Young Men's Library Association, Winona, Minnesota; Tucker, Gilbert R.; Chisholm, O. P.; Carey, Sheldon C.
A hand written document stating the creation of the Young Men's Library Association in Winona, Minnesota, and its Board of Directors. Officers elected included Gilbert R. Tucker, president; O. P. Chisholm, vice-president; William W. Painter, treasurer; Sheldon C. Carey, secretary. Trustees for the first year were Thomas Simpson, F. E. Shandrew, E. E. Youmans, William Sinclair and J. W. Stevens.
Interview with former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Yetka. He was on the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1973 until 1993. Subjects covered: his childhood, lawyers and public service, Hubert Humphrey, political history, and being on the Court. Interviewed by law professor Steve Young.
Interview with former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Yetka. He was on the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1973 until 1993. Subjects covered: his father and some history of Cloquet, Minnesota politics in the 1920s-1930s, his time in the Legislature, his years on the Court, his life after leaving the Court, and more political history. Interviewed by attorney Tom Boyd and retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul H. Anderson.
This interview was conducted on February 18, 1990 by Richard Olson. Sherby Roy Woods was born August 17, 1918 in Iowa. After moving to Minnesota, he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps and the lumber industry as a heavy equipment operator in northern Minnesota. Woods was drafted into the Army on October 14, 1941 at the age of 23. During the war, he was attached to Company B, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division. Discharged as a Technician Fifth Grade, Woods worked in heavy equipment and demolitions during campaigns in North Africa and Italy. Woods shared his opinions of Allied soldiers and Axis Power POWs and what he described as the poor training given to replacement troops. He also described how the war changed the U.S. military, including his improvised invention of a more efficient automatic transmission system for light tanks. After returning to the U.S. in 1945, Woods married Cora Lillian Moe, attended heavy equipment maintenance school on the GI Bill, and began a long series of treatments for a facial injury at the Veterans Administration hospital. He worked on heavy equipment for Milaca County until his retirement. Woods concluded the interview with a discussion of contemporary events such as apartheid in South Africa and stated that embargos are a more effective tool than war. He passed away on January 23, 2007 at the age of 88 and is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Milaca, Minnesota.
This interview was conducted on February 19, 1989 by David Overy. Raynold John Winter was born March 15, 1918 in Watkins, Minnesota. He was drafted into the Army in 1941. His company trained in southern California as military police in the 506th MP Battalion and was assigned to guard Boulder Dam, which was later renamed Hoover Dam. His company, Company D, was reassigned to combat in Europe and retrained as infantry before being shipped overseas. Winter and many others were captured at the Battle of the Bulge. They became prisoners of war in Leipzig, Germany, where Winter was hospitalized for malnutrition before being liberated. Winter described how American planes bombed the prisoner camps and how American POWs got along with each other, the German guards, and French POWs. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. After the war, he married Catherine Klein of Watkins, where he worked for Kraft Foods. In 1958, they moved to Maple Lake, where he worked for Tem Tee Bakery. He became a member of the Northstar Baseball Hall of Fame as manager of the local Lakers team. Winters passed away at the age of 90 on December 2, 2008 at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud and is buried in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Watkins. He was survived by Catherine, their six children, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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.
Initial and subsequent muster rolls of the 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment Company K, detailing the status of each man in the company as reporting for duty, sick, or absent, as well as any transfers. The record also contains a muster roll of the men as they were drafted into federal service at Camp Cody in Deming, New Mexico.
Initial and subsequent muster rolls of the 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment Company M, detailing the status of each man in the company as reporting for duty, sick, or absent, as well as any transfers. The record also contains a muster roll of the men as they were drafted into federal service at Camp Cody in Deming, New Mexico.
In an oral history conducted by David H. Overy on June 22, 1990, Robert Wick discussed his experiences in training and overseas as a signal information officer in the European Theater during World War II. Born and raised in Iowa, Wick was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. In this interview, Wick described his training experiences, including officer's training school, and his responsibilities working in an intelligence company while stationed in Italy. Lastly, Wick details what his time in the service had provided him with and his thoughts of the Vietnam Conflict. Prior to the war, Wick was a high school teacher in Newton, Iowa and married to his wife Alice. Wick was born on January 23, 1913, and passed away on March 8, 2006, in St. Cloud, Minnesota
West, Carl J.; Smith, Clifton T.; Cassidy, Albert M.
1917-03 - 1917-08
Initial and subsequent muster rolls, and detachment of the Minnesota Infantry Regiment Company L, detailing the status of each man in the company as reporting for duty, sick, or absent, as well as any transfers. Includes handwritten addition of Manson, Charles L.
W.E. McNaughton, Chief of Police, Stillwater, Minnesota
Memo regarding Herman Lindabauer, who transferred from Foley, Minnesota to Town of Grant, Washington County, Minnesota and reported to W.E. McNaughton, Chief of Police, Stillwater, Minnesota on the 23rd day of March, 1918.
Thornley F. Wells was born in Cando, North Dakota on July 20, 1901. He came to Moorhead in 1932 to set up a business of his own. Wells reflects upon his many years in Moorhead government, including service as an alderman and as mayor. He also discusses his terms of office as a member of Clay Country Board of Commissioners.
In this interview, Arthur Weisberg gives an account of his life as a Jewish Minnesotan and legal practitioner. He recalls grew up on the North Side of Minneapolis and how his father was a dentist who ended up as an investor. Weisberg goes on to describe his time at North High, becoming a journalist in central Minnesota, working in the film industry in Minneapolis, and finally attending Minneapolis Law School (now William Mitchell) during the late 1940s. Weisberg tells about how he subsequently worked for Dorsey law firm and how he was active in community service. The two talk about notable people at virtually every stage of his life, with particular attention to Jewish culture in law and business in Minnesota. This interview was conducted by Linda Schloff as a part of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest Jewish Judges and Lawyers History Project.
University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
This interview was conducted on March 15, 1989 by David Overy. Donald Ursus Weiler was born July 12, 1923 in St. Cloud. He was drafted in spring 1943 and served as a machine gunner in the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division of the Army National Guard in North Africa and Italy. After being wounded in the leg during the Battle of Monte Cassino, he underwent an experimental treatment using a high-calcium diet at a hospital in North Africa. He spent a significant amount of time discussing how he would climb poles to listen for enemy movements and described at length the ways in which his unit would support riflemen and vehicle convoys as they advanced through Italy. While recovering and working in a military production factory in Iowa, Weiler met Thelma Ruth Lair, whom he married on January 27, 1945. Weiler lived his entire life in St. Cloud and had a long career as a service technician at the Typewriter Shop and later retired as a sales representative of Marco Business Products. As a recipient of the Purple Heart, Weiler dedicated time to supporting wounded and sick veterans at the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He passed away on March 1, 2011 at the VA Center, and is buried at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley. He was survived by two sons who followed him into the military; two daughters, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Magnus Wefald was born in 1900 in Hawley, Minnesota and grew up there. Wefald discusses his law practice in Hawley, Minnesota, and his service in the Minnesota State Senate for 12 years. He describes the changes in the law that he has seen over the years. He talks about the community affairs in which he has been involved and his term as mayor.
This was an interview conducted on February 11, 1990 by Richard Olson. Albert Wedell was born September 29, 1911 in Milaca, Minnesota. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and trained in California. He was assigned to the repair division of the U.S.S. Louisville, on which he served in the Aleutian Islands and the South Pacific. He discussed the armaments of the ship, the conditions aboard, men he met in the crew, and some of the attacks on the ship by Japanese ships and aircraft. While in the Navy, Wedell married Velma Swenson on March 14, 1945, and was honorably discharged on October 27, 1945. After the war, he ran a dairy farm near Milaca for 45 years and served on the Chase Brook School Board, the local telephone and creamery boards, and the county ASCA. Wedell passed away on March 16, 2000 and was buried in Borgholm Cemetery in Bock, Minnesota. He was survived by his wife, two sons, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Letter dated January 18, 1929 from J. L. Watson, Right of Way Commissioner, Northern Pacific Railway Company to Frank T. Wilson, Stillwater regarding the dangerous proposed crossing at Mulberry Street and suggesting Chestnut Street as a safer alternative.
More than 350 pages of the first meeting minutes of the Waseca County Board of Commissioners beginning in 1857. Contains the names of officials and the minutes noting the organization of towns, townships, school districts, elections; 335 actual handwritten pages, 25 blank pages, (pp. 341 and 342 are missing); page size: 7 3/4"" x 10 1/2"" handwritten.
Initial and subsequent muster rolls for the 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment Company F, detailing the status of each man in the company as reporting for duty, sick, or absent, as well as any transfers. Contains handwritten addition of the name McMullen, Charlie. Also present is a Monthly Return for August, which gives the total number of enlisted men and officers in the Company, and a handwritten Record of Events for the month.
Interview with former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Wahl on her legal and judicial career. E. Wahl was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1977 and served until 1994. Subjects discussed: her childhood, family life and education, her early career, and her experiences as a judge. Interviewed by Laura Cooper in Justice Wahl's chambers.
This was an interview conducted by David Overy. John Voth was born on February 9, 1921 in Fair Haven, Minnesota. After graduating from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1939, Voth attended St. Cloud Teachers College until volunteering for duty in World War II with the Army Air Corps on October 6, 1942. Voth had experience as a pilot prior to his war years, which led him to the Air Corps. Voth spent time in the south as well as in Minnesota training pilots before moving to airplane maintenance. Voth detailed how students were trained and typical reasons they would washout of school. After the war, Voth owned the St. Cloud Hobby Shop as well as earned his Doctoral Degree in Industrial Education. He taught at both Hutchinson and Sartell High Schools as well as the Minnesota State Reformatory. He was an inductee in the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame. He was married to Adeline (Dickie) Dickinson and they had two children, Diane and John. Voth concluded the interview by stating he estimate
Minnesota Secretary of State Joan Growe and vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro wave from the steps of the Hennepin County Government Center. Applauding supporters include Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Spartz (far right), St. Paul Mayor George Latimer (far left), Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Marlene Johnson (second from left), and Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew (third from left).
Geraldine Ferraro, first female major-party candidate for vice president, speaks at a political rally on the south plaza of the Hennepin County Government Center. Behind her are Minnesota Secretary of State Joan Growe, left, and Hennepin County Commissioner John Derus, right.
Geraldine Ferraro, first female major-party candidate for vice president, speaks at a political rally on the south plaza of the Hennepin County Government Center. On her jacket is a political button promoting Minnesota Secretary of State Joan Growe, who is partially visible behind her.