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    • Zion Evangelical Church, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

    • 1890
    • St. Paul's College in St. Paul Park, organized in 1889 offered both a preparatory and collegiate course. St. Paul's was organized and supported by the Northern German Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. This conference included German...
    • Minnesota Annual Conference United Methodist Church
    • Young members of the first class at Torah Academy, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • Torah Academy was founded in 1945 on the North Side of Minneapolis. The school serves children K-8 and provides instruction in both Hebrew studies and traditional academic areas. The children in the picture include, left to right, Renee and Rita...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Workers going out on delivery at the Goldish Fish Company in Two Harbors, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Two unidentified men in automobiles loaded with crates. A third unidentified individual stands behind them. The Goldishes were one of a small number of Jewish families who lived and worked along the North Shore in the commercial fishing industry....
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Catalog of the Whitney Window Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1915?
    • Illustrated catalog featuring homes and buildings fitted with Whitney Windows, producers of casement windows that open out. Minneapolis residences include those of architect W.G. Purcell, Professor E.W. Olmsted, W.B. Chandler, Karl DeLaittre, B.M....
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • William A. Ritt store, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1919
    • Bill Ritt sold Edison phonographs and records at this store at 500 South Minnesota Avenue in St. Peter. Examples of both items can be seen in the photograph among an assortment of bicycles, spark plugs, and other items. Bill Ritt is at the right,...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • William A. Ritt store, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1919
    • Bill Ritt sold Edison phonographs and records at this store at 500 South Minnesota Avenue in St. Peter. Examples of both items can be seen in the photograph among an assortment of bicycles and other items.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Maternity Hospital Minneapolis, Twenty-Ninth Annual Report 1915

    • 1915
    • The report lists the names of Maternity Hospital officers, directors, and medical staff. Includes images of Maternity Hospital interiors, exteriors, nurses, babies, and floor plans. Provides summaries of medical services and social services....
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Weinzierl sisters with bees at Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1922-12
    • The Weinzierl Sisters of St. Boniface, Minnesota are covered in honey bees for publicity photograph at the Minnesota State Fair. Elvira (later Notermann) is on left, sister Bernice on right. They both wear white dresses, white stockings, dark...
    • Scott County Historical Society
    • Washington Shirt Company car card, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1945?
    • Streetcar interior advertisement for Washington Shirt Company, located in both downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. "Our Famous 'Senate' Shirt $1.65 Wear Washington Shirts, Promoted, Guaranteed, Tested, Lower Priced Highly Styled, Durotex Collar,...
    • Minnesota Streetcar Museum
    • Ward Ames Building, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Exterior view of former YMCA building, it opened in 1916 at southeast corner of Lake Avenue and Second Street. Ward Ames and Julius Barnes, both men were central figures in the grain trade, gave this building for the YMCA in memory of Ames' father...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • View of Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1902 - 1907
    • This colorized postcard shows a view in St. Peter looking to the south along Minnesota Avenue from its intersection with Broadway. Businesses along both sides of the avenue are visible. A watering trough stands in the middle of the intersection. ...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • View of a road with destroyed homes on both sides, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1883 - 1908
    • Most of the houses have been destroyed in this view of a street in Rochester after the tornado of 1883. The buildings left standing are all heavily damaged. The tornado struck Rochester in the early evening of Aug. 21, 1883.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • View in Duluth Lake Superior Minnesota Scenery

    • 1874?
    • View of Duluth looking up Lake avenue from Minnesota Point; bog on both sides of avenue; tracks ready to be laid
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Standard Atlas of Cottonwood County Minnesota, 1909

    • 1909
    • Hardcover book containing maps of the villages, cities and townships of Cottonwood County; map of Minnesota, United States and World; Patrons Directory; Illustrations of local people and places; Reference Business Directory; Analysis of the System...
    • Cottonwood County Historical Society
    • Unidentified Ojibwe girls, Minnesota

    • 1916 - 1917
    • Two little girls are standing on the shore of a lake; both girls are wearing hair ribbons. This snapshot by Stella Stocker is from her photograph album. Stocker, a musician and music educator, studied American Indian music among the Ojibwe people...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Two women sitting, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1910
    • Two women sitting in chairs posing for photo. They are both dressed in nice clothing. Both women are unidentified. Peter Bonde was sheriff in Kandiyohi County from 1906-1927. He was known as the Prohibition Sheriff. Images in this collection were...
    • Kandiyohi County Historical Society
    • Two school buildings, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1907 - 1910
    • This postcard shows a view of the first high school in St. Peter, which was built in 1870. It is shown at left. At right is the new high school, which was built in 1907. Both buildings faced east along Fifth Street, between Grace and Nassau...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Two men, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1910
    • Two men posing for photo. They are both sitting in wooden chairs. They are sitting in front of a Smith Premiere desk. There is a framed sign in the backround that reads: John T. Otos ABSTRACTS. Peter Bonde was sheriff in Kandiyohi County from...
    • Kandiyohi County Historical Society
    • Two men, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1910
    • Two men sitting at a desk. They are both wearing fake beards. There is a made sign hanging behind them that reads: Office B.B.M.C. Peter Bonde was sheriff in Kandiyohi County from 1906-1927. He was known as the Prohibition Sheriff. Images in this...
    • Kandiyohi County Historical Society
    • Two brothers in military uniform, Virginia, Minnesota

    • 1944?
    • Julius and Jack Bankman grew up in Virginia, Minnesota. They both served in the Army during the World War II. More than 3000 Jewish men and women served in the military during that war.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Twin City Volunteer Group, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1896 - 1897
    • Group of men and women, seated in three rows, on a grassy bank. Caption on back reads, "Twin City Volunteer group? Welbon, Koons, Evans, both Sherwins, Herrick, Baker, Joseph Koshaba of Macalester."
    • Macalester College
    • Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1949
    • This image shows the Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter. A partial view of the Evangelical Lutheran Church is visible in the background. The two churches were at the intersection of Fifth and Mulberry Streets. Both congregations later erected...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Nancy C. Barsness

    • 1979-02-20
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Barsness was a farmer from Cyrus, Pope County. She freelanced as a reporter on the powerline controversy for KMRS Radio and several newspapers in Pope County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Getting involved in the powerline...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Paul Tollefson

    • 1978-03-20
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Tollefson was a a farmer in Northfield, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: First knowledge of powerline; petition for powerline. Health and safety. As member of the Citizen's Advisory Committee. Problems with 1973 siting...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Ronnie Brooks

    • 1979-08-09
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Brooks was originally from New Jersey. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and did her graduate work in political science at Michigan State. After graduating, she taught at Michigan State and...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Interview with Ken Tilsen, Judges and Lawyers Oral History Project, Hudson, Wisconsin

    • 2009-06-22
    • In this interview, Ken Tilsen gives a brief account of his life as a Jewish Minnesotan and lawyer, touching also on Minnesota politics. He was born in Leipzig, North Dakota, to parents of eastern European heritage. An account is given as to why...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with David Fjoslien

    • 1978-02-01
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Fjoslien was a native of Brandon, Minnesota and he owned and operated a farm nearby. He was elected to the state legislature in 1972. He also served on numerous committees including the Environment and Natural Resources...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Kenneth Wald

    • 1978-03-24
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Wald received his master's degree in forestry. Immediately upon obtaining his degree, he began working as a environmental use planner for the State Department of Natural Resources. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background....
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Ted V. Lennick

    • 1978-09-12
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lennick was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. After graduating from high school, he worked for a utility company in the area and then joined the Army where he was a first lieutenant in the artillery. He attended...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Interview with Ada Rubenstein (1917 - ), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1984-09-18
    • Ada Rubenstein (1917 - ) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota; became involved with Jewish organizations at an early age and later took on several leadership positions. In this interview, the women discuss Rubenstein's career in community service and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

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