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“A Year of COVID”

March 2020- June 2021 [2021.58]

This is a collection of Facebook posts by Maureen Smith of Roseville, Minnesota beginning during the COVID-19 Pandemic spanning from March 2020 through June 2021.

[Bohemian] Cyril Congregational Church Collection

1881-1938 [2019.44.1]

Material consists of record books related to the Cyril Congregational Church from 1881-1938. Also referred to as Cyril Bohemian Congregational Church, Cyril Czechoslovak Congregational Church, and Cyril Czech Congregational Church. This collection consists of records and attendance reports for Sunday school students.

1 box.


American District Telegraph Company of St. Paul Collection

1886-2001 [2010.53]

This collection consists of two minute books, three check registers, two stock certificate books, Articles of Incorporation (renewal), contracts, and a city ordinance. The collection contains correspondence with stockholders and the corporate tax returns. Also part of the collection is an embossing stamp and an oversized photograph of ADT president Harold Shugard.

2 boxes.


American Legion Auxiliary-Department of Minnesota, Fourth District Collection

1919-2015 [2016.70]

Material consists of minute books, annual reports, membership directories, convention programs, news clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks.

11 boxes.

Amhoist Collection


Material includes business-related correspondence, publications, advertisements, photographs of employees, equipment, and work done and in progress. Mechanical drawings and some hourly employee biographies included. Photographs encompass the changes within the company and the products it produced. Top-level employee photos and correspondence are included.

21 boxes.


Architrave/Steve Madole Collection

1912-2018 [2019.64]

The collection includes 307 books about historic preservation and renovation, style, ornamentation, lighting, and building contractor business management, as well as historic and modern catalogs for architectural and style-specific features. Also included are HVAC, plumbing, lumber and woodwork catalogs. Additionally, the collection contains a series of 13 serials, including Period Homes, The House Beautiful, Traditional Building (Clem Labine), Journal of Light Construction, Victorian Homes, Tools of the Trade, Fine Homebuilding, Old House Interiors, Old House Journal, House and Garden, American Bungalow, Arts and Crafts Homes, and Style 1900.

1 box.

Arlington Hills Presbyterian Church Record Collection

1886-2013 [2015.58]

Materials include bylaws and annual reports, 1972-2012; membership directories, 1922-2008 (scattered), Sunday Bulletins, 1957-2010; and newsletters, 1962-2006 (scattered) comprise the first half of the collection. Records pertaining to the Women’s Missionary Society (minutes starting in 1923), foreign missions and missionaries, the Women’s Association of the Arlington Church, and the Twin Cities Women’s Presbyterian Association take up another several boxes. There is a chronologically arranged series of miscellaneous records pertaining to church history and Presbyterianism in general. Scattered documentation of baptisms, marriages, funerals, and memorial cards round out the collection.

9 boxes.

Asian American Renaissance Collection

1997-2013 [2013.25]

Material consists of email correspondence, financial records, grant proposals and promotional literature detailing AAR’s main project, The Dragon Festival. Newspaper articles (photocopied) are also included in the collection. Other contents include promotional posters, t-shirts, and medals given out as awards for the Dragon Boat races.

1 box.

Bachman Collection

1935-1954 [1995.15.1]

Material consists of musical programs for Johnson High School Alumni Chorus and the St. Paul Civic Opera Association, and Johnson High School Alumni Chorus attendance records.

1 box.

Baker (John and Elizabeth) Collection

1951 [2004.3.1]

Handwritten correspondence to John from Elizabeth, his wife, during his time at a tuberculosis clinic in Nopeming, Minnesota, September to October 1951.

1 box.