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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Keyes, D. W.; Young Men's Library Association, Winona, Minnesota
1867-01 - 1867-05
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.