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.
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.
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.
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.
United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey; State of Minnesota, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Commission
Whyte quadrangle topographic map (N4715-W9130/15) featuring handwritten notations by Ray Segar in pencil and red ink regarding logging railroad lines in the Superior National Forest area near Silver Creek Township.