Keyes, D. W.; Young Men's Library Association, Winona, Minnesota
A season ticket to the Young Men's Library Association Course of Lectures, from January 1 to May 1, 1867, in Winona, Minnesota. The ticket admits one lady and gentleman. Featured speakers include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Professor Edward Youmans, Theodore Tilton, General Henry H. Sibley, Frederick Douglass, Wendell Phillips, and Petroleum V. Nasby.
A booklet on the history of the Winona Public Library in its first 50 years of service to the community of Winona, Minnesota. Photographs of William Harris Laird, Fred S. Bell, the library and its patrons are included.
Fockens, A. G.; Sloan, Marian; Clarke, Jeannette A.
A letter to Fred. S. Bell stating the results of the election of the Board of Directors of the Winona Library Association, from the Judges of Election, Mrs. A. G. Fockens, librarian, Marian Sloan, and Jennie (Jeannette) Clarke. Officers elected were Fred S. Bell, president, and directors Mrs. J. B. McGaughey, Mrs. Thomas Wilson, Miss Charlotte A. Prentiss, and Mr. Wil Woolsey.
Winona Free Public Library, Winona, Minnesota; Lees, Edward
A resolution accepting a transfer of funds in the amount of $3205.94 from the Winona Library Association to the newly formed Winona Free Public Library. The resolution is signed by Edward Lees, secretary of the Board of Directors of the Winona Free Public Library.
A circulation study report prepared by Jeannette Clarke, Head Librarian of the Winona Free Public Library, to Burr D. Blair, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the library. The report compares the total number of items in various subject areas to the circulation in order to determine the use per volume.
Board of Directors, Winona Free Public Library, Winona, Minnesota
A Winona Free Public Library Board of Directors resolution to accept custody of the new library building donated by William H. Laird. The resolution expresses gratitude for Laird's generosity and notes the architectural beauty of the library.
Letter noting the gift of bound issues of the Winona Republican to the Winona Free Public Library. The hand-written letter is from D. Sinclair and written to Fred S. Bell, President of the Board of Directors of the Winona Free Public Library, Winona Minnesota.
A receipt issued by William Jay Whipple, publisher of the Winona Herald, Job Printer, Book Binder and Blank Book Manufacturer, to the Winona Library Association, Winona, Minnesota for 1000 book labels.
Letter from William Hayes, president of the Hayes-Lucas Lumber Company, to Burr D. Blair, secretary of the Board of Directors of the Winona Free Public Library, acknowledging acceptance of his Kenyon Cox painting proposition. Hayes offered to donate the Cox mural painting in memory of his wife, Charlotte Prentiss Hayes.
A note card sent by William Hayes expressing his appreciation to his friends for their sympathy in the loss of his wife, Charlotte Prentiss Hayes. Charlotte was instrumental in the creation and expansion of the Winona Free Public Library. Hayes would go on to donate to the library the "Light of Learning" Kenyon Cox mural painting in memory of his wife.
A letter to the Board of Directors of the Winona Free Public Library and to the Mayor and City Council of the City of Winona from William Harris Laird. The document outlines the details and fulfillment of Laird's February 6, 1897 proposition to build a library for the City of Winona. Laird formally transfers full ownership and possession of the library building to the City of Winona.
Letter from Fred S. Bell to Burr D. Blair, president of the Board of Directors of the Winona Free Public Library, noting William Harris Laird's intention to furnish funds to enlarge the stack room of the Laird Library Building. Bell recommends the plans be drafted by Edgar V. Seeler of Philadelphia, one of the original architects of the library.
A letter from Fred S. Bell to B. D. Blair, president of the Board of Directors of the Winona Free Public Library, Winona Minnesota, to inform him of William Harris Laird's $5000 bequest to the library.
A letter from Warren Powers Laird, University of Pennsylvania, to Elmer E. Shephard, secretary of the Board of Directors of the Winona Free Public Library. Laird redirects the library's inquiry regarding an addition to the book stacks to his colleague, Edgar V. Seeler.
The original blueprint that details a cross section of the Winona Public Library as viewed from the north. Details of the second floor woodwork, dome and spiral staircase are shown. The blueprint indicates drawing number 147-6.
A letter from Thomas J. Green, heating and ventilating engineer, regarding heating modifications to the Winona Free Public Library, Winona, Minnesota. Green itemizes the work he would perform, including the addition of radiators to the library, and offers a price quote on the work.