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Boss (Wallace) Collection

1926-1961 [1996.3.1]

Material includes Winter Carnival materials of Wallace Boss as King Boreas: scrapbooks, correspondence, programs, magazines, and certificates.

2 boxes.

Capital City Trolley, Inc. Collection

1988-2002 [2013.78.1]

Correspondence, annual reports, and minutes concerning the Capital City Trolley that ran a route in downtown St. Paul during the 1990s.

1 box.

Catholic Daughters of America Collection

1932-1992 [1995.13.1]

Material includes newspaper clippings, programs and other paper documents and photographs documenting the organization, including booklets, reports, handbooks, treasurer’s records, mortuary fund certificates, meeting minutes, and newsletters referring to organization etiquette and rules.

2 boxes.


Charboneau (Elaine) Winter Carnival Collection


Material includes typed appearance schedules, on which she has made handwritten comments about some of the events; newspaper clippings of her time in the Senior Royalty; a 16mm film reel about the 1938-1939 Winter Carnival; certificates of achievement; typed correspondence to her; and programs of events in which she participated or attended.

1 box.

Cheney (Mary Moulton) Collection


The material consists of personal and business-related correspondence; several pieces of artwork by Mary and others (many in the Japanese print style, including a book in that style) and other examples from The Artcraft Shop. Some newspaper articles about Cheney, and articles and notes written by her. Some biographical DAR material is included.

1 box.

Churches on the Move for Equality (C.O.M.E.) Collection

1968-1981 [1995.5.1]

Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, Share Fair materials, newsletters and brochures about: the organization, issues of racism, hunger relief, and immigration. Collection also includes an oversized felt banner with logo.

1 box.


Claussen Family Collection

1876-1956 [2016.19.10]

This collection consists of a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, calendars, journals, programs, and cards detailing the lives of the Claussen family. Frieda Claussen became the family historian and chronicled their lives in numerous notebooks, diaries, and narratives. Frieda includes her own scrapbook she made during a bout of Hepatitis in 1956. She also includes a collection of cards that were sent to her mother, Martha Willius from 1876-1930. In addition, there is focus on  Frieda’s brother, Norman Claussen, who attended attended Mechanic Arts High School and Claussen served in World War one where he was in command of E battery of the Fifteenth Field artillery of the regular army. He saw service in Chateau Thierry, Belleau Wood and Soissons. Claussen was later awarded the French war cross for his bravery during his service. Upon returning home, Claussen fell ill and passed away during the Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919. Correspondence, military orders, memorial booklets, biographies, and manuals detail his experience during the war.

1 box.

Claussen, (Martha Willius) Collection


Material includes newspaper clippings and some handwritten and typewritten correspondence and notes about historical events. A few items about St. Paul organizations and events, including Winter Carnival and Schubert Club, are included.

1 box.

Cleveland (Horace William Shaler) Collection


Material consists of family material, including history, genealogy, and cemeteries. The majority is business-related, including speeches given by Cleveland and information published about him.

1 box.

Como Aristonian Club Collection

1919-2004 [2004.20.1]

This club was formed by a group of women who had worked rolling bandages for the Red Cross during World War I. Following the war, many of the women wished to continue their association and created this groups whose motto was “acquire knowledge and with it get understanding.” The group was associated with the Minnesota Federation of Women in 1922. The group continued as a study group, which also made annual charitable donations. Material consists of club business records including minutes, member booklets, membership lists, and a scrapbook of events from the inception of the club.

1 box.