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Union Brass Manufacturing Company Collection

1892-2002 [2004.19]

Material consists of business-related and business-generated documents, including minutes, financial records, product sales materials and advertisements, and photographs.

6 boxes.

United States Marshall’s Office Financial Ledger Collection


Material consists of a financial ledger for the U.S. Marshall’s office in St. Paul.

1 ledger.

University United Collection

1906-2011 [2013.59]

Materials includes minutes, correspondence, financial documentation, newspaper articles and subject files of this nonprofit, tax exempt organization, established in 1981 to facilitate commercial economic development along University Avenue. The bulk of the material dates from the late 1980s through 2008. Topics include economic development, particularly of Asian businesses; housing; crime; and development of light rail Green Line transit corridor. Records of predecessor and allied organizations such as the Hamline Midway Local Development Company and the University Midway Development Company are included, as well records on the development of International Marketplace and Dickerman Park, both on University Avenue.

4 boxes.

Villaume Collection


A collection of books (40), archival materials (125 folders), and photographs (225) documenting the Villaume Box and Lumber Company (Saint Paul) production of World War II gliders. These gliders were used in conflicts including D-Day (France), Operation Varsity (Germany), and Operation Market Garden (Netherlands). Documents regarding the reconstruction of a CG-4A glider are also included with copies of original diagrams from the 1940s.

6 boxes.

West Side Collection

1939-2014 [2013.30]

Material consists of largely consists of newspaper clippings from the Pioneer Press, St. Paul Voice, Community Reporter, La Voz Latina, and the Star Tribune. In addition, the collection features magazine articles, newsletters, correspondence pertaining to the history of District 3, the West Side of St. Paul.

2 boxes.

Westman (Betty) Collection

1921-1994 [2010.32]

Material consists of paper documents; typewritten, handwritten and printed, and newspaper clippings, ribbons, party favors (paper, glue, wire, plastic), flyers, bound materials, and greeting cards.

1 box.

Wildung (Arthur) Collection

1895-1910 [2010.38]

Material consists of handwritten personal entries reflecting life events, pay and addresses during his work and  membership in a carpenter’s union, as well as commercial facts related to postage, population, railroads, etc.

1 box.

Winkle (George) Collection

1917-1919 [2004.34]

Material consists of military service orders and paperwork, books and booklets given to soldiers, and tickets from railroad travel in France.

1 box.

Yardley Family Collection


Material consists of personal and business-related correspondence. The business-related documents pertain mainly to stocks and bonds held by the company.

1 box.

Yoerg Brewery Collection


Material consists of business records, correspondence, reports, and meeting minutes.  Some business stock certificates (blank and designated) are included.

1 box.