Viola Carlberg McConnell was born in Albia, Iowa in 1903. She later moved to Minneapolis where she attended West High School and the University of Minnesota. In 1927 she married Harold Graham McConnell who later served as the vice president of the Minneapolis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank.
McConnell worked as a journalist and writer for a number of local publications including the
Minneapolis Journal. As a Diocesan correspondent she had very close ties to the Minneapolis religious community and worked with a number of religious and faith-based organizations such as the Religious Public Relations Council and the YMCA. She was also an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis.
McConnell died January 27, 1996 in Minneapolis.
The collection consists of one box containing miscellaneous materials such as programs, notices, newsletters and photographs largely pertaining to to McConnell's work with the Religious Public Relations Council, the Episcopal Church and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis.
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