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 The collections are comprised largely of unpublished materials including scrapbooks, member directories, meeting minutes, ledger books, programs, and letters and date from the mid-nineteenth century to the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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Adeline Sprague Study Club
The founding date of this women's club is unknown. Object of the club was to review current books and study a given topic. Adeline Sprague was the honorary president. Each member also had to be a memb...read more
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
Alpha Advance Club
The founding date of this women's club is unknown. There are no clippings or history of the club available. In 1949-1950, the officers of the club included Mrs. Paul Haugen as President, Mrs. R.E. Hab...read more
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
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
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
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
American Scandinavian Woman's Club
Organized in 1942. The president was Clara M. Johnson. No history of the club available. Programs were mainly civic and patriotic.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Browndale Park Coterie
Women's study club was organized in 1917 and federated in 1918. Their goal was to study questions of interest and miscellaneous topics.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, staff, and guests, and a file drawer of regalia. The collection also includes three oversized boxes of photographs, one oversized box of menus, one oversized box of miscellaneous materials that complement the menus, two boxes of awards, plaques, and miscellaneous materials, one box of newspaper clippings including columnist's critiques, publicity and a newspaper index for Charlie's Café Exceptional covering the years 1934-1982. See also Louise Herou, at M/A 1998.50.
Chicago Avenue Literary Club
Organized in October 1894 and federated in March 1902. The objective of the club was the study of literature, history, and kindred subjects. In April 1903, the club changed its name to Atawasios Club...read more
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 helpfulness and cooperation in furthering the principles and objects of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution." The three goals of the DAR are historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotism. The Minnesota DAR has owned and operated the Sibley House in Mendota since 1910. Members come from all walks of life and include all age groups. As of 1990 there were 30 DAR chapters in Minnesota. Restoring and preserving historic artifacts and buildings, distributing citizenship manuals and volunteering at Veterans Hospitals, as well as sponsoring schools for disadvantaged children, are among their projects. Collection includes newspaper clippings from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1980s, and miscellaneous pamphlets, directories, and letters. Also includes programs from eight state chapters: Capt. John Holmes, Colonial, Gen. James Knapp, John Prescott, John Witherspoon, Keewaydin, Maria Sanford, and Minneapolis. Ten scrapbooks covering national and state events as was as DAR events for the years 1963 through mid 1965, and one scrapbook covering the years 1944 to 1947 are also included. Box 1: Four scrapbooks: events 1963: National D.A.R, State D.A.R., State chapter,. Box 2: Scrapbook, national events, May 16, 1963-Jan.1, 1964. Box 3: Scrapbook, state events June 30, 1963 to Nov. 1963, national events Jan. 1-March 31, 1964. Box 4: Scrapbooks, 1964 events: National Society D.A.R., State D.A.R. Apr-Sept., State D.A.R. chapter, National events April 1-June 20. Box 5: Scrapbook, 1964, national events June 20-September 18. Box 6: Scrapbook, 1964, national events Sept 19-Dec. 31. Box 7: Scrapbook, 1964, State events Jan. 1-Sept 29. Box 8: Scrapbooks: Ft. Snelling Memorial Chapel Rededication, Nov. 1964, and state events Oct.-Dec. 1964. Box 9: Scrapbook, 1965 events: National Society D.A.R, State D.A.R., national Jan-Mar 1965. Box 10 Scrapbook 1965 events: national events April, State Jan-Apr 1965. Box 11 Programs from various state chapters. Box 12 Clippings, miscellaneous papers and pamphlets, 1930s, 1940s. Box 13 Clippings 1930s, 1940s, 1960s-1990s. Box 14 Scrapbook, 1944-1947 events: national, state, state chapter events.
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
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 was also the wife of Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The name was changed to Fort Snelling in 1935 due to the length of the previous name. The history of the club has been extensively recorded in the 35 scrapbooks which detail events in national, state, and Fort Snelling D.A.R. history from 1907 to 1982. Also included is a 75th anniversary scrapbook as well as programs from 1932-1985 with some years missing.
Delphian Parliamentary Law Club
Women's club organized in 1937, and federated in 1940. The object of the club was the study and practice of parliamentary law.
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
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
Women's club organized in 1894. Course of study ranged from history and travel to literature and the arts.
Domus Study Club
Women's study club was organized in 1913 and federated in 1923. Study programs featured a variety of local and international topics.
Early American Glass Club of Minnesota Inc.
The club was organized by a group of Twin Cities women in 1936. Their aim was "to stimulate and promote interest in and appreciation of early American glass and to encourage bringing from obscurity an...read more
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 community interests to the ECCO News staff. Collection includes board meeting minutes (1977-1985), annual meetings (1980-1982), readership study (1980), miscellaneous correspondence, articles of incorporation, and related items. Copies of ECCO News (June 1973-December 1981) available in SCMC periodical holdings.
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
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
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
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."
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
Women's club was organized in 1915. Study programs varied, with programs showing lectures by various speakers and a broad course of study.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
The Improvement Club of the Minneapolis League for the Hard of Hearing Inc.
Start date of this women's club is unknown. Collection includes two programs from 1931-1932 and 1932-1933. Study topics varied from Minnesota topics to countries to personalities of the day.
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 the members of its subordinate organizations. Collection includes miscellaneous leaflets, two books, The Good of the Order and Digest of Revised Laws and Decisions, as well as the proceedings of the 42nd Annual Session of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota, I.O.G.T., held in Minneapolis, on June 14 and September 5-6, 1899. Collection also includes the constitution, by-laws, and articles of incorporation of the I.O.G.T. of Minnesota, and miscellaneous articles and pamphlets.
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).
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
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." Collection includes the history of the club, several clippings, and programs from 1928-1944 and 1951-1974, with some missing years.
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 eleven women's clubs in Central and South America in the late 1930s. Collection includes programs (1945-1966) with some missing years and one clipping.
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
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 with some missing years.
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
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
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
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
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 St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Linden Hills by the Linden Hills History Study Group.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Minerva Study Club
This women's study club was organized in 1928 and federated in 1929. Study programs covered a wide variety of topics. Some topics include U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. History, India, China, Korea, litera...read more
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
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
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
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 Minnesota towns and neighboring states are occasionally mentioned. The dates range from June 1912 to January 1917 and January 1925 to September 1926.Box 1: Clippings, June 1912-June 1913. Box 2: Clippings, May 1913-June 1914. Box 3: Clippings, January 1914-January 1915. Box 4: Clippings, June 1914-August 1915. Box 5: Clippings, August 1915-January 1917. Box 6: Clippings, January 1925-September 1926.
Minneapolis Aquatennial 1940-1948
Collection includes professional photographs of the 1940 events: air show, general photos, officials, parade, queen of lake, rodeo, in 1941 general photographs, and scrapbooks for 1944-1948, and two boxes of ephemera from those years and an oversize box with miscellaneous photographs.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 District Dental Society. Women's Auxiliary
This women's organization was founded November 6, 1916. Their primary purpose was to promote and enhance oral education, oral health, and overall well-being in the Minneapolis District, which included...read more
Minneapolis Federation of Delphian Chapters
This women's club was organized in May 1926. Their objective: "unite the Delphian Chapters of Minneapolis into a federation for the purpose of simplifying union activities, for good fellowship, loyalt...read more
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
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
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
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
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. C. Washburn gained controlling interest in the company. The company developed its operation on the West Bank. In 1857 the company began a canal along the riverbank which would carry the river water diverted from the flow over the falls. Sawmills and flour mills would be accommodated along the canal. After 1876 the company began to ease out the lumber mills and make the water available to the flour millers. William de la Barre became engineer for the company in 1883 and managed the power needs for the flour milling interests until the industry began to decline. In 1889 the Pillsbury-Washburn Flour Mills Company bought the Minneapolis Mill Company. In 1923 Northern States Power acquired the company. Material donated by NSP includes eleven invoice books (1886-1924), three rent ledgers (1890-1936), one rent account book (1885-1891), one operating maintenance book (1890-1893), one water limitation notices book (1926-1937), six lumber ledger, sales, and orders books (1879-1883), two daily expenditures books (1880-1883), one excess water rents and rebates ledger (1916-1927), and six employee time books (1884-1924). Box 1 Invoice Book, January 7, 1886-December 31, 1888. Box 2 Invoice Book, November 1, 1889-May 1, 1891; Box 3 Invoice Book, January 1, 1889-November 23, 1894; Box 4 Invoice Book, May 9, 1891-August 31, 1894; Box 5 Invoice Book, September 1, 1894-August 10, 1898; Box 6 Invoice Book, August 12, 1898-October 18, 1900; Box 7 Invoice Book, October 6, 1900-August 31, 1905; Box 8 Invoice Book, September 1, 1905-August 31, 1911; Box 9 Invoice Book, September 1, 1911-July 22, 1916; Box 10 Invoice Book, July 22, 1916-August 31, 1923; Box 11 Invoice Book, September 1, 1923-March 1924; Box 12 Details of Operating Maintenance Book, September 1, 1890-September 1, 1893; Box 13 Rent Roll Ledger January 1, 1890-July1, 1904; Box 14 Rent Roll Ledger, October 1, 1904-July 1, 1922; Box 15 Rent Roll Ledger, October 1, 1922-January 1, 1936; Box 16 Rent Account Book 1885-1891; Box.17 Water Limitation Notices book, March 1926-August 1937; Box 18 Lumber Ledger, July 31, 1879-October 31, 1882; Box 19 Lumber Sales Journal, June 14, 1879-June 28, 1882; Box 20 Lumber Sales Journal, June 29, 1881-February 13, 1883; Box 21 Lumber Orders Ledger, June 18, 1879-September 24, 1879; Box 22 Lumber Orders Ledger, September 15, 1879-March 10, 1880; Box 23 Lumber Orders Ledger, August 6, 1880-March 26, 1881; Box 24 Ledger of excess water rents and rebates, January 1916-December 1927; Box 25 Daily expenditures book, April 1, 1880-October 22, 1881; Box 26 Daily expenditures book, October 25, 1881-December 31, 1883; Box 27 Time Book, March 1, 1884-October 1, 1885; Box 28 Time Book, July 1, 1890-June 30, 1894; Box 29 Time Book, October 21, 1899-December 9, 1905; Box 30 Time Book, December 23, 1905-March 8, 1913; Box 31 Time Book, March 22, 1913-Deember 6, 1919; Box 32 Time Book, December 20, 1919-February 29, 1924.
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), and an excess water rents and rebates book (1892-1929). Box 01 Measurements of water ledger, 1890-1897; Box 2 Insurance expiration register, January 1883-October 1924. Box 3 Record book of excess water rents and rebates: Accounts Receivable, January 1, 1892-1929; Box 4 Journal, January 1, 1889-September 1889.
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
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
Minneapolis Public Library
Maps, photos, charts, etc of 1950 library sites and neighborhood.
Minneapolis Public Schools Directories
Directories of schools and administration, 1917-1965 incomplete. See also book collection title Directory of teachers and general information regarding MinneapolisPublic Schools and later title Directory author Minneapolis Public Schools (Call number L165.M6A5). Other materials in SCMC Vertical File Schools: Minneapolis Public Schools
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 amendments, minutes of board meetings (1937-1954), bulletins, biographies, and clippings about members. Also included are attendance and membership lists (1937-1960), correspondence (1937-1960), and exhibits (1939-1971).
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
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
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), and convention programs. Also includes district histories (except 5th District) as well as a scrapbook of radio scripts, i.e. "Pioneer Women of Minnesota" and "World Adventure Club."
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 (1915-1967), scrapbooks of club activities (1927-1944), newspaper clippings (1920s-1960s), and club histories of Fifth District Club members. Also includes a detailed history of Fifth District activities by Mrs. J. P. Coan (no first name found).
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
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
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
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
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
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
Missionary Round Table and Training Class
The Missionary Round Table was a study group in Minneapolis designed to further missionary work by sharing knowledge on religion, history, the world's cultures and other related topics. The group appe...read more
Mo Pan American Club
The Mo Pan American Club was organized in July of 1942, named in honor of Mrs. K. E. Mo (one of its charter members). It was a women's club related to Latin American and South American culture and his...read more
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 and moderate costs, reduce disease and enforced idleness, increase educational opportunities, provide jobs for residents of the area, assure maximum choice of housing by citizens of all income levels, renew entire slum neighborhoods by combined use of physical and social development programs. The Model City area was Lyndale Avenue on the west, 36th Street and 32nd Streets on the south and southeast side, Hiawatha on the east and Franklin and Grant Avenues on the north and north east. The city of Minneapolis paid for 20% of the expenses and the federal government paid 80% including for the planning, developing, and administrating of the program. The federal government also paid 80% of the supplemental for the nonfederal share of the programs that were federal grant-in-aid that were included in the demonstration city program. The collection includes: Box 1: program orientation (1966), staff reports, financial information, program proposal, work program outline, committee reports, etc., 1967-1969; Box 2: committee minutes, reports (1970): Education, Human and Physical Environment, Policy Planning, Social Utilities; Box 3: Calendars and meetings, 1971-1972; Box 4: calendars and meetings 1973-1975; Box 5: Housing survey; Box 6: Housing survey. See also Catalog under author: Minneapolis Minn Model Cities and author: Minneapolis Minn Model City.
Modern Study Club
Collection consists of two programs, 1950-1951 and 1954-1955, with a list of members.
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
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
Monday Welfare Club
The Monday Welfare Club was organized in Minneapolis in 1924 and federated in 1924. The purpose of the club was to help brighten the lives of others and bring aid to the needy. Funds for the club's ph...read more
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
Morningside Social Club
The Morning Side Social Club was organized in 1909 in Minneapolis.
Morningside Women's Club
Morningside Woman's Club was organized in 1937. The club was previously known as the Morningside Literary Club.
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 others. Much of the material pertains to events in which Emil Oberhoffer participated. Performances mainly took place at venues in Minneapolis but some were in St. Paul. Box 2 includes six (6) folders of clippings, programs, and reviews.
National Eucharistic Congress (Ninth), June 22-26, 1941
Materials include posters, an article by Walter Eli Quigley about the Lindberghs (Charles A. Sr. and Jr.), and newspaper coverage of the convention. See also: VF: Conventions: National Eucharistic Congress (Ninth) for press releases and programs.
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
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
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
Neighborhood Current Events Club
The Neighborhood Current Events Club was organized in 1899. The club was also known as the Magazine Current Events Club. In 1905 the club changes its name to the Thursday Study Club and moved from a s...read more
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
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
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
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.
Ninth Hour Study Club
The Ninth Hour Study Club was a Bible study, religious club was organized in 1925. Members hosted meetings at their homes on a rotating schedule.
North Side Commercial Club
The North Side Commercial Club was founded in April 1904. The purpose of the club was "the promotion of the welfare of that part of the city known as the Third and Tenth wards." In 1911 the North Side...read more
Northern Lights Study Club
The Northern Lights Study Club, also known as the Northern Lights Literary Club, was organized in 1919 and federated in 1922. The origins of the club go back to November 1901, when a group of school g...read more
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 explosion and fire destroyed the plant on January 6, 1911. Thirteen days after the blast the plant was up and running again. A history of both NSP and the Main Street Station can be found in The Energy to Make Things Better - an Illustrated History of Northern States Power Company (fHD9684.U64 N64 1999 SCMC). Collection consists of 16 copies of blueprints of St. Anthony Main Street Station from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1941. Collection is housed in SCMC Map Case 2, Drawer 4.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Philomathic Study Club
The Philomathic Study Club was organized in 1925. The motto of the Philomathic Study Club was "Loyalty". Philomathic means a lover of learning. Each year a topic of study was chosen. Meetings were hel...read more
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
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
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
In October of 1927, twelve young women living in the Twin Cities founded a social club to share their Polish background with each other. They called themselves the Polanie Club, Polanie means "people ...read more
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
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
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
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
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
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 plagued by chronic capitalization problems and also bothered by problems associated with the islands located in the river just above the falls. In 1889 the Pillsbury-Washburn Flour Mills Company acquired the company. William de la Barre was made directing officer of both the Minneapolis Mill Company and the St. Anthony Falls Water Power Company. The identity of both companies remained intact. In 1923 Northern States Power acquired the company. The collection, donated by NSP, includes ten invoice books (1889-1922), two operating and maintenance ledgers (1890-1924), one construction accounts book covering the lower dam (1895-1900), three monthly rent ledgers (1890-1936), one quarterly rent ledger (1904-1926), one water power lease book (n.d.), one journal of the lower dam construction (1895-1900), one accounts ledger (1889-1890), and a rentals journal (1889-1890). Box 1 Invoice Book, November 30, 1889-August 31, 1896. Box 2 Invoice Book, May 28, 1895-July 10, 1896. Box 3 Invoice Book, September 18, 1896-December 31, 1898. Box 4 Invoice Book, May 8, 1897-August 31, 1898. Box 5 Invoice Book, January 1, 1899-May 18, 1901. Box 6 Invoice Book, May 20, 1901-November 1, 1903. Box 7 Invoice Book, December 15, 1903-July 11, 1907. Box 8 Invoice Book, April 1906 (Hennepin Power House Construction) Box 9 Invoice Book, August 1907-June 1912. Box 10 Invoice Book, January 1, 1917-February 11, 1922. Box 11 Details of operating and maintenance ledger, September 1, 1890-September 1, 1922. Box 12 Details of operating and maintenance ledger, September 1, 1922-March 1, 1924. Box13 Construction accounts covering lower dam, May 1895-August 1900. Box 14 Monthly Rent Ledger, November 1890-April 1899. Box 15 Monthly Rent Ledger, May 1899-April 1915. Box 16 Monthly Rent Ledger, May 1915-February 1936. Box 17 Quarterly rent ledger, January 1, 1904-July 1, 1926. Box 18 Water Power Lease Book, no dates—book is unused. Box 19 Lower Dam construction journal, August 31, 1895-August 31, 1900. Box 20 Accounts Ledger, November 1889-1890. Box 21 Rentals Journal, November 1, 1889-February, 1890.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Society of Citizenship
The Society of Citizenship was organized in 1920 by Mrs. Mary D. LaRue. It was federated with the state and district in 1922 and with the general federation in 1929. The club believed that women shoul...read more
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
The Study Club was organized around 1915. It met every Friday afternoon. Officers rotated alphabetically each year in lieu of elections. The group had 25 members. Topics of study included Spanish lite...read more
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
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)
T.O.T.N. Club (Top of the News)
The T.O.T.N. (Top of The News) Club was organized on October 15, 1946 and federated in 1951. Its motto was "In Step with the World." Meetings were held once a month from September through May and were...read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
The object of the Tuesday Class was "the intellectual and social culture of its members." Membership was limited to twenty ladies. Members would host meetings at their homes. Sixteen meetings were hel...read more
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
Tuesday Literary Club
The Tuesday Literary Club was organized on 1927. The club's motto was "We have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." Mrs. C.M. Scott was the club's first president. Every year a gene...read more
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 1903-1904 and 1904-1905.
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 Association of Minneapolis. Their general purpose was to "provide for the temporal and spiritual wants of the destitute, irrespective of age and color; the dissemination of charities through the medium of its officers and Board of Directors, and furnishing of a house where working women may find board at a moderate price with the influence of a Christian home in Minneapolis." Kate Dunwoody Hall, the Mahala Fisk Pillsbury Club, the Jones-Harrison Home, Mabeth Paige Hall, the Clara Doerr Club and Lindley Hall are all part of the Woman's Christian Association mission. The collection includes various pamphlets, directories (1938-1981), clippings (1940s and more recent ones from the 1980s) and annual reports in a separate file from 1881-1977 (incomplete).
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
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
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
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
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
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