Minneapolis Board of Trade Collection M/A 2012.03
|Creator:||Hemphill, John T.|
|Title:||Minneapolis Board of Trade Collection|
|Repository:||James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library|
History of the 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 was backing navigational improvements to the Upper Mississippi River. In 1881, the Board refused to relinquish the name to an organization then forming a grain exchange, which then became the Chamber of Commerce. After futile attempts to raise money by expanding membership in 1899 and 1900, the Board of Trade officially dissolved in February 1901 and merged into the Minneapolis Commercial Club.
One box. The book is a handwritten book of minutes of meetings of the Board of Trade from April 1895 to April 1899. The entries are all written by the Board's Secretary, John T. Hemphill. There are also a few newspaper articles relevant to the Board's business pasted in at various spots.
Minneapolis through a camera917.765 R69 Minneapolis Special Collections (4th Floor)
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Minneapolis (Minn.). Board of Trade.
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