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Taconite Leaflet

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

A leaflet in support of the campaign for a Constitutional Amendment to freeze the taxation of taconite and related businesses for 25 years, which passed in 1964 with 80% approval from Minnesota voters. An envelope containing taconite pellets is stapled to the leaflet. The leaflet is printed on the front, in part: “This is TACONITE! / You have just received processed Taconite Pellets from Minnesota’s famous Mesabi Iron Range.” and “TACONITE / Minnesota’s Rock of Opportunity” with what, where, when, why and how explained below. “WHAT ABOUT THE PROPOSED TACONITE TAX AMENDMENT?” followed by explanatory information is printed on the back.

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Self Portrait

Monday, June 1st, 2015

A color screen-print on paper self portrait made by Minnesota artist Syd Fossum in 1965.

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Dr. King at the U

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King surrounded by reporters and photographers after his April 27, 1967 speech on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota.

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Rocking Chair Earrings

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

A pair of woman’s metal earrings with rocking chair pendants, ball studs, and screw back posts. The earrings are campaign paraphernalia from the 1959-1960 John F. Kennedy Presidential campaign.

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Munsingwear Bathrobe

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

A short Munsingwear bathrobe made of a checkered cotton fabric blend, 1968. Munsingwear was started by George Munsing in 1886.

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Bloomington Letter

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015



A blue and gold K-shaped felt and chenille Bloomington Kennedy High School letter, embellished with the word “Bloomington” embroidered diagonally across the K. 1960s.

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Green Giant Doll

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

A preprinted cloth “Green Giant” doll. Circa 1963-1967.

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Spool Rack

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

A spool rack used by Mrs. Quentin (Alice Lee Palmer) Horner, a Minneapolis dressmaker in the 1950s and 1960s. The rack consists of a wooden frame with ten (10) rungs, each with eight (8) nails holding spools of thread.

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Minnesota Fan

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

A brown plastic “Deskair” electric desk fan made by B & B Remembrance of St. Paul, MN. Circa 1960.

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Mille Lacs Ojibwe Grass Dance vest

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

A small Mille Lacs Ojibwe grass dance vest made in the 1960s or 70s.

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