society and its partners are developing a way to preserve and provide access to the digital records of state legislatures. Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, and Robert Horton, Minnesota Historical Society’s Director of Library, Publications and Collections, discuss the importance of creating a digital trail that documents, records, and preserves the records of today’s electronic legislature.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/10/good-government-through-digital-infrastructure-and-preservation/feed/ 5 5:50 Through the Library of Congress' National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) the Minnesota Historical Society and its partners are developing a way to ... Through the Library of Congress' National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) the Minnesota Historical Society and its partners are developing a way to preserve and provide access to the digital records of state legislatures. Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, and Robert Horton, Minnesota Historical Society's Director of Library, Publications and Collections, discuss the importance of creating a digital trail that documents, records, and preserves the records of todayrsquo;s electronic legislature. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
The Ferrell Collection: Cataloging and Photography http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/09/the-ferrell-collection-cataloging-and-photography/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/09/the-ferrell-collection-cataloging-and-photography/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2009 22:09:32 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1252 Collections Assistants Jane Wong and John Fulton discuss their efforts to catalog and photograph more than 3,000 different objects in the Richard Ferrell Flour Milling Industry History Collection. The size of the collection, together with some of the unusual items it contained, presented special challenges. You can learn more about the collection from Mr. Ferrell himself in an earlier podcast.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/09/the-ferrell-collection-cataloging-and-photography/feed/ 0 3:55 Collections Assistants Jane Wong and John Fulton discuss their efforts to catalog and photograph more than 3,000 different objects in the Richard Ferrell Flour Milling ... Collections Assistants Jane Wong and John Fulton discuss their efforts to catalog and photograph more than 3,000 different objects in the Richard Ferrell Flour Milling Industry History Collection. The size of the collection, together with some of the unusual items it contained, presented special challenges. You can learn more about the collection from Mr. Ferrell himself in an earlier podcast. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
The Biggest Thing in the Collection http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/08/the-biggest-thing-in-the-collection/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/08/the-biggest-thing-in-the-collection/#comments Thu, 06 Aug 2009 16:16:39 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1233 One of our most frequently asked questions is, What is the biggest thing in the Society’s collection? Objects Curator Matt Anderson provides the answer in this podcast. It certainly stands out – even among the various cars, boats and wagons in the collection.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/08/the-biggest-thing-in-the-collection/feed/ 1 1:20 One of our most frequently asked questions is, What is the biggest thing in the Societyrsquo;s collection? Objects Curator Matt Anderson provides the answer in ... One of our most frequently asked questions is, What is the biggest thing in the Societyrsquo;s collection? Objects Curator Matt Anderson provides the answer in this podcast. It certainly stands out - even among the various cars, boats and wagons in the collection. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Highlights from the Hill Family Collection http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/07/highlights-from-the-hill-family-collection/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/07/highlights-from-the-hill-family-collection/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:26:21 +0000 Jillian Odland http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1177 Hill project cataloger Jillian Odland shares some fun and quirky objects, photos and letters she’s found while working on the papers of St. Paul railroad baron James J. Hill, his son Louis W. Hill, and other Hill family members.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/07/highlights-from-the-hill-family-collection/feed/ 3 4:16 Hill project cataloger Jillian Odland shares some fun and quirky objects, photos and letters she's found while working on the papers of St. Paul railroad ... Hill project cataloger Jillian Odland shares some fun and quirky objects, photos and letters she's found while working on the papers of St. Paul railroad baron James J. Hill, his son Louis W. Hill, and other Hill family members. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Flour Power: The Richard Ferrell Collection http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/06/flour-power-the-richard-ferrell-collection/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/06/flour-power-the-richard-ferrell-collection/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2009 20:31:04 +0000 John Fulton http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1081 Avid collector and donor Richard Ferrell describes how he got into collecting and the lessons he learned on the way to amassing the Richard Ferrell Flour Milling Industry History Collection, now a part of the Historical Society’s collections.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/06/flour-power-the-richard-ferrell-collection/feed/ 3 4:49 Avid collector and donor Richard Ferrell describes how he got into collecting and the lessons he learned on the way to amassing the Richard Ferrell ... Avid collector and donor Richard Ferrell describes how he got into collecting and the lessons he learned on the way to amassing the Richard Ferrell Flour Milling Industry History Collection, now a part of the Historical Society's collections. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
In Search of Lorenzo Lawrence http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/05/in-search-of-lorenzo-lawrence/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/05/in-search-of-lorenzo-lawrence/#comments Tue, 26 May 2009 19:24:05 +0000 Ellen Miller http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=1012 In Search of Lorenzo Lawrence is a story about identity lost and found. Dr. Elden Lawrence (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) is a Dakota scholar and writer. For the past several years, Elden has been doing research in the MHS collections, trying to find out more about his ancestor Lorenzo Lawrence, who played a key role in the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War. Lorenzo Lawrence is an enigmatic and controversial figure. Well-known in the 1860s, by the late 1880s he disappears into the mists of time. Elden is slowly piecing together the puzzle of Lorenzo’s life. His biggest thrill came in September 2008 when, through a chance meeting with a stranger, he found a photograph of Lorenzo Lawrence.   Directed and produced by Ellen Miller and John Fulton.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/05/in-search-of-lorenzo-lawrence/feed/ 2 8:56 In Search of Lorenzo Lawrence is a story about identity lost and found. Dr. Elden Lawrence (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) is a Dakota scholar and writer. For ... In Search of Lorenzo Lawrence is a story about identity lost and found. Dr. Elden Lawrence (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) is a Dakota scholar and writer. For the past several years, Elden has been doing research in the MHS collections, trying to find out more about his ancestor Lorenzo Lawrence, who played a key role in the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War. Lorenzo Lawrence is an enigmatic and controversial figure. Well-known in the 1860s, by the late 1880s he disappears into the mists of time. Elden is slowly piecing together the puzzle of Lorenzo's life. His biggest thrill came in September 2008 when, through a chance meeting with a stranger, he found a photograph of Lorenzo Lawrence. nbsp; Directed and produced by Ellen Miller and John Fulton. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
1955 Ford Sedan: Vehicle for Family History http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/05/1955-ford-sedan-vehicle-for-family-history/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/05/1955-ford-sedan-vehicle-for-family-history/#comments Mon, 04 May 2009 15:45:57 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=937 Collections Curator Matt Anderson presents the story of a 1955 Ford Sedan MHS acquired for the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation exhibit. The car was purchased new, and then driven by three generations of the Bergan-Carr family before arriving in our collection. Oral history, family photos, and film of the St. Paul Ford plant add to the story.

Read more about the car’s technical specifications in a separate post under “Our Favorite Things.”

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/05/1955-ford-sedan-vehicle-for-family-history/feed/ 1 4:14 Collections Curator Matt Anderson presents the story of a 1955 Ford Sedan MHS acquired for the Minnesota's Greatest Generation exhibit. The car was purchased new, ... Collections Curator Matt Anderson presents the story of a 1955 Ford Sedan MHS acquired for the Minnesota's Greatest Generation exhibit. The car was purchased new, and then driven by three generations of the Bergan-Carr family before arriving in our collection. Oral history, family photos, and film of the St. Paul Ford plant add to the story. Read more about the car's technical specifications in a separate post under "Our Favorite Things." Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
The Ramsey Piano http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/04/the-ramsey-piano/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/04/the-ramsey-piano/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2009 22:21:50 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=918 Cindy Olsen, Acting Site Manager at the Alexander Ramsey House, discusses conservation work recently done to the house’s 1872 Steinway grand piano, and the unusual circumstances involved in the preservation of a musical instrument. Pianist Jeremy Roth accompanies her comments with Bach’s “Prelude in C Major.”

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/04/the-ramsey-piano/feed/ 2 1:51 Cindy Olsen, Acting Site Manager at the Alexander Ramsey House, discusses conservation work recently done to the housersquo;s 1872 Steinway grand piano, and the unusual ... Cindy Olsen, Acting Site Manager at the Alexander Ramsey House, discusses conservation work recently done to the housersquo;s 1872 Steinway grand piano, and the unusual circumstances involved in the preservation of a musical instrument. Pianist Jeremy Roth accompanies her comments with Bachrsquo;s ldquo;Prelude in C Major.rdquo; Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Preserving Digital Content in the 21st Century http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/03/preserving-digital-content-in-the-21st-century/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/03/preserving-digital-content-in-the-21st-century/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2009 17:20:22 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=889 Bob Horton, Director of Library, Publications & Collections, takes a look at the considerable challenges involved in preserving digital content. While content keeps growing and storage media keep changing, historical organizations struggle to keep up.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/03/preserving-digital-content-in-the-21st-century/feed/ 4 5:28 Bob Horton, Director of Library, Publications #38; Collections, takes a look at the considerable challenges involved in preserving digital content. While content keeps growing and ... Bob Horton, Director of Library, Publications #38; Collections, takes a look at the considerable challenges involved in preserving digital content. While content keeps growing and storage media keep changing, historical organizations struggle to keep up. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Delisle globe, 1765 – Quicktime VR http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/03/delisle-globe-1765-quicktimevr/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/03/delisle-globe-1765-quicktimevr/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2009 22:15:51 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=840 Take a spin!

The Delisle Globe is a spectacular and important recent addition to our collection and is currently on view in the Minnesota on the Map exhibit.

We can now offer you the chance to move and manipulate this amazing and fragile 1765 French globe yourself in ways one never could in real life. Take your mouse, click and move the globe around. See it from different viewpoints, zoom in and visit the Northwest Passage, Lake Superior, or the mysterious cities in the lower Mississippi Valley.

More on the globe

Let us know what you think!

Be aware Quicktime is required to view the file and that at 53MB the Quicktime VR file will take time to load before the image can be manipulated.

Evolutionary Anthropology LaboratoryOur thanks for making this possible go to John Soderberg, managing director at the University of Minnesota’s Evolutionary Anthropology Laboratory, and Michele Stillinger.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/03/delisle-globe-1765-quicktimevr/feed/ 0 6:00 Take a spin! The Delisle Globe is a spectacular and important recent addition to our collection and is currently on view in the Minnesota on the ... Take a spin! The Delisle Globe is a spectacular and important recent addition to our collection and is currently on view in the Minnesota on the Map exhibit. We can now offer you the chance to move and manipulate this amazing and fragile 1765 French globe yourself in ways one never could in real life. Take your mouse, click and move the globe around. See it from different viewpoints, zoom in and visit the Northwest Passage, Lake Superior, or the mysterious cities in the lower Mississippi Valley. More on the globe Let us know what you think! Be aware Quicktime is required to view the file and that at 53MB the Quicktime VR file will take time to load before the image can be manipulated. Our thanks for making this possible go to John Soderberg, managing director at the University of Minnesotarsquo;s Evolutionary Anthropology Laboratory, and Michele Stillinger. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Delisle globe, 1765 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/02/delisle-globe-1765/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/02/delisle-globe-1765/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:56:33 +0000 Pat Coleman http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=678 Map Curator Pat Coleman gives us an introduction to ‘Minnesota on the Map:’ Four Centuries of Maps from the Minnesota Historical Society Collection: an exhibit he has curated that opens on February 28. The exhibit includes 100 maps from the MHS collection of over 22,000. Pat also shares his insights to a recently acquired globe from 1765.

View 3-D version of the Delisle globe

Click on picture to read caption

1765

Guillaume Delisle

Globe Terrestre: Revu et Corrige sur les Dernieres Observations et les Meilleurs Carties… Paris: Desnos.

As beautiful and as informational as maps can be, globes literally add a third dimension. They are fabulous artifacts that allow a user to interact with maps in a way that a two dimensional map cannot. Mid 18th -century French globes are considered to be among the finest examples of the art of globe making. This globe, based on the cartographic work of Guillaume Delisle, is interesting in the extreme.

To begin with, Delisle was a cartographic “rock star”. He was born in Paris in 1675, the son of Claude Delisle, a famous geographer and historian. Trained in mathematics and astronomy, Guillaume was perfectly suited to make scientific corrections on earlier Dutch cartography. Delisle made giant leaps forward in mapmaking. For his work he was appointed “Premier Geographe du Roi” in 1718.

This globe is not representative of Delisle’s most accurate cartography, however. There are many inaccuracies on the North American continent alone. Notice the two North West passages, which are clearly based on wishful thinking, and the Mer de l’Ouest, (Sea of the West), is shockingly incorrect. Since Delisle had been dead for 40 years when this globe was made, and since Delisle was know for excluding hearsay on his maps, it seems safe to conclude that his successors- his younger brother, Joseph-Nicholas Delisle and his nephew Philippe Buache – were responsible for the “Mer de l’Ouest,” based on the supposed voyage of an Admiral de Fonte who claimed to have found a river that flowed through North America. Ten years later Cook’s voyage would disprove the existence of both these inaccuracies. California is still attached to the mainland on this globe, but the shape of the Great Lakes are poorly rendered for the time period and the Missouri and Rio Grande (Rio del Norte) have nearly identical headwaters. The Mississippi River takes an exaggerated eastward bend but the location of the head of the river is a fairly accurate guess. All of these strange features add to the fascination of the globe.

There are two cartouches (think of a cartouche as the title page and copyright page of a book) and an advertisement printed on the globe. The main cartouche promises that the globe is “revised and corrected on the latest observations and the best maps” and, of course, is dedicated to the king of France. The other main cartouche mentions “Delisle, the astronomer…” as the cartographer behind this terrestrial globe that was “Monte par l’Auteur” or “mounted” by Desnos the publisher. The globe also shows the routes of the explorers via dotted lines suggesting the inclusion of information gathered from those excursions.

Globes dating from the 18th century are extremely rare, which might lead one to assume that they were not widely used in their day. This is not the case at all. Globes were common educational tools used in classrooms, libraries, and even as navigational instruments on ships. It is their inherent fragility that has led to their scarcity.


Help us preserve and display the Delisle Globe.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/02/delisle-globe-1765/feed/ 5 4:13 Map Curator Pat Coleman gives us an introduction to 'Minnesota on the Map:' Four Centuries of Maps from the Minnesota Historical Society Collection: an exhibit ... Map Curator Pat Coleman gives us an introduction to 'Minnesota on the Map:' Four Centuries of Maps from the Minnesota Historical Society Collection: an exhibit he has curated that opens on February 28. The exhibit includes 100 maps from the MHS collection of over 22,000. Pat also shares his insights to a recently acquired globe from 1765. View 3-D version of the Delisle globe Click on picture to read caption [set_id=72157611907351760] 1765 Guillaume Delisle Globe Terrestre: Revu et Corrige sur les Dernieres Observations et les Meilleurs Cartieshellip; Paris: Desnos. As beautiful and as informational as maps can be, globes literally add a third dimension. They are fabulous artifacts that allow a user to interact with maps in a way that a two dimensional map cannot. Mid 18th -century French globes are considered to be among the finest examples of the art of globe making. This globe, based on the cartographic work of Guillaume Delisle, is interesting in the extreme. To begin with, Delisle was a cartographic "rock star". He was born in Paris in 1675, the son of Claude Delisle, a famous geographer and historian. Trained in mathematics and astronomy, Guillaume was perfectly suited to make scientific corrections on earlier Dutch cartography. Delisle made giant leaps forward in mapmaking. For his work he was appointed "Premier Geographe du Roi" in 1718. This globe is not representative of Delisle's most accurate cartography, however. There are many inaccuracies on the North American continent alone. Notice the two North West passages, which are clearly based on wishful thinking, and the Mer de l'Ouest, (Sea of the West), is shockingly incorrect. Since Delisle had been dead for 40 years when this globe was made, and since Delisle was know for excluding hearsay on his maps, it seems safe to conclude that his successors- his younger brother, Joseph-Nicholas Delisle and his nephew Philippe Buache - were responsible for the "Mer de l'Ouest," based on the supposed voyage of an Admiral de Fonte who claimed to have found a river that flowed through North America. Ten years later Cook's voyage would disprove the existence of both these inaccuracies. California is still attached to the mainland on this globe, but the shape of the Great Lakes are poorly rendered for the time period and the Missouri and Rio Grande (Rio del Norte) have nearly identical headwaters. The Mississippi River takes an exaggerated eastward bend but the location of the head of the river is a fairly accurate guess. All of these strange features add to the fascination of the globe. There are two cartouches (think of a cartouche as the title page and copyright page of a book) and an advertisement printed on the globe. The main cartouche promises that the globe is "revised and corrected on the latest observations and the best maps" and, of course, is dedicated to the king of France. The other main cartouche mentions "Delisle, the astronomer..." as the cartographer behind this terrestrial globe that was "Monte par l'Auteur" or "mounted" by Desnos the publisher. The globe also shows the routes of the explorers via dotted lines suggesting the inclusion of information gathered from those excursions. Globes dating from the 18th century are extremely rare, which might lead one to assume that they were not widely used in their day. This is not the case at all. Globes were common educational tools used in classrooms, libraries, and even as navigational instruments on ships. It is their inherent fragility that has led to their scarcity. Help us preserve and display the Delisle Globe. Podcasts,and,Slideshows,,What's,New Minnesota Historical Society no No
Day in the Life of Dan Cagley, Collections Manager http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/01/day-in-the-life-of-dancagley/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/01/day-in-the-life-of-dancagley/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:22:28 +0000 John Fulton http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=736 How do the Historical Society’s objects move into exhibits, or in and out of the building? To find out, we throw the spotlight on one of the solid citizens of the Society, our unheralded Collections Manager Dan Cagley. He keeps over 250,000 3–D objects safe and available. We follow Dan over the course of a typical busy day as he processes new acquisitions, creates a mount, and pulls and returns objects in storage.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/01/day-in-the-life-of-dancagley/feed/ 0 5:48 How do the Historical Society's objects move into exhibits, or in and out of the building? To find out, we throw the spotlight on one ... How do the Historical Society's objects move into exhibits, or in and out of the building? To find out, we throw the spotlight on one of the solid citizens of the Society, our unheralded Collections Manager Dan Cagley. He keeps over 250,000 3ndash;D objects safe and available. We follow Dan over the course of a typical busy day as he processes new acquisitions, creates a mount, and pulls and returns objects in storage. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Cased Images – Daguerreotypes and Tintypes http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/01/cased-images-daguerreotypes-and-tintypes/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/01/cased-images-daguerreotypes-and-tintypes/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2009 23:00:05 +0000 John Fulton http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=674 Just what is the difference between a daguerreotype and a tintype? Photo curator Diane Adams-Graf explains what distinguishes these two early photographic processes. Actual daguerreotypes and tintypes are pulled apart and viewed in detail. (3 min. 8 sec.)

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2009/01/cased-images-daguerreotypes-and-tintypes/feed/ 0 3:08 Just what is the difference between a daguerreotype and a tintype? Photo curator Diane Adams-Graf explains what distinguishes these two early photographic processes. Actual daguerreotypes ... Just what is the difference between a daguerreotype and a tintype? Photo curator Diane Adams-Graf explains what distinguishes these two early photographic processes. Actual daguerreotypes and tintypes are pulled apart and viewed in detail. (3 min. 8 sec.) View Daguerreotypes and Tintypes in the Societyrsquo;s Visual Resources Database Explore the history of photography further in the Directory of Minnesota Photographers Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
The Hill Family Collection http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/12/hill-family-collection/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/12/hill-family-collection/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2008 20:30:19 +0000 Jillian Odland http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=613 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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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/12/hill-family-collection/feed/ 2 4:47 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 ... 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. Hill Family Collection library catalog entry James J. Hill House historic site Jerome Hill papers website (James Jrsquo;s grandson) Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
A Selection of Minnesota Quilts http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/12/a-selection-of-minnesota-quilts/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/12/a-selection-of-minnesota-quilts/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2008 20:00:03 +0000 Jillian Odland http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=574 A quilt can be something to keep you toasty warm on a chilly night, but it can also be a work of art. Quilts today are often created as serious artistic expression, but quilters of earlier centuries also could focus their work on artistry as much as utility. Textile curator Linda McShannock shows us some of her favorite examples of these artistic quilts from the Society’s collection, ranging in date from the 18th Century to the present.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/12/a-selection-of-minnesota-quilts/feed/ 1 00:01:01 A quilt can be something to keep you toasty warm on a chilly night, but it can also be a work of art. Quilts ... A quilt can be something to keep you toasty warm on a chilly night, but it can also be a work of art. Quilts today are often created as serious artistic expression, but quilters of earlier centuries also could focus their work on artistry as much as utility. Textile curator Linda McShannock shows us some of her favorite examples of these artistic quilts from the Society's collection, ranging in date from the 18th Century to the present. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Clem Haupers: Minnesota Artist http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/11/clem-haupers-minnesota-artist/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/11/clem-haupers-minnesota-artist/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2008 18:08:44 +0000 John Fulton http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=569 Art Curator Brian Szott discusses the life and work of St. Paul artist Clem Haupers. From his birth in St. Paul, his time in Paris, his stint as Minnesota director of the Federal Art Project to his art and teaching career afterwards, Szott combines the timeline of Haupers’s life with a critical appreciation of his paintings and prints. Highlights include many examples of the art itself along with archival interviews with the artist.

View photos of Clement Haupers, Clara Gardner Mairs, and their artwork. Learn more about the Federal Arts Project in Minnesota. You can also explore Haupers’s and Mairs’s papers, and read and hear interviews with Haupers, in the History Center Library.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/11/clem-haupers-minnesota-artist/feed/ 1 00:01:01 Art Curator Brian Szott discusses the life and work of St. Paul artist Clem Haupers. From his birth in St. Paul, his time in Paris, ... Art Curator Brian Szott discusses the life and work of St. Paul artist Clem Haupers. From his birth in St. Paul, his time in Paris, his stint as Minnesota director of the Federal Art Project to his art and teaching career afterwards, Szott combines the timeline of Haupers's life with a critical appreciation of his paintings and prints. Highlights include many examples of the art itself along with archival interviews with the artist. View photos of Clement Haupers, Clara Gardner Mairs, and their artwork. Learn more about the Federal Arts Project in Minnesota. You can also explore Haupers's and Mairs's papers, and read and hear interviews with Haupers, in the History Center Library. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
The Younger Brothers: After the Attempted Robbery http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/10/the-younger-brothers/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/10/the-younger-brothers/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2008 22:38:49 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=393 Everyone knows the story of the attempted bank robbery in Northfield by the James-Younger gang, when the townspeople rose up to defend their bank and thwarted the infamous would-be robbers. The gang fled the scene and split up; however, the Younger Brothers were captured later near Madelia, Minnesota. Government Records Specialist Charlie Rodgers tells the story of what happened to the brothers after their capture in this podcast.

Learn More:

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/10/the-younger-brothers/feed/ 0 5:58 Everyone knows the story of the attempted bank robbery in Northfield by the James-Younger gang, when the townspeople rose up to defend their bank and ... Everyone knows the story of the attempted bank robbery in Northfield by the James-Younger gang, when the townspeople rose up to defend their bank and thwarted the infamous would-be robbers. The gang fled the scene and split up; however, the Younger Brothers were captured later near Madelia, Minnesota. Government Records Specialist Charlie Rodgers tells the story of what happened to the brothers after their capture in this podcast. Learn More: History Topics: Northfield Raid and the James-Younger Gang The Story of Cole Younger by Himself Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Minnesota State Fair in Archival Film Footage http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/08/minnesota-state-fair-in-archival-film-footage/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/08/minnesota-state-fair-in-archival-film-footage/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2008 14:52:03 +0000 John Fulton http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=313 In our tribute to the MN State Fair, Collections Assistant John Fulton digs into the KSTP-TV news film Archive to find some stories that recall Fairs gone by. A taste of the large amount of film in the society’s collection.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/08/minnesota-state-fair-in-archival-film-footage/feed/ 1 4:52 In our tribute to the MN State Fair, Collections Assistant John Fulton digs into the KSTP-TV news film Archive to find some stories that recall ... In our tribute to the MN State Fair, Collections Assistant John Fulton digs into the KSTP-TV news film Archive to find some stories that recall Fairs gone by. A taste of the large amount of film in the societyrsquo;s collection. View posters and photos on the Fair in the Visual Resources Database Order the books State Fair, Blue Ribbon or The Great Dan Patch and the Remarkable Mr. Savage in the online store Share your own story about the Minnesota State Fair Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
1892 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/08/1892-republican-national-convention-in-minneapolis/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/08/1892-republican-national-convention-in-minneapolis/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2008 13:51:16 +0000 Pat Coleman http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=312 As a prelude to this year’s Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman takes a look back at the last time the Twin Cities hosted a national convention, the 1892 Republican Convention in Minneapolis. Then as now, the metro area took center stage with a huge influx of delegates, supporters, and of course, media. However, the conditions and the possibility of a surprise outcome were rather different. Take a listen!

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/08/1892-republican-national-convention-in-minneapolis/feed/ 5 4:42 As a prelude to this year's Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman takes a look back at the last time the ... As a prelude to this year's Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman takes a look back at the last time the Twin Cities hosted a national convention, the 1892 Republican Convention in Minneapolis. Then as now, the metro area took center stage with a huge influx of delegates, supporters, and of course, media. However, the conditions and the possibility of a surprise outcome were rather different. Take a listen! Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
1950s Tourist Cabins http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/07/1950s-tourist-cabins/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/07/1950s-tourist-cabins/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2008 19:40:01 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=283 Curator Matt Anderson celebrates the summer road trip season with a look at an early predecessor to the modern motel: the tourist cabin. One cabin from the Star Harbor Resort near Two Harbors, complete with its furnishings and appliances, is highlighted. The cabin is now in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society.

View photos of tourist cabins in general, and of the Star Harbor Resort in particular, in the Visual Resources Database. Purchase copies of Cabins of Minnesota and Minnesota Vacation Days in the online store. Learn more about one segment of the “hot pillow trade” in Minnesota under “History Topics.”

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/07/1950s-tourist-cabins/feed/ 3 4:54 Curator Matt Anderson celebrates the summer road trip season with a look at an early predecessor to the modern motel: the tourist cabin. One cabin ... Curator Matt Anderson celebrates the summer road trip season with a look at an early predecessor to the modern motel: the tourist cabin. One cabin from the Star Harbor Resort near Two Harbors, complete with its furnishings and appliances, is highlighted. The cabin is now in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. View photos of tourist cabins in general, and of the Star Harbor Resort in particular, in the Visual Resources Database. Purchase copies of Cabins of Minnesota and Minnesota Vacation Days in the online store. Learn more about one segment of the "hot pillow trade" in Minnesota under "History Topics." Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Suburban Richfield http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/06/suburban-richfield/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/06/suburban-richfield/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:07:02 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=253 In recognition of the “Suburban World” exhibit now showing at the History Center, we take a look at Richfield, a classic Minnesota postwar suburb. Excerpts from oral histories with long-time Richfield residents are featured, along with historic photos and documents from the community. (5 min. 8 sec. / 3.91 MB)

See additional photos of suburban Richfield in the Visual Resources Database. Read about the postwar boom at the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation “In Their Words” website. Order the book Richfield: Minnesota’s Oldest Suburb from the online store. Learn more at the Richfield Historical Society.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/06/suburban-richfield/feed/ 2 5:09 In recognition of the "Suburban World" exhibit now showing at the History Center, we take a look at Richfield, a classic Minnesota postwar suburb. Excerpts ... In recognition of the "Suburban World" exhibit now showing at the History Center, we take a look at Richfield, a classic Minnesota postwar suburb. Excerpts from oral histories with long-time Richfield residents are featured, along with historic photos and documents from the community. (5 min. 8 sec. / 3.91 MB) See additional photos of suburban Richfield in the Visual Resources Database. Read about the postwar boom at the Minnesota's Greatest Generation "In Their Words" website. Order the book Richfield: Minnesota's Oldest Suburb from the online store. Learn more at the Richfield Historical Society. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
RetroRama – A Celebration of ’50s Suburbia http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/05/retrorama-a-celebration-of-50s-suburbia/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/05/retrorama-a-celebration-of-50s-suburbia/#comments Mon, 12 May 2008 20:16:15 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=213 Although RetroRama is over, you can still appreciate our trip into the basement at the History Center to examine and pull items from the MHS Collection that speak to the culture and fashion of the 1950s. We documented what we found and thought we’d share it with you…enjoy!

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/05/retrorama-a-celebration-of-50s-suburbia/feed/ 1 4:24 Although RetroRama is over, you can still appreciate our trip into the basement at the History Center to examine and pull items from the MHS ... Although RetroRama is over, you can still appreciate our trip into the basement at the History Center to examine and pull items from the MHS Collection that speak to the culture and fashion of the 1950s. We documented what we found and thought wersquo;d share it with youhellip;enjoy! Learn More: RetroRama Site 1950s Fashion in the MHS Collection Suburban World - The Norling Photos Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Streetcars in St. Paul and Minneapolis http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/04/streetcars-in-st-paul-and-minneapolis/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/04/streetcars-in-st-paul-and-minneapolis/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2008 20:59:10 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=202 Matt Anderson, Objects Curator, looks at the history of streetcars in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Trolley-related artifacts, photos and film footage in the Society’s collection are featured. (4 min. 41 sec. / 12.2 MB)

Learn more about the Minnesota Historical Society’s trolley resources at the streetcars History Topics page. Read about streetcars in the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation Share Your Story page. See trolley photos in the Visual Resources Database. Learn about streetcars on the Selby-Lake line at the Right on Lake Street exhibit page. Purchase a copy of Twin Cities by Trolley in the online store.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/04/streetcars-in-st-paul-and-minneapolis/feed/ 2 4:42 Matt Anderson, Objects Curator, looks at the history of streetcars in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Trolley-related artifacts, photos and film footage in the Society's collection ... Matt Anderson, Objects Curator, looks at the history of streetcars in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Trolley-related artifacts, photos and film footage in the Society's collection are featured. (4 min. 41 sec. / 12.2 MB) Learn more about the Minnesota Historical Society's trolley resources at the streetcars History Topics page. Read about streetcars in the Minnesota's Greatest Generation Share Your Story page. See trolley photos in the Visual Resources Database. Learn about streetcars on the Selby-Lake line at the Right on Lake Street exhibit page. Purchase a copy of Twin Cities by Trolley in the online store. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
1950s Fashion in the MHS Collection http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/04/1950s-fashion-in-the-mhs-collection/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/04/1950s-fashion-in-the-mhs-collection/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2008 14:02:58 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=175 Curator Linda McShannock explores 1950s fashion through dresses, hats, shoes and accessories in the Minnesota Historical Society’s collection.

Fashion was the focus of the first in the Society’s popular series of RetroRama programs. The next RetroRama event takes place on May 15, 2008.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/04/1950s-fashion-in-the-mhs-collection/feed/ 1 2:55 Curator Linda McShannock explores 1950s fashion through dresses, hats, shoes and accessories in the Minnesota Historical Society's collection. Fashion was the focus of the first in ... Curator Linda McShannock explores 1950s fashion through dresses, hats, shoes and accessories in the Minnesota Historical Society's collection. Fashion was the focus of the first in the Society's popular series of RetroRama programs. The next RetroRama event takes place on May 15, 2008. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Civilian Conservation Corps http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/03/%c2%a0civilian-conservation-corps/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/03/%c2%a0civilian-conservation-corps/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2008 16:25:51 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=150 This month marks the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps, established March 31, 1933. Curator Matt Anderson commemorates the occasion with a look at CCC pieces in the Minnesota Historical Society’s collection. (4 min. 32 sec. / 11.7 MB)

The CCC is a focus of the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation project. Visit MGG’s In Their Words site to read accounts from CCC participants. Explore John Buskowiak’s trunk through a virtual presentation. Add your CCC story (or that of a friend or relative) to MGG’s Share Your Story site. Visit the State Historic Preservation Office site to search for surviving Minnesota CCC structures, including Camp Rabideau in Beltrami County. Purchase a copy of Hard Work and a Good Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota in the Online Store.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/03/%c2%a0civilian-conservation-corps/feed/ 4 4:32 This month marks the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps, established March 31, 1933. Curator Matt Anderson commemorates the occasion with a look at ... This month marks the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps, established March 31, 1933. Curator Matt Anderson commemorates the occasion with a look at CCC pieces in the Minnesota Historical Society's collection. (4 min. 32 sec. / 11.7 MB) The CCC is a focus of the Minnesota's Greatest Generation project. Visit MGG's In Their Words site to read accounts from CCC participants. Explore John Buskowiak's trunk through a virtual presentation. Add your CCC story (or that of a friend or relative) to MGG's Share Your Story site. Visit the State Historic Preservation Office site to search for surviving Minnesota CCC structures, including Camp Rabideau in Beltrami County. Purchase a copy of Hard Work and a Good Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota in the Online Store. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Bishop Whipple Collection of American Indian Art http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/02/bishop-whipple-collection-of-american-indian-art/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/02/bishop-whipple-collection-of-american-indian-art/#comments Wed, 20 Feb 2008 22:57:46 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=139 Senior Curator Marcia Anderson gives a brief overview of the new exhibit Selections from the Bishop Whipple Collection of American Indian Art, now on view at the Minnesota History Center. This podcast includes biographical information about Bishop Whipple as well as a closer look at a few pieces from his fabulous collection. (6 min. / 3.64 MB)

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/02/bishop-whipple-collection-of-american-indian-art/feed/ 1 6:01 Senior Curator Marcia Anderson gives a brief overview of the new exhibit Selections from the Bishop Whipple Collection of American Indian Art, now on view ... Senior Curator Marcia Anderson gives a brief overview of the new exhibit Selections from the Bishop Whipple Collection of American Indian Art, now on view at the Minnesota History Center. This podcast includes biographical information about Bishop Whipple as well as a closer look at a few pieces from his fabulous collection. (6 min. / 3.64 MB) Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Picturing Fort Snelling http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/01/picturing-fort-snelling/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/01/picturing-fort-snelling/#comments Fri, 25 Jan 2008 01:33:29 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=102 Brian Szott, Curator of Art, looks at changing views of Fort Snelling seen through artwork and photography of the 19th and 20th Centuries. (6 min. 46 sec. / 17.5 MB)

Additional images of Fort Snelling can be seen in the Visual Resources Database. More about Fort Snelling artist Seth Eastman can be found under History Topics, and at the exhibit page for Seth Eastman: Artist on the Frontier.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/01/picturing-fort-snelling/feed/ 10 6:47 Brian Szott, Curator of Art, looks at changing views of Fort Snelling seen through artwork and photography of the 19th and 20th Centuries. (6 min. ... Brian Szott, Curator of Art, looks at changing views of Fort Snelling seen through artwork and photography of the 19th and 20th Centuries. (6 min. 46 sec. / 17.5 MB) Additional images of Fort Snelling can be seen in the Visual Resources Database. More about Fort Snelling artist Seth Eastman can be found under History Topics, and at the exhibit page for Seth Eastman: Artist on the Frontier. Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Camera Ojibwe – The Photos http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/01/camera-ojibwe-the-photos/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/01/camera-ojibwe-the-photos/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2008 20:32:35 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=94 Diane Adams-Graf, Curator of Sound & Visual Collections, and Marcia Anderson, Senior Curator, discuss photographs featured in the 2007 exhibit “Camera Ojibwe.”

We Are at Home, the book by Bruce White that inspired “Camera Ojibwe,” is available in the Online Store.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2008/01/camera-ojibwe-the-photos/feed/ 1 6:56 Diane Adams-Graf, Curator of Sound #38; Visual Collections, and Marcia Anderson, Senior Curator, discuss photographs featured in the 2007 exhibit "Camera Ojibwe." We Are at Home, ... Diane Adams-Graf, Curator of Sound #38; Visual Collections, and Marcia Anderson, Senior Curator, discuss photographs featured in the 2007 exhibit "Camera Ojibwe." We Are at Home, the book by Bruce White that inspired "Camera Ojibwe," is available in the Online Store. video,,story,,museum,,history,,preservation,,civil,war,,Minnesota,,Native,American Minnesota Historical Society clean No
28th Virginia Infantry Battle Flag Captured at Gettysburg http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/12/virginia-battle-flag/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/12/virginia-battle-flag/#comments Mon, 17 Dec 2007 22:35:13 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=34 Objects Curator Matt Anderson takes a look at the Virginia battle flag captured by the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry during Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. (3 min. 15 sec. / 8.42 MB)

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/12/virginia-battle-flag/feed/ 22 3:16 Objects Curator Matt Anderson takes a look at the Virginia battle flag captured by the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg on ... Objects Curator Matt Anderson takes a look at the Virginia battle flag captured by the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. (3 min. 15 sec. / 8.42 MB) Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society no No
Franzman Altar: 03 Installation http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/franzman-altar-installation/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/franzman-altar-installation/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2007 22:00:42 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=61 Watch Minnesota Historical Society staff members as they move the altar from the basement Conservation Lab and install it in the MN150 gallery. (2 min. 40 sec. / 13.1 MB)

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/franzman-altar-installation/feed/ 0 2:40 Watch Minnesota Historical Society staff members as they move the altar from the basement Conservation Lab and install it in the MN150 gallery. (2 min. ... Watch Minnesota Historical Society staff members as they move the altar from the basement Conservation Lab and install it in the MN150 gallery. (2 min. 40 sec. / 13.1 MB) museum,,history,,altar,,church,,preservation,,Lutheran,,Minnesota,,exhibit Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Franzman Altar: 02 Object and Textile Treatments http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/franzman-altar-object-and-textile-treatments/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/franzman-altar-object-and-textile-treatments/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:59:16 +0000 admin http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=60 Watch Conservators Tom Braun and Ann Frisina clean and repair the altar to prepare it for display in MN150. (6 min. 5 sec. / 30.2 MB)

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/franzman-altar-object-and-textile-treatments/feed/ 0 6:06 Watch Conservators Tom Braun and Ann Frisina clean and repair the altar to prepare it for display in MN150. (6 min. 5 sec. / 30.2 ... Watch Conservators Tom Braun and Ann Frisina clean and repair the altar to prepare it for display in MN150. (6 min. 5 sec. / 30.2 MB) museum,,history,,altar,,church,,preservation,,Lutheran,,Minnesota,,textile Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Franzman Altar: 01 Introduction and Unpacking http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/franzman-altar-introduction-and-unpacking/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/franzman-altar-introduction-and-unpacking/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:57:39 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=58 Senior Curator Marcia Anderson shares the story behind the church altar carved by John Franzman and now on display in the MN150 exhibit. Objects Conservator Tom Braun is seen unpacking the altar’s components as they arrive at the Minnesota Historical Society. (3 min. 10 sec. / 15.4 MB)

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/franzman-altar-introduction-and-unpacking/feed/ 1 3:11 Senior Curator Marcia Anderson shares the story behind the church altar carved by John Franzman and now on display in the MN150 exhibit. Objects Conservator ... Senior Curator Marcia Anderson shares the story behind the church altar carved by John Franzman and now on display in the MN150 exhibit. Objects Conservator Tom Braun is seen unpacking the altar's components as they arrive at the Minnesota Historical Society. (3 min. 10 sec. / 15.4 MB) altar,,preservation,,Minnesota,,Lutheran,,History,,Historical,,museum,,exhibit Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Looking Back/Moving Forward http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/looking-backmoving-forward/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/looking-backmoving-forward/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:52:53 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=57 Brian Szott, Curator of Art, shares five of his favorite new additions to the Minnesota Historical Society’s fine art collection. (3 min. 38 sec. / 2.08 MB)

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/looking-backmoving-forward/feed/ 2 3:39 Brian Szott, Curator of Art, shares five of his favorite new additions to the Minnesota Historical Society's fine art collection. (3 min. 38 sec. / ... Brian Szott, Curator of Art, shares five of his favorite new additions to the Minnesota Historical Society's fine art collection. (3 min. 38 sec. / 2.08 MB) Podcasts,and,Slideshows Minnesota Historical Society clean No
I-35W Bridge Resources at the Minnesota Historical Society http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/i-35w-bridge-resources-at-the-minnesota-historical-society/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/i-35w-bridge-resources-at-the-minnesota-historical-society/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:50:20 +0000 Matt Anderson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=56 Shawn Rounds, Government Records Specialist, describes plans, photographs and records from the Interstate 35W bridge across the Mississippi River that collapsed on August 1, 2007. (3 min. 33 sec. / 17.3 MB)

Find more on the bridge at the Minnesota Historical Society Library’s I-35W Bridge Resources page.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/i-35w-bridge-resources-at-the-minnesota-historical-society/feed/ 0 3:34 Shawn Rounds, Government Records Specialist, describes plans, photographs and records from the Interstate 35W bridge across the Mississippi River that collapsed on August 1, 2007. ... Shawn Rounds, Government Records Specialist, describes plans, photographs and records from the Interstate 35W bridge across the Mississippi River that collapsed on August 1, 2007. (3 min. 33 sec. / 17.3 MB) Find more on the bridge at the Minnesota Historical Society Library's I-35W Bridge Resources page. 35W,,Bridge,,Documents,,Highway,,Minnesota,,Collapse,,design,,History Minnesota Historical Society clean No
Pulp Fiction http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/pulp-fiction/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/pulp-fiction/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:47:04 +0000 Pat Coleman http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=55 Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman takes a look at the seamy, steamy and entertaining world of Minnesota pulp fiction. (5 min. 12 sec. / 26 MB)

Explore more books from the 1930s through the 1950s with the Books of an Era timeline at the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation In Their Words web site.

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http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2007/11/pulp-fiction/feed/ 0 5:13 Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman takes a look at the seamy, steamy and entertaining world of Minnesota pulp fiction. (5 min. 12 sec. / 26 MB) Explore ... Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman takes a look at the seamy, steamy and entertaining world of Minnesota pulp fiction. (5 min. 12 sec. / 26 MB) Explore more books from the 1930s through the 1950s with the Books of an Era timeline at the Minnesota's Greatest Generation In Their Words web site. Preservation,,History,,books,,magazines,,pulp,,history,,whiz,bang,,Captain,Billy Minnesota Historical Society clean No