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    • Concordia Society Cash Book (1915), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1915 - 1924
    • This volume contains cash report of spending by the Concordia Society of the Swedish Hospital from 1915-1924. The Concordia Society was a benevolent women's society organized October 17, 1901, at the Swedish Hospital of Minneapolis. The Concordia...
    • Hennepin Medical History Center
    • St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Belle Plaine, Minnesota

    • 1881 - 1885
    • Black and white albumen print of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. The image shows the front exterior of the building with the church's congregation gathered there. Written on the backside side of the image is "The first St....
    • Scott County Historical Society
    • St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Belle Plaine, Minnesota

    • 1885
    • Black and white albumen print showing the interior of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Seen are the apse, side alters, and a few pews. The main alter was carved by Hirshers of Shakopee and installed in the church in 1885. The...
    • Scott County Historical Society
    • Haug School, Madelia, Minnesota

    • 1895
    • Exterior view of the Haug School District 29 with school children and teacher by the front door.
    • Watonwan County Historical Center
    • Flanders Hotel, Madelia, Minnesota

    • 1896
    • Exterior view of the local Madelia hotel. Famous for the detainment of the Younger Brothers outlaws after their capture in 1876.
    • Watonwan County Historical Center
    • Bar scene, Belle Plaine, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • Black and white albumen print showing the interior of a bar in Belle Plaine. Seen are a long bar with five stools and two wooden tables with display cases. The cases are filled with various cigars for sale. Written on the backside of the image...
    • Scott County Historical Society
    • The Library Beacon December, 1929

    • 1929-01
    • Page 1. "This Year's Children's Book Exhibit," A black and white photograph of the Exhibition room depicts the theme of the annual Children's Book Exhibit, it is the romance of chivalry. The young ladies in costume are members of the Girl Scouts....
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon, March, 1929

    • 1929-03
    • The first issue of The Library Beacon to be published. Page 1. "The Library Beacon" was published under the direction of Webster Wheelock, the library director. "In brief, the purpose of this little publication, which we intend to issue monthly...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon  April, 1929

    • 1929-04
    • Page 1. This issue begins with the title, "A Helpful Gift," It describes a Trust fund established by Mrs. James H. Skinner and her son. Also mentioned were the bequests by Judge Greenleaf Clark and Judge Henry Hale. Page 2. "A Unique Experiment,"...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon May, 1929.

    • 1929-05
    • Page 1. With this issue the library director issues an open letter "To Service Club Members," The Beacon intended to tell from month to month the great variety of the library's activities. The expectation was to have service clubs promote the...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon June, 1929

    • 1929-06
    • Page 1. "Continuing Education," Graduation is just the beginning of learning. For some graduates their formal education may be at an end. Fortunate are those who realize that their education has just begun. The public library existed to help the...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon September, 1929.

    • 1929-09
    • Page 1."Hale Memorial Hamline Branch Library," A sketch and description of the long delayed Hamline Branch Library graced the cover of this issue. The library was built with a working fireplace that remains in use to this day. Page 2. "Two New...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon October, 1929

    • 1929-10
    • Page 1. "Hale Memorial Merriam Park Branch," A sketch and description of the library are presented on the first page. Similar in size to the Hamline library it would be different in design. The library would have a collection of about 23,000...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon November, 1939

    • 1929-11
    • Page 1. "Serving The County," A black and white photograph shows a "book wagon" and children lining up to select books. The book wagon made three trips weekly carrying about 600 books and magazines to schools and stores for men, women and...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon January, 1930

    • 1930-01
    • Page 1. "The Library And The Hospital," A black and white photograph depicts two hospital patients reading books. Near them is a book truck and hospital staff. Library service to hospitals was inaugurated in 1921. Service was provided to ten area...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon  February, 1930

    • 1930-02
    • Page 1. "How The Library Helps The School," The article was written by Edith M. Ouellette, Librarian, Washington High School. She described the necessity of supplementing curriculum with materials from the public library. Page 2. "A Big Day,"...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon  March, 1930

    • 1930-03
    • Page 1. "The Library In 1929," This issue was a statistical review of 1929. It was indeed a busy year. Authorization was granted for the Hamline and Merriam Park libraries. The library as a whole circulated 1,527,948 books. Branch Division in...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon April, 1930

    • 1930-04
    • Page 1. "Book Drive Number," A black and white photograph on the cover, shows two employees mending library materials. Centered in the photograph is a book press. Announced was a campaign asking people of St. Paul to give 100,000 books to the...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon May, 1930

    • 1930-05
    • Page 1. "The Children's Room," A black and white photograph showed seven children in the Children's Room. The narrator provided a tour and highlights of the room. Page 2. "How The Library Serves The Social Worker," The library provided information...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon June 1930

    • 1930-06
    • Page 1. "The Periodical Room," A black and white photograph, taken from the second floor lobby showed a room with many readers. In this room bound magazines where found. Newspapers in 21 languages were available. The end of the room shows an arch...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon September, 1930

    • 1930-09
    • Page 1."The Circulation Room," A black and white photograph of a very busy room frozen in time. This was where library cards were issued, books checked out and returned. The card catalog was in this room as were open book shelves. A reference desk...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon October, 1930

    • 1930-10
    • Page 1. "The Catalog Room," A black and white photograph showed a scene that many library patrons knew little about. This very busy room was the Catalog Room. Thousands of catalog cards were produced for catalogs in the Central library and the...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon November, 1930

    • 1930-11
    • Page 1. "Exhibition Room," A black and white photograph shows the room with books displayed for the Children's Book Fair. Girl Scouts dressed in the folk costumes of various nations acted as guides for visitors. Page 2. "The Hamline Branch Opens,"...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon December, 1930

    • 1930-12
    • Page 1. "Hale Memorial Merriam Park Branch," A black and white photograph shows the new Merriam Park Branch on Marshall Avenue, formally opened on November 20, 1930. Page 2. "Don't Be Bashful!" The spirit of service should be first for every...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon January, 1931

    • 1931-01
    • Page 1. "The New Year," A poem by Horatio Nelson Powers ushers in the new year. A black and white photograph shows Rice Park in winter. The fir tree had a star on it. Page 2. "Librarianship," The editor reflects upon the many skills and types of...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon January, 1932

    • 1931-01
    • Page 1. "Events In The History Of Your Library," A black and white photograph of the library as taken from the current location of 4th and Washington Streets. A chronology of key dates in the history of the library,1856 to 1931. Page 2. "St. Paul...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon February, 1931

    • 1931-02
    • Page 1. "Bringing Books to Everybody," At this point there were five branch libraries in service. To serve people at other locations neighborhood stations were in operation across the city. These stations were operated one or two days a week. Some...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon March, 1932

    • 1931-03
    • Page 1. "In The Public Library," This issue opened with a poem by William Dudley Foulke. "The Public Library," An article by Irving C. Pearce, Commissioner of Education. Mr. Pearce refers to the library as the great teacher. Page 2. "Your Library...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon  March, 1931

    • 1931-03
    • Page 1."Behind The Scenes In The Public Library," A glimpse of the work behind the scenes of the public library. Page 2. "St. Paul Reads More Books," Statistics showed that circulation of materials was at an increase in 1930. Projected budget for...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon April, 1931

    • 1931-04
    • Page 1. "A Day's Circulation At The Central Library," A black and white photograph shows the returned material waiting to processed and shelved. "Library Events In 1930." Two new branches opened. Book Gift Drive brought in more than 20,000 books...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon May, 1931

    • 1931-05
    • Page 1. "Webster Wheelock, Librarian March 1,-- April 1, 1931," Black and white photograph of Mr. Wheelock. Page 2. "Webster Wheelock, Librarian," A text of Memorial Resolutions, St. Paul City Council, adopted April 4, 1931. "Advisory Library...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon June, 1931

    • 1931-06
    • Page 1. Hale Memorial Hamline Branch Library is featured on the cover in a black and white photograph. " Moving Days Are Over," The Hamline Branch Library was the outgrowth of a small book station opened in 1908 in a millinery store on Snelling...
    • Saint Paul Public Library

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