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Carl Warmington Collection M/A 1998.30.01

Carl Warmington Collection M/A 1998.30.01

Creator:Warmington, Carl
Title: Carl Warmington Collection
Quantity: 2.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


Carl Warmington was born on September 5, 1907 in Dubuque, Iowa. He lived in Minneapolis from 1909 to 1936 at 3105 Clinton Avenue with his parents. He married Ruth Carter in 1936 and the couple lived in St. Paul until 1938 when Carl accepted the Executive Secretaryship of the Kansas City, Kansas Community Chest and Council. The Warmingtons did not return to live in Minnesota until 1978 when they briefly lived near Lake Harriet before they moved to Florida in 1980 for the rest of their retirement. Carl Warmington died on December 17, 2006 in Bradenton, Florida.

Warmington was a musician, social worker, and Minneapolis resident. Collection includes biographical reminiscences, especially about the Depression and Mr. Warmington's days as a member of a Jazz band during the 1920s. Also includes photos from his days as director of the Homeless Men's Bureau (early 1930s) and manuscripts. Looking Back, a Personal History (2 c.) and Reminiscences, a 1929 Round the World Cruise on the S. S. President Wilson Steamship, "Homeless men in Minneapolis during the depression": an oral history project 10/10/1989. "Jazz Memories" from the periodical Active Lifestyles, February 1991 (pgs 38-39), and the articles "Remembering the Great Depression," "Enjoying Tennis during Retirement Years," "Alcoholism and the Homeless Man" from The Transient, and "Memories of the Jazz Age" from Mississippi Rag. Letters and some family photos included.

Description of the Collection

Two boxes. Collection consists of biographical reminiscences, letters, family photos, and photos taken in 1930's of Anchor hotel, Men's Bureau, Union City Mission, and Gateway District.

Box 1 contains three spiral bound manuscripts. "Looking Back A Personal History by Carl Warmington Memories of Boyhood in Minneapolis, Musical Adventures, Depression Years, Fund Raising Highlights, Community Planning Years, Revival of the Player Piano, Senior Tennis Tournaments, Assessing Retirement Years, "Looking Back A Personal History," "Reminiscences a 1929 Round the World Cruise on the S. S. President Wilson Steamship by Carl Warmington Minnesotan's March 22, 1929 to July 10, 1929."

Box-folder 2 contains photos of Men's Bureau Buildings and Staff, Gateway Buildings and Residents, Union City Mission Farm, and unnumbered photos of Men's Bureau Clients and Staff, Salvation Army Buildings, Union City Mission Restaurant, and Bed bugs. See index. After indexed photos are these unnumbered photos. Men's Bureau Clients 14 photos Men's Bureau Staff 19 photos Men's Bureau Buildings 2 photos Salvation Army Dormitories 2 photos Union City Mission Restaurant 3 photos Buildings and Dormitory unlabeled 3 photos Bedbugs 8 photos

Related Material

Minnesota Historical Society has the Carl Warmington Papers.

Also in the Minneapolis Collection is:

Warmington, Carl. Living a full live during the 20th century: an autobiography. F614.M553 W37 1999

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Minneapolis Transient Bureau. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Minneapolis Working Boys Band.


Big bands--Minnesota--Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.
Homeless persons--Services for--Minnesota--Minneapolis.
Public welfare--Minnesota--Minneapolis.
Social workers--Minnesota--Minneapolis--Biography.


Minneapolis (Minn.)--Economic conditions--1918-1945.

Table of Contents

Index to Photos (Box-folder 2)

Correspondence with library staff, photo of Carl Warmington -- Box 1, Folder 1
Family photos -- Box 1, Folder 2
Biography clippings "Tennis News of Florida" 1992 -- Box 1, Folder 3
"Working Boy's Band" article written by Carl Warmington published in Minneapolis Star and Tribune June 8, 1985 -- Box 1, Folder 4
"The Juvenile Follies of 1924" -- Box 1, Folder 5
"Memories of the Jazz Age", "Looking Back at Prohibition", "Musician's Jobbing During the 1930's Depression" -- Box 1, Folder 6
"Jobbing During the Depression" -- Box 1, Folder 7
"Memories of Breezy Point Lodge Days" 2 copies -- Box 1, Folder 8
"Alcoholism and the Homeless Man" 2 copies -- Box 1, Folder 9
"Homeless Men in Minneapolis During the Depression" an oral history transcription of an interview with Carl Warmington by Lillian Burns October 10, 1989 -- Box 1, Folder 10
"Remembering the Great Depression" 2 copies, "Invisible Income" -- Box 1, Folder 11
"Hobo Herbie" 2 copies -- Box 1, Folder 12
"Depression Days in the Thirties" -- Box 1, Folder 13
"A Legacy of Leadership," "Community Foundations, A Reflection" -- Box 1, Folder 14
"Speeches, Speeches, Speeches" 2 copies -- Box 1, Folder 15
"Good Neighbors," "Summer Vacations," copy of a photograph of Medway Street House in Providence RI -- Box 1, Folder 16
"The Family Guide to Successful Moving" -- Box 1, Folder 17
"Moving Made Easier" -- Box 1, Folder 18
"Memories of the Rubber City Retreads" 3 copies, "Assessing My Retirement" -- Box 1, Folder 19
"Jazz Memories" 3 copies -- Box 1, Folder 20
"Living with Dyslexia" 2 copies -- Box 1, Folder 21
"I Always Wanted to Learn How to Play the Piano" 2 copies -- Box 1, Folder 22
"Local Boy Makes Good, If You Remember Art Landry and His Orchestra You Will Especially Enjoy the Story of His Success" -- Box 1, Folder 23
"Manual of the Men's Bureau 204-210 North Second St. Minneapolis Minnesota" compiled by Carl Warmington September 1, 1935 -- Box 1, Folder 24
Annual Report Men's Bureau Division of Public Relief 204 No. 2nd St. 1934 -- Box 1, Folder 25
"Jazz Memories" -- Box 1, Folder 26
"Remembering the Great Depression" -- Box 1, Folder 27
"Homeless Men in Minnesota" -- Box 1, Folder 28

Index to Photos (Box-folder 2)

Anchor Hotel 213 Nicollet Ave1F
Anchor Hotel 231 Nicollet Ave1G
Bedbug photos10
Bedbug photos11
Bedbug photos12
C. Warmington, E. Mora, Rev. Wm (Left to Right)7D
Drawing by a staff member of John Nyberg18
Gateway Center Big -- restrooms1A
Gateway Christmas Tree1E
Gateway District Hotels unidentified8J
Gateway District Hotels unidentified8K
Gateway District Hotels unidentified8L
Gateway District Hotels unidentified8M
Gateway District Hotels unidentified8N
Gateway Resident5A
Gateway Resident5B
Gateway Residents4F
Gateway Residents5C
Gateway Residents5D
Gateway Residents Protesting5E
Home Trade Shoe Store1D
Laboratory Equipment9-3
Laboratory Equipment9-4
Leo Bohanon8F
Leo Bohanon8G
Medicine Lake7F
Men's Bureau 204 N. 2nd St2A
Men's Bureau 5 story building4A
Men's Bureau Dormitory 3rd Floor3A
Men's Bureau Dormitory 3rd Floor3B
Men's Bureau Dormitory Barber3E
Men's Bureau Dormitory Card players3C
Men's Bureau Dormitory Card players3D
Men's Bureau Dormitory Hallway3F
Men's Bureau Offices2B
Men's Bureau Picnic at Mission Farm3-4
Men's Bureau Staff Supervisors3-5
Men's Bureau Waiting Room2C
Men resting in Gateway Park8O
Mills Hotel1B
Moller Barber College1C
Operator of the "Bed Bug Laboratory"9-1
Painting by a staff member of John Nyberg19
Photos of Picketing of Men's Bureau6A
Photos of Picketing of Men's Bureau6B
Photos of Picketing of Men's Bureau6C
Photos of Picketing of Men's Bureau6D
Photos of Picketing of Men's Bureau6E
Salvation Army Dormitory 3rd Av.4B
Street Mission Meetings4C
Street Mission Meetings4D
Union City Mission, Interior8I
Union City Mission Dormitory7E
Union City Mission Farm7G
Union City Mission Farm Bridge15
Union City Mission Farm Chapel7A
Union City Mission Farm Chapel, interior7C
Union City Mission Farm Chapel in winter7B
Union City Mission Farm Dining Room14
Union City Mission Farm Dormitory13
Union City Mission Farm Dormitory17
Union City Mission Farm Lunch Room7H
Union City Mission Farm Lunch Room in City8A
Union City Mission Farm Lunch Room in City8B
Union City Mission Farm Lunch Room in City8C
Union City Mission Farm Lunch Room in City8D
Union City Mission Farm Lunch Room in City8E
Union City Mission Farm Teepees16
Warmington views a microscope slide9-2

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