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St. Anthony Park Association Collection

1890-1995 [1997.8]

Material consists of the history of the association and its activities.

4 boxes.

St. Anthony Park Block Nurse Program Collection


Material consists of minutes, correspondence and notes, newspaper clippings, budgets and financial reports, position papers, photos, program information/materials and reports, plan and grant proposals/applications, annual reports, and volunteer lists.

7 boxes.

St. Anthony Park Wednesday Study Club Collection

1937-present [2011.27]

Material consists of minute books (handwritten and typed). Annual programs and directories, correspondence (between members and libraries), and photographs of group members are included. Typed summaries of reviewed books, member rosters, and the history and organization of the club are also included.

1 box.

St. Francis Hotel Collection

1913-1995 [2001.10]

Material consists of several (mainly black/white) photographs. A few pieces of typewritten correspondence relate to the interior decoration of the hotel.

1 box.

St. Paul Building Permit Collection

1883-1975 [2003.5]

Collection consists of two parts: index cards for building permits organized alphabetically by street address and building permits organized chronologically by permit number. Permits for Elevators (1914-1979), Signs/Billboards (1903-1919), Concrete, Masonry, and Finish Cement Work (1941-1951) are also included.

190 boxes.

St. Paul Business License Application Collection

1920-2005 [2008.1]

Material consists of typed index cards and business license applications arranged alphabetically in street address order. The cards reference every business license by address, including the name of the licensee, the type of license, the license number, and the date of the license. The applications themselves are foldered by address, many times with multiple applications at a particular address.

39 boxes.

St. Paul City Council Proceedings Collection

1856-1871 [2017.20]

Published proceedings of the St. Paul City Council, 1856-1871 (1869 is missing).

1 box.

St. Paul City Directory Card Index Collection


Material consists of reference notes pertaining to residents of the Historic Hill, Irvine Park, and Dayton’s Bluff areas, extracted from the St. Paul City Directories, which trace individual residents, their occupations, and addresses.

4 boxes.

St. Paul Financial Ledger Collection


Material consists of five ledgers (1861-1970, 1893–1905, 1903-1908, 1903-1912, 1903-1917) of general expenses related to sundries, merchandise, school districts, shoe department, banks, and real estate.

5 ledgers.

St. Paul Foundation Collection

1966-2002 [2016.54]

This collection consists of financial records, grant proposals, magazines, personal and business-related correspondence, newsletters, annual reports, and other paper documents. This collection documents the history, mission, and community involvement projects of numerous organizations and charitable foundations. Specific foundations highlighted are the Minnesota Foundation (1976-1999), St. Paul Foundation (1966-2002), F.R. Bigelow Foundation (1983-2000), Perrie Jones Library Fund (1970-2000), Mardag Foundation (1977-2002), Ober Charitable Foundation (1969-1974), Hamm Foundation (1980-1994), and the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (1985-1999).

1 box.