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The Minneapolis Collection club and organization archives contain the records of both large commercial businesses, such as the Buzza Company and Minneapolis Moline, and smaller neighborhood and professional groups, such as the Prospect Park Study Club and the Engineers' Club of Minneapolis. The collections are comprised largely of unpublished materials including scrapbooks, member directories, meeting minutes, ledger books, programs, and letters and date from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

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All American Study Club
The women's study club was organized in November 1919; the clubs purpose was to study American History, American Literature and any topic pertaining to American interests. Mrs. William Crosbie was the...read more
(M/A 2000.88.01)

The Alternates
Ten women from southeast Minneapolis organized the club on October 4, 1889. The club was the second oldest in the Fifth District Minnesota Federation of Women's Clubs. The object of the club was "inte...read more
(M/A 2000.23.01-03)

Altrusa Club of Minneapolis
Organized April 13, 1931 and received charter on December 13, 1939. Altrusa Clubs are classified and selective membership clubs composed of women who hold executive positions in diversified businesses...read more
(M/A 2000.147.01)

American Association of University Women: Minneapolis Branch, Pen Group
The Pen Group began in the late 1920's as a writer's workshop of the Minneapolis Branch of the American Association of University Women. The purpose of the group was: to promote creative writing by en...read more
(M/A 2000.92.01)

American Committee of Minneapolis
Organized in 1919. The purpose of the committee was to fight against socialism through every channel possible. It was composed of citizens from all walks of life. James H. Ellison was chairman. The ed...read more
(M/A 2000.93.01)

The Amphictyons
Organized in 1905 and federated in 1906. Little information is available on this women's study group. The name of the group could come from the Greek, meaning "neighbors." Study programs included hist...read more
(M/A 2000.94.01)

Apollo Club
The history of the Apollo Club dates back to the spring of 1895 when the first steps were taken toward the formation of a male chorus. It was formally organized on September 23, 1895. Emil Oberhoffer ...read more
(M/A 2000.159.01-04)

Argosy Club
Organized October 26, 1897 by a group of south Minneapolis neighborhood women. They were interested in serious study, thus sending out their argosy -- their ship -- to bring back to them knowledge of ...read more
(M/A 2000.95.01)

Art History Club
Organizational date of this women's study club is unknown. The earliest program is dated 1898. The programs dealt with art related subjects -- sculpture, architecture, art of foreign countries, as wel...read more
(M/A 2000.96.01)

Atawasios Club
This women's club was organized as the Chicago Avenue Literary Club in October 1894. The later name was adopted in April 1903. The object of the club was the study of literature, history and kindred s...read more
(M/A 2000.97.01)

Athenaeum Club
Organized in late 1920 by a group of young mothers who felt the desire to continue the study they left off when leaving school. The name was chosen because the word originally meant a school for the p...read more
(M/A 2000.98.01)

Attic Club
Organized in 1909 by a group of 13 artists with Theodore Keene (then director of the Minneapolis School of Art) leading the club. The club took its name from its quarters on the top floor of Times bui...read more
(M/A 2000.99.01-02)

Authors Study Club
Seven women organized the club on December 7, 1896. They decided to study authors and their works and called the club the Ladies Monday Literary Club. In February, 1897, the name of the club was cha...read more
(M/A 2000.100.01-03)

Beacon Light Study Club
This south Minneapolis women's club was organized in March 1930. The objective of the club was the study of topics of the times and any other subject the club chose including literature, art, politics...read more
(M/A 2000.101.01)

Brown Study Club
Women's study club was organized and federated in 1911. Their goal was to study questions of interest and miscellaneous topics. Organized by a group of women from Brown County who had moved to Minneap...read more
(M/A 2000.102.01)

Buchanan Bible Study Club
Organized March 5, 1920 by Isabella Reid Buchanan, also known as Mrs. John C. Buchanan. Buchanan was a pioneer Minnesota club woman and Bible teacher. It was her idea that women might be interested in...read more
(M/A 2000.103.01-16)

Business and Professional Men's Association
This organization also called itself "The Cheese Club" and materials are from 1923-1938. The purpose of the club was: to extend aid and to co-operate with political movements, whose aim was the improv...read more
(M/A 2003.03.01)

Business and Professional Women's Club of Minneapolis
The Minneapolis Business and Professional Women's Club was organized June 16, 1919 as Business Women's Club of Minneapolis. The organization dinner was held at Dayton's Tea Room. Six hundred women wer...read more
(M/A 2000.04.01-07)

Business Forum
The content of the group's meetings also changed, and began to include guest speakers and debates of current topics among members. In recognition of this development, the organization changed its nam...read more
(M/A 2012.12.01-07)

The Buzza Company
George Buzza founded the Buzza Company in 1907. The company started out by selling college advertising posters and posters for retail clothing stores. When the market for these disappeared, he decided...read more
(M/A 2000.152.01-02)

Camden Area Community Concerns Council (CACCC) 1973-1978
This collection reflects Camden neighborhood's activities during the 1970s. The years 1977 and 1978 are most closely documented. The Camden Area Community Concerns Council CACCC) was an independent ...read more
(M/A 2000.173)

Cassiopeia Club
Organized on October 8, 1897 under the leadership of Agnes Fryberger. The membership consisted of South Minneapolis women in the Portland Avenue-36th Street area. The club was named after the constell...read more
(M/A 2000.104.01)

Cedar Lake Park Association
The Cedar Lake Park Association was originally founded in 1989 as a group called Save Cedar Lake Park (SCLP). Founded by Minneapolis citizens, the groups's original cause was to create a park out of a...read more
(M/A 2013.09.01-17)

Central Neighborhood Improvement Association
The Central Neighborhood Improvement Association (CNIA) was established in 1980 by residents who had a desire to work together to reduce crime in the area. They organized to become the non-profit 50...read more
(M/A 2013.03.01-07)

Charlie’s Café Exceptionale
The archives of this popular long time Minneapolis restaurant include a file drawer of biographical papers on Charlie and Louise Saunders, a file drawer of black and white photos of the restaurant, st...read more
(M/A 2000.185)

Children’s Theater Company
The Children's Theater Company started out as The Moppet Players in 1961 as a professional theater troupe for young audiences. They changed their name to the Children's Theater Company in 1965 when ...read more
(M/A 2012.16.01)

Citizens League of Minneapolis and Hennepin County
Founded in 1952. The Citizens League is an independent, nonpartisan educational organization in the Twin Cities area with over 3000 members, specializing in questions of government planning, finance a...read more
(M/A 2000.106.01-02)

Clio Club
Organized in 1895, federated in 1896. The object of this women's club was to meet regularly for the study of ancient and modern history.
(M/A 2000.107.01)

Columbia Park
Columbia Park in Northeast Minneapolis was acquired in 1892. The park board at that time was encouraged by William Folwell to acquire park lands in areas other than the southwestern park of the city....read more
(M/A 1883.03.01)

Columbian Club
Women's club was organized on October 13, 1893 by Eliza Berryhill. The original object of the club was to study the world's fair, the Columbian Exposition in Chicago; hence the name of the club. Art, ...read more
(M/A 2000.108.01)

Concordia Society of the Swedish Hospital
A benevolent women's society organized October 17, 1901, and incorporated June 10, 1918. The Concordia Society was primarily dedicated to providing free beds, as well as a variety of other services t...read more
(M/A 2000.168.01)

Cosmopolitan Study Club
A Minneapolis, Minnesota women's study club organized in 1901. Topics for study were issued annually and meetings to discuss this study were held at the houses of active members. The club motto: Do ...read more
(M/A 2000.109.01)

The Coterie
The Coterie lays claims to greater age than of any other club in Minneapolis except the Tuesday Club. The Coterie's inception dates from the fall of 1880.
(M/A 2000.111.01)

Cricket Theatre
The Cricket Theatre started in 1968 in a building on Hennepin Ave and 28th street. With the success of, House of Leather, their first big hit, the theater decided to travel the show reaching local Tw...read more
(M/A 2012.18.01-02)

Current Events and Literary Society
The Current Events and Literary Society was organized in Minneapolis, Minnesota in May of 1892. It joined the General Federation of Women's Clubs that same year, and later became a member of the Minn...read more
(M/A 2000.112.01)

Daughters of the American Colonists, Minnesota Society (DAC)
Daughters of the American Colonists (DAC) Minnesota Society was organized September 27, 1922, and incorporated June 24, 1924. The objective of the Society was to "be patriotic, historical, and educati...read more
(M/A 2000.113.01-06)

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) -- Minnesota
The Minnesota DAR was organized in 1892. Mrs. R. M. Newport of St. Paul was appointed first State Regent. The objective of the organization "shall be to unite the chapters of Minnesota for mutual...read more
(M/A 2000.114.01-13)

Daughters of the American Revolution -- Monument Chapter
Organized December 11, 1900, in Minneapolis, the Monument Chapter was one of the earliest chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in Minnesota. Its initial project was to erect a mo...read more
(M/A 2000.115.01-03)

Daughters of the American Revolution -- Rebecca Prescott Sherman/Fort Snelling Chapter
Organized in April 8, 1907 in Minneapolis. The name Rebecca Prescott Sherman was chosen because she is known to have sewn some of the stars on the first American flag at the home of Betsy Ross. She wa...read more
(M/A 2000.116.01-37)

Delphian Past Presidents' Club
Women's club organized in 1932. It was affiliated with the Minnesota State Federation of Women's Clubs, Minnesota Fifth District Federation of Women's Clubs and the Minneapolis Federation of Delphians...read more
(M/A 2000.119.01)

Department of Public Welfare, Food Stamp Division
The food stamp program was to officially begin in Minneapolis on November 29, 1939. This scrapbook documents the years of 1939-1945. It includes an excellent collection of photographs of the Minneapol...read more
(M/A 2000.172.01)

Disco Club
Women's club organized in 1894. Course of study ranged from history and travel to literature and the arts.
(M/A 2000.120.01)

East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO) News Advisory Board
Purpose of organization 1) to offer policy and procedural advice to the managing editors of the ECCO News; 2) to help support, promote, enhance and perpetuate the ECCO News; 3) to help interpret comm...read more
(M/A 2000.123.01)

Elective Study Club
Developed from a "Chataqua Circle" in the early 1890s by a group of young men and women. The circle disbanded in 1892 and the women formed the "Afternoon Literary Club." The official date of organizat...read more
(M/A 2000.124.01-05)

Elliot Park Neighborhood
Elliot Park is one of the oldest neighborhood communities in Minneapolis. It began around the time the city was founded in 1856. Sections of Elliot Park along 8th Street were platted for the building ...read more
(M/A 2012.02)

Engineer's Club of Minneapolis
The Engineers’ Club of Minneapolis (ECM) held their first meeting on May 4, 1883 at the “Board of Trade Room” in the old City Hall. Invited were all 30 engineers of Minneapolis whose addresses could ...read more
(M/A 2006.01.01-02)

Ex Tempore Club
The Ex Tempore women's club was organized December 9, 1926. The purpose of the club was to practice extemporaneous speaking and pursue general study. The club motto was, "We learn by speaking."
(M/A 2000.125.01)

Federal Reserve Bank’s site selection
Congress established the Federal Reserve in 1913. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis was at first a tenant in a leased space. In 1919 Congress approved the construction of new head office buildin...read more
(M/A 2000.174.01-.13)

Filomenian Club
Women's club was organized in 1915. Study programs varied, with programs showing lectures by various speakers and a broad course of study.
(M/A 2000.126.01)

Fortnightly Study Club
Women's club was organized in 1908 and federated in 1911. Study programs varied, with emphasis on the study of countries and various literary topics. A list of members shows most women are unmarried, ...read more
(M/A 2000.127.01)

French, William A. & Co.
William A. French (also known as Bill French, W.A. French, William Albert French) was born on April 2, 1863 in Plainfield, N.J and died on February 2, 1942. After moving to Minnesota in the 1880's, Fr...read more
(M/A 2000.151.01-06)

Friday History Club of Minneapolis
Organized in 1896 by a small group of women desiring self-improvement and friendship. Literary and miscellaneous programs were followed for a number of years and later the study of various countries w...read more
(M/A 2000.128.01)

Friday Study Club
Friday Study Club was organized January 22, 1926. They joined the Fifth District Federation of Women's Clubs on January 15, 1932. The club was organized for self-improvement, combining public speaking...read more
(M/A 2000.129.01)

Gleaners Study Club
Women's study club, organized in April 1914, and federated in 1915. Programs of study covered a wide variety of topics. Members also attended lectures as a club.
(M/A 2000.130.01)

Green Institute
The Green Institute was a nonprofit community economic development organization incorporated in the State of Minnesota in 1993. The Institute was founded as the result of an environmental justice move...read more
(M/A 2012.23.01-08)

Guthrie Theater
The Guthrie Theater was started by the Irishman Sir Tyrone Guthrie who wanted to found a new theater in a community unexposed to professional theater, yet willing to support a company of its own. Man...read more
(M/A 2012.15.01-10)

Heatherdale Study Club
The study club was organized in 1915. By 1916, the meetings were set for alternate Tuesdays. The topic for the 1916/17 years was Spanish America; each meeting covered aspects such as Mexico: Aztec C...read more
(M/A 2000.01.01)

Hennepin County War Records Committee
Collection consists of research done by Victory Memorial Drive War Committee to compile a Gold Star Roster of Hennepin County servicemen who died as a result of service in World War I. The Committee w...read more
(M/A 2005.10.01-.03)

The Historical Club
Origination date of organization is unknown. The object of the club was intellectual growth and social enjoyment. Programs were on historical topics.
(M/A 2000.131.01)

Historical Research, Inc.
Historical Research Incorporated was established by Norene Roberts in 1979. Dr. Roberts earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota in 1978. She was also employed by the Min...read more
(M/A 2000.192.01-.07)

The Hostesses
The Hostesses were founded August 24, 1898. The purpose of their founding was to make arrangements for a Ball, with the idea of making them a permanent social event each winter. Rules were drawn up re...read more
(M/A 2000.132.01-04)

Independent Order of Good Templars of Minnesota
The Grand Lodge of Minnesota, I.O.G.T. was founded in 1857. Their general purpose was to promote the cause of temperance in Minnesota, and the literary, social, and moral culture of its members and th...read more
(M/A 2000.134.01)

Inter Nos Study Club
Date of organization unknown but earliest program is dated 1908. Study topics included countries, famous men and women, drama, and other subjects. Collection consists of five programs (1908-1915).
(M/A 2000.137.01)

Intercity Bridge (Ford Parkway Bridge)
The bridge is one of the largest reinforced concrete bridges in Minnesota and was also notable as a major work of the prominent Norwegian-American engineer, Martin Sigvart Grytbak. It was redecked and...read more
(M/A 2012.13.01)

Ionian Study Club
Women's club was organized and federated in 1926. The object of the club was "the mutual improvement of its members in literature, art, science, and the vital interests of the city." Collect...read more
(M/A 2000.135.01)

Iota Study Club
Women's club was organized in 1927 and federated in 1939. The object of the club was united effort toward personal improvement, higher education, and social progress. They also corresponded with eleve...read more
(M/A 2000.136.01)

Junior League of Minneapolis
The Junior League of Minneapolis was a women's non-profit volunteer organization founded November 9, 1923. The first president was Katherine Phelps. Membership is limited to women under 38 years of ag...read more
(M/A 2000.138.01)

Kenwood Monday Club
Date of organization of women's study group not known but earliest program is dated 1895. Programs of study included countries and literary study. Collection consists of programs from 1895 to 1930 wit...read more
(M/A 2000.139.01)

Kenwood Park Neighborhood Center, 1979-1983
The Kenwood Park Neighborhood Center was a contentious and controversial construction project that met both significant opposition and support from Kenwood residents in the planning stages from 1979-1...read more
(M/A 2000.182.01)

Ladies of the Round Table
The Ladies of the Round Table were established in 1909. Their name came from the Knights of the Round Table. Their club motto was, "Its object shall be to pursue such a course of study as shall at dif...read more
(M/A 2000.140.01)

Ladies' Shakespeare Club
The Ladies' Shakespeare Club was organized in 1891 and federated in 1895. Study programs consisted of Shakespeare plays and later other topics were included. Each year consisted of the study of one or...read more
(M/A 2000.141.01)

Lake Harriet School (LHS)
Community supporters of Lake Harriet school fought Minneapolis Public School Board (MPS Board) in a long drawn out battle to keep the Lake Harriet School open as a school and when that battle was lost...read more
(M/A 2004.01.01-.02)

Lake Harriet School Parent Teacher Association
Scrapbooks, 1920-1974 Collection donated by Mike Miller and other Lake Harriet School LHS PTA members. Donated in ca. 2000 following program on Lake Harriet School given by Mike Miller and others at S...read more
(M/A 2000.167.01-.07)

Lake Harriet Yacht Club
The Lake Harriet Yacht Club was established in 1941. The purpose of the club "shall be to promote the physical and mental culture and the social interests of its members, to advance their interest in ...read more
(M/A 2000.142.01-02)

League of Women Voters of Minneapolis
The League was founded in 1919 to promote the political education of newly enfranchised women citizens. Locally, the League works to improve public policy in the city, region, and state. It focuses it...read more
(M/A 2000.143.01-02)

Lewis Parliamentary Law Association
The Lewis Parliamentary Law Association was organized in 1895 by Mrs. Mary Burr Lewis. It was a women's organization dedicated to parliamentary law. Recruits had to first complete a two year course in...read more
(M/A 2000.15.01)

Lil Punks Club
The Lil Punks began having formal weekly meetings the fall of 1938. Each meeting had the treasurer's and secretaries reports, new business etc. Purpose was to pass on any kindness given to them which...read more
(M/A 2005.08.01-.04)

Linden Hills Neighborhood Council
The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council serves as the voice of residents of the Linden Hills neighborhood, providing two-way communication with the City of Minneapolis and within the Linden Hills commun...read more
(M/A 2012.06)

Linden Hills Neighborhood History Projects 1995-2001
Material was gathered for two projects: 1) an exhibit on the history of Linden Hills sponsored by the architectural firm of TEA with Joann Ellison, project coordinator, and Greg LaLonde and Peter Suss...read more
(M/A 2000.183.01-06)

Linden Hills Study Club
The purpose of the Linden Hills Study Club, according to the constitution in 1903-04 was "to pursue such a course of study as shall, at different periods, be elected by the members, for mutual benefit...read more
( M/A 1995.02.01)

Lutheran World Federation, Third Assembly
This was a large global Lutheran assembly held in Minneapolis, MN, August 15-25, 1957. The Lutheran delegates included 69 German, 48 Scandinavian, 60 North American, 16 Asian, 7 Latin American, and 5 ...read more
(M/A 2000.161.01-02)

Lynnhurst Travel Club
The Lynnhurst Travel Club was organized in 1915. The club consisted of women from the Minneapolis area. The club studied a particular country or region every season. Some countries of study included C...read more
(M/A 2000.13.01)

Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association
The Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association consists of residents from the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. Their purpose: "...are to engage in projects that improve and enhance the community life and social ...read more
(M/A 2000.68.01)

Mecklenburg Travel Club
The club was organized in September 1937. It was named after Dr. George Mecklenburg, world traveler, lecturer, and minister at Wesley Methodist Church in Minneapolis. The primary purpose of the club w...read more
(M/A 2000.144.01)

Midwest Federated Chaparral Poets
This club was organized in 1941 with Margarette Ball Dickson as organizing regent. Myrta Albertson Wells of Minneapolis was the first president.
(M/A 1996.03.01-04)

The Minikahda Club
The Minikahda Club was founded November 11, 1898. Founders and charter officers were Martin Koon, William Edgar, Walter Tiffany, and Harry Thayer, among others. The name Minikahda is a combination of ...read more
(M/A 2000.146.01-15)

Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad
The Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad was founded in 1870 and was absorbed by a larger railroad in 1960. The railroad faced financial difficulties for a significant portion of its history. In 1923, t...read more
(M/A 1995.03.01)

Minneapolis (Tally Ho) Coaching Club
Tally Ho Coaching Clubs became a popular sport and recreation activity among the wealthy in the U.S. in the late 1800s and into the early 20th century. With its origins in Europe, more specifically Br...read more
(M/A 2000.09.01)

Minneapolis and region scrapbooks
Collection consists of six scrapbooks which may have been compiled for the Minneapolis Civic and Commerce Association. The focus of the newspaper clippings is primarily Minneapolis. However, other Min...read more
(M/A 2000.158.01-06)

Minneapolis Aquatennial
The Aquatennial is the official civic celebration of Minneapolis which is held annually during the third full week of July. Originating in 1940, the outdoor festival celebrates the famous waters of Mi...read more
(M/A 2000.14.01-05)

Minneapolis Auditorium (1403 Stevens Avenue)
On June 4, 1927 the newly constructed Minneapolis Auditorium opened its doors at 1403 Stevens Avenue. This project was prompted by the Manufacturers Association of Minneapolis. The auditorium gave the...read more
(M/A 2000.06.01-05)

Minneapolis Audubon Society
Organized March 10, 1915, the Minneapolis chapter is the oldest Audubon Society in Minnesota. The purpose of the organization: "is to promote the conservation and wise use of all natural resources, wi...read more
(M/A 2000.148.01-15)

Minneapolis Board of Education
The Minneapolis Board of Education takes on the responsibility for selecting the superintendent and overseeing the district's budget, curriculum, personnel and facilities. They create policy pertainin...read more
(M/A 2000.164.01)

Minneapolis Board of Trade
The Minneapolis Board of Trade was organized in 1855 "to facilitate and promote the commercial, mercantile and manufacturing interests of the city of Minneapolis." One of the board's first successes w...read more
(M/A 2012.03)

Minneapolis Charter
The Minneapolis Charter was created in 1872 by the Minnesota State Legislature. The charter works as the constitution or legal document that governs the City of Minneapolis. In 1898, the State gave ju...read more
(SCMC 2000.165.01)

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design began as the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, led by President Douglas Volk. In 1886 in a rented apartment in downtown Minneapolis. 28 students were enrolled ...read more
(M/A 2013.04.01-05)

Minneapolis Council for Adult Education 1930-1942
The Minneapolis Council for Adult Education began in 1929. The organization's objectives were to promote education among the adult population of Minneapolis; to collect and keep up-to-date directory i...read more
(M/A 2000.162.01)

Minneapolis Council of Parent-Teacher Associations
The purpose of the Minneapolis Council of Parent-Teacher Associations was as follows: "To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, church, and community. To raise the standards of ho...read more
(M/A 2000.189.01)

Minneapolis Council of Parent-Teacher Associations: Save our School Campaign (SOS)
The campaign to raise three million dollars to assist the Minneapolis Public Schools in paying their bills was initiated in July 1942. The campaign lasted a little more than one month. The amendment f...read more
(M/A 2000.171.01)

Minneapolis Council of Women's Organizations
The Minneapolis Council of Women's Organizations began in April 1892 by women's associations interested in education, literature, art, social reform, and philanthropy. The aim of the Council "shall be...read more
(M/A 2000.81.01-02 SCMC)

Minneapolis Gun Club
Founded in 1875, the Minneapolis Gun Club promoted the sports of trap and skeet shooting, and other various shooting activities. This club competed with other gun clubs both regionally and nationally....read more
(M/A 2000.11.01)

Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) was created in 1972. The City of Minneapolis created this particular commission for preserving the cultural, social, economic, religious, politic...read more
(M/A 2000.186.01-.09)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
In 1883, The Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts was founded. This society, composed of 25 members at the time, would eventually give rise to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). In 1911, Clinton Mo...read more
(M/A 2013.01.01-11)

Minneapolis Kennel Club
The Minneapolis Kennel Club (MKC) started on October 23, 1933. Their mission: "...further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs, to advance the interests of dog shows and obedience trials, an...read more
(M/A 2000.08.01-02)

Minneapolis Mill Company
Founded in 1855 by Robert Smith. It was formed to develop the water power on the west bank of the Mississippi. Robert Smith died in 1867 and his heirs sold the Smith interest in the company in 1869. C...read more
(M/A 2000.153.01-32)

Minneapolis Mill Company and St. Anthony Falls Water Power Company
These four volumes, not identified as either one company or the other, include: a water measurement ledger (1890-1897), an insurance expiration register (1883-1924), a journal (January-September 1889)...read more
(M/A 2000.155.01-04)

Minneapolis Moline
The Minneapolis Moline Power Implement Company started in 1929. A merger between the Moline Plow Co. (est. 1852), Minneapolis Threshing Co. (est. 1887), and the Minneapolis Steel and Threshing Co. (es...read more
(M/A 2000.157.01)

Minneapolis Poetry Society and the League of Minnesota Poets
The League of Minnesota Poets was founded by Clara A. Clausen, Irl Morse and Marie d'Autremont Gerry in 1934. In 1934, Margarette Ball Dickson became the first poet Laureate for the state of Minnesota...read more
(M/A 2000.16.01-02)

Minneapolis Public Library
Maps, photos, charts, etc of 1950 library sites and neighborhood.
(M/A 1885.01.01)

Minneapolis Public Schools Directories
Directories of schools and administration, 1917-1965 incomplete. See also book collection title Directory of teachers and general information regarding MinneapolisPubli...read more
(M/A 2000.188)

Minneapolis Social Club
The Minneapolis Social Club, originally known as the Lonesome Club, was organized in September 1924 as a dance group for middle-aged men and women who enjoyed "old-time music." Membership was restrict...read more
(M/A 2000.17.01)

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts
To humble beginnings, the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts was founded in 1883 by 25 professional and business leaders at the time, fourteen men and eleven women. In the beginning they owned six works...read more
(M/A 2013.02.01-04)

Minneapolis Women's Activities
The Minneapolis Women's Activities Year Books were sponsored by the Women's Week Exposition Committee. This committee was put together to promote the advancement of women in society. The first exposit...read more
(M/A 2000.169.01-02)

Minneapolis Writers Workshop (MWW)
The Minneapolis Writers Workshop was a byproduct of a Works Progress Administration (WPA) program. One of the programs formulated by Harold Ickes, Director of the WPA, was to write guidebooks for each...read more
(M/A 1996.01.01-04)

Minnehaha Thursday Club
The founding date for this women's club is unknown. The club was originally named the Minnehaha Mentor Club. In 1926, the name was changed to the Minnehaha Thursday Club. Meetings were held at the mem...read more
(M/A 2000.18.01)

Minnehikers (Minneapolis Municipal Hikers)
The Minnehikers or the Minneapolis Municipal Hiking Club was founded in December of 1919, by Mr. Theodore Wirth the Superintendent of Parks. The club was created as an informal walking club whose main...read more
(M/A 2000.03.01-03)

Minnesota Artists' Association
Founded in 1937. Composed of Minnesota artists as active members, and persons interested in art but not actively engaged in art as associate members. The collection consists of constitution and amendm...read more
(M/A 2000.19.01-06)

Minnesota Civil Liberties Union
The Minnesota Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1952 with the stated goal of protecting the civil liberties of Minnesotans through legislation, education, and political lobbying. This was done in o...read more
(M/A 2000.20.01)

Minnesota Council for Adult Education 1919-1942
The Minnesota Council for Adult Education was begun in 1919 as the Minnesota State Americanization Council. It was originally conceived to provide education to recent immigrants so they could better i...read more
(M/A 2000.163.01)

Minnesota Federation of Women's Clubs
Founded April 25, 1895. Comprised of ten district organizations and many local clubs. Collection includes yearbooks (1897-1926), directories (1958-1965), newspaper clippings (late 1930s-early 1940s), ...read more
(M/A 2000.21.01-03)

Minnesota Federation of Women's Clubs, Fifth District
Organized April 25, 1897. Member of MN Federation. The Fifth District includes over 80 clubs. Charity, civic work, education, and suffrage were among their endeavors. Collection includes directories (...read more
(M/A 2000.22.01-05)

Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 13th (1898-1899)
The 13th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry was a regiment formed to fight during the Spanish-American War. It was one of three Minnesota regiments mustered during the war (along with the 12th and the 14th)...read more
(M/A 2000.55.01)

Minnesota League of Building, Loan and Savings Associations
The Minnesota League of Building, Loan, and Savings Associations was an affiliate of the United States Building and Loan League, a advocacy group formed in 1893. The group's original mission was to pr...read more
(M/A 2000.24.01-03)

Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA)
The Minnesota Music Teachers Association, founded in 1901, is a professional non-profit educational organization and is affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association, founded in 1876. Its mi...read more
(M/A 2000.25.01)

Minnesota Opera
The Center Opera Company was founded in 1963 when the Walker Art Center Commissioned an opera for its performing arts program. In its early years the opera company was known for its alternative and pr...read more
(M/A 2008.01.01-.03)

Minnesota Orchestra
The Minnesota Orchestra under the name, The Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1903. Their first concert was held on November 5th of that year. At first, the Orchestra did not have a permanent home s...read more
(M/A 2012.24.01-09)

Minnesota State Federation of Labor
The Minnesota State Federation of Labor was the state chapter of the national American Federation of Labor. Now known as the Minnesota AFL-CIO, as of 2011 it represented more than 300,000 workers thro...read more
(M/A 2000.180.01)

Minnesota Territorial Centennial
The Minnesota Territory was formed on March 3, 1849. Formed out of portions of the Wisconsin Territory and Iowa Territory, the territory also included the parts of present day North and South Dakota e...read more
(M/A 2000.07.01)

Minnesota Twins Collection
Minnesota has a long history of baseball that includes amateur teams organized throughout the state before the Civil War. In 1884, four Minnesota cities boasted professional minor league teams (Northw...read more
(M/A 2013.06.01-08)

Model City 1966-1975
Model City was a massive effort to rebuild or restore entire neighborhoods. Its goals were to contribute to the healthy growth of the city, increase substantially the supply of standard housing of low...read more
(M/A 2000.179.01-06)

Monday Club
The Monday Club was founded in 1882 by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Von Schlegell as a club for discussing social, historical, and literary topics. Among its founding members were Mrs. Daniel Fish, Mrs. Cyrus ...read more
(M/A 2000.28.01)

Monday Study Club
The Monday Study Club was founded in 1914. Each year a topic of study was chosen. Members hosted meetings at their homes on a rotating schedule. The club met on alternate Mondays at 1pm from October t...read more
(M/A 2000.29.01)

Morningside Literary Club
Literary club organized in 1920. Collection consists of three programs (1927-1928, 1929-1930, and 1930-1931). Became the Morningside Woman's Club in 1937 see M/A 2000.33.01
(M/A 2000.32.01)

Morningside Women's Club
Morningside Woman's Club was organized in 1937. The club was previously known as the Morningside Literary Club.
(M/A 2000.33.01)

Music Performances Memorabilia, 1890s --1900s.
Box 1 contains the scrapbook which includes miscellaneous programs and reviews of performances pertaining to clubs such as the Philharmonic, the Apollo, Thursday Musical, Minneapolis Symphony, and oth...read more
(M/A 2000.54.01-02)

National League of American Pen Women, Minnesota Branch
The National League of American Pen Women was founded in 1897. Marian Longfellow O'Donohue, niece of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, decided to found an organization for women journalists. Assisted by Mar...read more
(M/A 2000.91.01)

National Society of New England Women, Minneapolis Colony
The National Society of New England Women was organized in New York City in 1895 by Mrs. William Gerry Slade. In June 1906, at the biennial meeting of the Federation of Women's Clubs, the President an...read more
(M/A 2000.35.01)

Nature Study Club
The Nature Study Club was organized in 1901 and was federated in 1903. The object of the club was "to pursue some course of study" and "to promote social relations". Meetings were held on the second a...read more
(M/A 2000.36.01)

Neighborhood Newspapers, 1970s 1980s
Included in this collection is information on the role of a neighborhood newspaper in a community, what the newspaper readers hoped to gain from the paper and what role it has in has in residents live...read more
(M/A 2004.02.01)

Neighborhood Revitalization Program
In 1988, the Neighborhood Housing and Economic Task Force of Minneapolis completed a report in response to growing concerns about the perception of neighborhood decline in the City. As a solution, thi...read more
(M/A 2012.05.01-29)

New Friends of Chamber Music
New Friends of Chamber Music was organized to promote interest in chamber music by bringing to Minneapolis the outstanding chamber music ensembles of Europe and America and by presenting musicians fro...read more
(M/A 2000.05)

Nineteenth Century Club
The Nineteenth Century Club was organized in 1890. The purpose of the club was mutual improvement. Meetings were held alternating weeks from October through April.
(M/A 2000.37.01)

Northern States Power Company: St. Anthony Main Street Station
Main Street Station was completed in 1895. It was located on the east side of St. Anthony falls and was primarily a steam station, but power output was supplemented from three hydraulic turbines. An e...read more
(M/A 2000.156.01)

Northside Federation, Inc 1966-1968
The Northside Federation was founded in 1967. The purpose of the federation was to provide a vehicle through which recommendations can be made and/or actions can be taken on the needs, concerns, and p...read more
(M/A 2000.177.01)

Northside Settlement Services, Inc.1968, 1977-1978
The Northside Settlement Services, Inc. provided a variety of services to residents of north Minneapolis. The administration offices of the center were located at 2507 Fremont Avenue North. The purpos...read more
(M/A 2000.175.01)

Oak Park Study Club
The Oak Park Study Club was organized in 1895. Each year a theme for study was chosen. The club gave its members an opportunity to continue their education in such areas as poetry, art and literature....read more
(M/A 2000.42.01)

Oliver Wendell Holmes Club
The Oliver Wendell Holmes Club was organized in 1894 in Minneapolis. The motto of the club was "sapere aude", a Latin phrase meaning "dare to discern". The club founder was Mrs. Frederick. E. Hobbs. T...read more
(M/A 2000.43.01)

Ollapodrida Study Club
The Ollapodrida Study Club was organized in April 1921 in Minneapolis by eleven women members of Simpson Church. The club's name comes from the Spanish phrase "olla podrida" which loosely translates t...read more
(M/A 2000.45.01-02)

The Olympians Study Club
The Olympians Study Club was organized on February 13, 1913 in Minneapolis by Mrs. Caleb C. Crane. Themes of study were chosen from modern literature, modern drama or current events. Members hosted me...read more
(M/A 2000.44.01)

Outlook Study Club
The Outlook Study Club was organized on March 22, 1929 in Minneapolis. The motto of the Outlook Study Club was "That we may know better our state and the men and women who have contributed to its deve...read more
(M/A 2000.46.01)

Pathfinders Club
The Pathfinders Club was organized on February 14, 1901 in Minneapolis. The object of the club was "intellectual growth and social enjoyment". Each year a theme for study was selected. Meetings were h...read more
(M/A 2000.47.01)

Peripatetics Club of Minneapolis
The Peripatetics Club of Minneapolis was organized in 1890. During the 1880s, four women held weekly meetings to provide uninterrupted time to study subjects of interest to them. This group was formal...read more
(M/A 1996.02.01-02)

Pilot City Regional Center (PCRC) 1966-1976

The Pilot City Regional Center provided a variety of services to residents of north Minneapolis. It was the headquarters for the Pilot City Program, which was created by the city of Minneapolis in ...read more

(M/A 2000.170.01-06)

Plymouth Congregational Church
Plymouth Congregational Church was organized in 1857 by 18 charter members. The Reverend Norman McLeod acted as pastor. They built their first building in 1858 at Nicollet and Fourth Street. On the ni...read more
(M/A 2000.49.01)

Plymouth Congregational Church Funeral Records
Plymouth Congregational Church was organized in 1857 by 18 charter members. The Reverend Norman McLeod acted as pastor. They built their first building in 1858 at Nicollet and Fourth Street. On April...read more
(M/A 2007.01.01-04)

Prospect Park Study Club
The Prospect Park Study Club (PPSC) was founded in 1896. The Prospect Park Study Club was in the tradition of many other Federation of Womenss Clubs, a study club. The club selected topics of an acad...read more
(M/A 2000.02.01-05)

Ramblers Study Club
In September 1896 a group of Minneapolis women formed a study club. The general purpose of the club was the advancement of social, educational and benevolent objectives. Their plan was to have a trave...read more
(M/A 2000.51.01)

Republican National Convention
The Republican National Convention of 1892, which took place from June 7 to June 10, was the first national political convention to take place west of the Mississipi. Held at the Industrial Exposition...read more
(M/A 2011.01.01-03)

Riverfront Development Coordination Board (RDCB), 1976
The Riverfront Development Coordination Board (RDCB) was established in the early 1970s as a joint powers organization to coordinate the Central Riverfront efforts of the Minneapolis Park and Recreati...read more
(M/A 2000.187)

Saint Anthony Falls Club
The Saint Anthony Falls Club was organized in 1897 and federated in 1903. The purpose of the club was educational study. The official colors of the club were brown and maize. Each year a theme for stu...read more
(M/A 2000.52.01)

Saint Anthony Falls Water Power Company
Formed by Franklin Steele to develop the falls water power on the East Bank. By 1868 Steele's partners sold out and were replaced by local businessmen, including John S. Pillsbury. The company was pla...read more
(M/A 2000.154.01-21)

Saturday Club
The Saturday Club was organized in Minneapolis in 1899, federated on the state level in 1909 and at the general level in 1919. Each year a theme for study was selected. Meetings were held every other ...read more
(M/A 2000.53.01)

Saturday Lunch Club
Original purpose of the club was as a non-partisan open forum and disinterested service for free discussion of social, economic and political issues. Founder of the club was Stiles P. Jones, who worke...read more
(M/A 2003.04.01-.05)

Save Cedar Lake Park
Save Cedar Lake Park (SCLP) was a citizens group formed in 1989 with the vision of establishing a rustic nature park on the north and northeast shores of Cedar Lake and along the railroad right-of-way...read more
(M/A 2000.56.01)

Schilling Tours
Schilling Tours was a travel agency located in Minneapolis. The company organized summer tours, primarily to Europe. Wilber H. Schilling was the manager. The business was located on Washington Avenue ...read more
(M/A 2000.149.01)

Search Light Study Club
The Search Light Study Club was organized and federated in 1908 in north Minneapolis. The motto of the Search Light Study Club was "In essential unity, in nonessential liberty; in all things charity."...read more
(M/A 2000.57.01)

Seward Neighborhood Group
Seward neighborhood is one of the most unique and enduring communities in Minneapolis. Its boundaries are well defined: the eastern border follows the Mississippi River to the Soo Line Railroad, whic...read more
(M/A 2010.01.01-07)

Skylight Club
The Skylight Club was organized around 1890 with the purpose of serving as a salon for intellectually inquisitive and culturally sophisticated men to gather and discuss the issues of the day. Initiall...read more
(M/A 2000.58.01-10)

Stanley Hall Academy for Young Women
Stanley Hall was an English and classical school for girls. It opened in 1890 and was located at 10 East 17th Street in Minneapolis until it moved into its new facilities at 2118 Pleasant Avenue South...read more
(M/A 1998.03.01-02)

Sumner Field Housing Project
The first government built and operated housing development in Minneapolis was Sumner Field. It was built in 1938. It consisted of 44 two story row houses and foun three story apartment buildings in...read more
(M/A 2000.190.01-03)

Sunnyside Literary Club
The Sunnyside Literary Club was organized in 1893. The object of the club was "mutual improvement." Meetings were held every other Friday from September through April. Members hosted meetings at their...read more
(M/A 2000 61.01)

Theatre in the Round
After the Circle Theatre was closed down for financial reasons in the early 1950s, seven of its members decided to start a new theatre, a theatre supported by its members. The group convinced 50 of t...read more
(M/A 2012.17.01-02)

Thursday Musical
Founded on November 10, 1892 by 13 young musicians as the Lorelei Club with Laura C. Dennis Williams (neé Dennis) as president. The name was used for only one meeting; later, the organization w...read more
(M/A 2000.63.01-25)

Thursday Study Club
The Thursday Study Club was organized in November 1899 by nine neighbor women with the goal of improving themselves. It was originally called the Magazine Current Events Club. In 1905 the name was cha...read more
(M/A 2000.62.01)

The Today Club
The Today Club was founded on April 17, 1897. The object of the club was to "be the mutual improvement of its members in literature and cultivation of the social qualities." Membership was limited to ...read more
(M/A 2000.64.01)

Tourist Club
The Tourist Club was formed on November 23, 1891 at the home of the founder, Mrs. Cyrus W. (Martha) Wells. Charter members included Mrs. C.A. Bucknam, Mrs. J.C. Buchanan and Mrs. Edwin S. Slater. The ...read more
(M/A 2000.66.01)

Travelers' Club
The Travelers' Club was organized in 1896. Its purpose was "the study of countries, cities and objects of interest" and to "obtain culture and knowledge which are usually derived from travel." The Clu...read more
(M/A 2000.67.01)

Tuesday Club
The club was founded in May of 1874 in Minneapolis and was originally called the Grecian Study Class. Initial meetings were held in a hall on Hennepin Avenue, but were soon moved to the home Mrs. Cyru...read more
(M/A 2000.69.01)

Twentieth Century Club
The Twentieth Century Club was organized on February 15, 1900 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its original name was the Young Matrons' Club. The club's named changed to Twentieth Century Club in 1916. The ...read more
(M/A 2000.72.01)

Twin City Machine Shop
The Twin City Machine Co. was started in 1900 as a partnership between Alfred Schneider and Joseph Garbett. The shop was located in the Power Building on Nicollet Island. The property was owned by the...read more
(M/A 2000.150.01)

United Order of Foresters Nicollet Lodge, No. 91
The United Order of Foresters was a fraternal society organized in 1893. I's home office was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first known recorded meeting of the Nicollet Lodge (or Nicollet Court) chapter...read more
(M/A 2000.73.01)

University of Minnesota Theatre
The first group on the University of Minnesota campus to perform plays was Delta Sigma, organized in 1867. The group, typically avid debaters, would put on a play or musical once or twice every year. ...read more
(M/A 2012.19.01-04)

Utopian Study Club
The Utopian Study Club originated in 1892 with a small group of young girls, whose object was to study the Chicago World's Fair. The original name of this group was the Young Ladies Current Events Clu...read more
(M/A 2000.74.01)

Victory Memorial Driveway Committee
In 1918 the Board of Park Commissioners decided to redesign Glenwood-Camden Parkway to permit the planting of memorial trees memorializing lives lost in World War I from Hennepin County. The sale of b...read more
(M/A 2000.75.01)

Victory Neighborhood Council
In 1974, the Park and Recreation Board of the City of Minneapolis begin the process of putting together a proposal for the development of a neighborhood playground and a shelter building in accordance...read more
(M/A 2000.176.01)

Violet Study Club
The Violet Study Club was organized in March 1906 in north Minneapolis and federated in 1907. They were affiliated with the Argosy and Pathfinders Clubs. The motto of the Violet Study Club was "Knowle...read more
(M/A 2000.78.01)

Walker Art Center
The history of the Walker Art Center starts in the 1870s's when lumberman and city father Thomas Barlow (T.B) Walker began collecting paintings and other works of art for his house on 8th and Hennepin...read more
(M/A 2008.02.01-07)

WAMSO - Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association
The Women's Association of the Minnesota Orchestra (WAMSO), a nonprofit corporation of volunteers, promotes the enjoyment of music and provides support for the Minnesota Orchestra through fundraising ...read more
(M/A 2000.160.01-02)

The Way Center: Youth Center
The Way Center, sometimes referred to as The New Way Center, began in August 8, 1966 after an outbreak of violence on the North Side of Minneapolis on August 4, 1966. Its short range purpose was to he...read more
(M/A 2000.178.01)

Wednesday Club
The Wednesday Club was organized in 1902, with the objective of "mutual improvement and the study of such topics as shall be agreed upon by its members." Collection consists of two programs,...read more
(M/A 2000.79.01)

Woman's Christian Association
Organized January 27, 1866 as the Christian Aid Society of Minneapolis. It was the first women's benevolent association in the state of Minnesota. In 1873 they incorporated as the Woman's Christian As...read more
(M/A 2000.80.01)

The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis was founded in March 1907 by and for women for the purpose of "education, civic and social service, study and friendly association." Its first president was Mrs. Charle...read more
(M/A 2000.82.01-05)

Woman's Occupational Bureau
The Woman's Occupation Bureau was organized in 1916 by the College Women's Club of Minneapolis. The organization was a member of the National Committee of Bureaus of Occupations. Its purpose was to pr...read more
(M/A 2000.83.01-03)

Women's Auxiliary to the Railway Mail Association
Organized in 1900 by wives of postal clerks from St. Paul and Minneapolis. The organization was federated in 1911. In 1941 its membership consisted of 181 women. Its purpose was "promotion of social e...read more
(M/A 2000.84.01)

Women's Co-operative Alliance, Inc.
Organized in 1914 and incorporated in 1918. The group was a community organization that co-operated with all constructive religious, political, racial, and social groups. The purpose of the organizati...read more
(M/A 2000.85.01)

Women's Literary Club
This portfolio of posters was prepared by literary clubs of Minneapolis for the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Twenty-seven clubs are represented. Each poster tells the history of the club and is decor...read more
(M/A 2000.77.01)

Zetetic Club
The Zetetic Club was founded in 1897 and was federated in 1900. The club was founded by a group of women who had previously been meeting less formally in their homes and studying various topics of int...read more
(M/A 2000.86.01)

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