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Bruce Weir Benidt Collection M/A 1994.07.01-.03

Creator:Benidt, Bruce Weir, 1950-
Title: Bruce Weir Benidt Collection
Dates:1982-1984
Quantity: 3.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

Biography

Bruce Benidt was born in Minneapolis in 1950. He graduated from New College in Sarasota, Florida with a bachelor's degree and from the University of Minnesota with a master's degree in journalism. He wrote Library Book: Centennial History of the Minneapolis Public Library, as well as a self-published novel Cross over the River: Lives of Stonewall Jackson. He has been a reporter for the Minneapolis Star and, after the merger, the Star Tribune, as well as a communications consultant and regular contributor to Star Tribune articles.


Collection Description

Three boxes. Collection covers 1982-1984. The collection consists of manuscripts and memorabilia on Library Book.

Box 1: Box 1 contains notes and correspondence from 1982-1984, in folders, notebooks, and loose papers. There are 3 notebooks, 23 folders (see box list below), 1 item, 1 set of notecards, and 2 cassette tapes.

Item: Mock-up of The Library Book cover design; Notecards: References and footnotes; Cassette Tape 1: Minneapolis Public Library retirees I, 1982, Cassette Tape 2: Minneapolis Public Library retirees II, 1982

Box 2: Box 2 contains an unedited draft of Benidt's Library Book in five folders.

Box 3: Box 3 contains a copy ready manuscript of Library Book.


Related Material

Benidt, Bruce Weir. Library Book: Centennial History of the Minneapolis Public Library. Reference Z733.M667B46 1984 Special Collections Minneapolis Collection


Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Minneapolis Public Library -- Employees.
Minneapolis Public Library -- History.

Subjects

Public libraries -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- History.

Table of Contents


Correspondence with various public figures associated with Minnesota or Minneapolis 1982-1984 -- Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence with various public figures associated with Minnesota or Minneapolis
Typed captions for Library Book -- Box 1, Folder 2
Information blocks for the text and general information on the library -- Box 1, Folder 3
Suggestions for revision of The Library Book -- Box 1, Folder 4
Quotes on libraries in general -- Box 1, Folder 5
Draft, with revision notes, of the introduction and conclusion -- Box 1, Folder 6
Draft, with revision notes, of chapters 1-3 -- Box 1, Folder 7
Notes toward chapters 4-5 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Draft, with revision notes, of chapters 4-5 -- Box 1, Folder 9
Notes toward a revision of chapter 6 -- Box 1, Folder 10
Additions for draft 2 of the manuscript -- Box 1, Folder 11
T.H. Williams -- Box 1, Folder 12
Retired Minneapolis Public Library staff -- Box 1, Folder 13
The Science Museum, formerly the Minnesota Academy of Natural Science -- Box 1, Folder 14
Gifts to the Minneapolis Public Library -- Box 1, Folder 15
Library service to Hennepin County -- Box 1, Folder 16
Book delivery truck -- Box 1, Folder 17
Branches of the Minneapolis Public Library -- Box 1, Folder 18
Minneapolis Athenaeum -- Box 1, Folder 19
Libraries in Minnesota -- Box 1, Folder 20
City of Minneapolis -- Box 1, Folder 21
1924 -- Box 1, Folder 22
Miscellaneous notes, including timelines, pages torn from a notebook, and information on various subjects for the book -- Box 1, Folder 23


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