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    • West Madison Street during the 1965 flood, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • In order to relieve stress on a sandbag dike on Sunrise Drive during the 1965 flood in St. Peter, water was diverted to this street, West Madison. This image looks toward the Recreation Field from a location near the intersection of Madison with...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • United Cerebral Palsy Duluth Area Photograph Album, Volume 14

    • 1955 - 1981
    • United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Duluth Area organization photographs show facilities and activities for youth and adults with disabilities. The album contains photographs of parents, medical staff and therapists, and care givers in their daily work and...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Interview with Rabbi Kassel Abelson, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1993-06-24
    • In this interview, Rabbi Kassel Abelson speaks of his life, times, and views regarding Judaism. Abelson spent over forty years as senior Rabbi at Beth El synagogue in North Minneapolis and later Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, serving as a leader in...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • The Library Beacon  April - June, 1933

    • 1933-04 - 1933-06
    • Page 1. "Mending The Library's Books," A black and white photograph shows staff mending books. Some 40,000 books were mended annually. Page 2. "What Price Carelessness?" A request for patrons to treat books with care and all will benefit. "An...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon May, 1932

    • 1932-05
    • Page 1. "The Library" A poem by Pearl Gertrude Carlson, of what the library means to society. "The Library's Usefulness In Hard Times," The library was a refuge from the storm. In 1931 the library circulated 1,647,468 items. Subjects studied...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon April - June, 1934

    • 1934-04 - 1934 - 06
    • Page 1. "For Summer Readers, A Pleasant Place To Read Or Study," Study goes on in the Reference Room, students find it a cool place to work. When the weather is hot the air is "washed" and cooled before being driven by fans through the entire...
    • 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 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
    • 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 June, 1932

    • 1932-06
    • Page 1. A black and white photograph of the Third Street Entrance And Court is shown. The street is now known as Kellogg Boulevard. "Summer Reading," The hours were shortened by budget reductions. One could have a Vacation card and keep a book for...
    • 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 July - December, 1934

    • 1934-07 - 1934-12
    • Page 1. "ST. Paul Citizens Come To The Rescue!" "Donations-- July-December, 1934." (This summary issue is made possible by a donation.) Gifts of materials and money were to numerous to be printed. The library asked for continuance of gifts for...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon September, 1931

    • 1931-09
    • Page 1. "Business Service In The Public Library," The Social Science Room was the destination for people with any type of business question. Care was taken to build strong collection of materials as evidenced by the questions listed. Page 2....
    • 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 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 October, 1932

    • 1932-10
    • Page 1. "Mrs. Helen J. McCaine, Librarian," The black and white photograph is that of Mrs. Helen J. McCaine, Librarian 1882-1913. "Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration," An Open House commemorated the founding of the Saint Paul Public Library. Page 2....
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon October, 1931

    • 1931-10
    • Page 1. "Mrs. Jennie T. Jennings, Librarian," The black and white photograph is that of Mrs. J.T. Jennings, Director of the Library. It was Mrs. Jennings who brought the library through the darkest period of the Great Depression. Page 2. "The New...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon January - June, 1935.

    • 1935-01 - 1935-06
    • (This issue was made possible by donation.) Page 1, "Why A Clippings Collection In The Public Library?" New or rare information was collected to answer inquires form customers. All four reference departments provide clipping files which could be...
    • 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 November, 1931

    • 1931-11
    • Page 1. "Riverview Branch Library," A black and white photograph shows the interior of the Riverview library. With a gift from the Carnegie Corporation, Riverview was built in 1917. Page 2. "Riverview Branch Library Activities," The library was the...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • 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 December, 1932

    • 1932-12
    • Page 1. "Arlington Branch Library," A photograph of the Arlington Branch Library is on the cover of the Beacon. Arlington celebrated dual anniversaries; the fifteenth year of its opening and the fiftieth of the Saint Paul Public Library. Page 2. "...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon July - December, 1935

    • 1935-07 - 1935-12
    • Page 1. "Books People Want To Read," The editor provided a brief list of the most popular titles. "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by Lawrence of Arabia ranked highest. "Life With Father" by Clarence Day provided the much needed humor people sought for....
    • 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 December, 1931

    • 1931-12
    • Page 1. "Children's Book Exhibit St. Paul Public Library," The emphasis was on Oriental literature, art and culture. Authentic Japanese lanterns, parasols, Persian shawls, shadow puppets were donated for the exhibit. Girl Scouts dressed in Oriental...
    • 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 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 - March, 1933

    • 1933-01 - 1933-03
    • Page 1. "The Open Door - Your Opportunity," A sketch showed the main entrance of the library. In 1932 more than one million seven hundred thousand books were borrowed. At the bottom of the page is a plea to "Keep The Library Doors Open," Page 2....
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon July - December, 1936

    • 1936-01 - 1936-06
    • "The Business Man And The Public Library," For the businessman the library should be considered the ultimate resource, especially in difficult economic times. Trained librarians could assist with searching various print resources from government...
    • 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, 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 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 July - December, 1936

    • 1936-07 - 1936-12
    • Page 1. This would be the last issue of "The Library Beacon." It was the progenitor that would shine the way for library newsletters to follow. "Newspapers In The Public Library," Daily papers carried an importance that may not be appreciated by...
    • 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 February, 1932

    • 1932-02
    • Page 1. "A George Washington Year," A black and white portrait of George Washington is on the cover. Celebrated was the two hundredth anniversary of Washington's birth. Page 2. "Portraits Of George Washington," The Fine Arts Room owned copies of...
    • 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  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, 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 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

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