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Conzett (Josiah) Collection

1865-1903 [1999.18.1]

Material consists of scrapbooks (1899-1903 and1909) and a diary (1890-1913) kept by Josiah in which he discusses his Civil War service.

3 boxes

Crane and Ordway Collection

1892-2007 [2011.13.1]

Material consists of several decades of catalogs representing the plumbing, dairy supplies/equipment, and steam fittings sold by the companies, as well as employee textbooks and directories, and reminiscences, including one by Richard Teller Crane. Includes some employee materials from John Sukalo.

3 boxes.

Davern/Sattler Family Collection

1825-2007 [2009.34.1]

Material consists of largely of photographs of members of the Davern and Sattler families. Also included are articles on various family members, especially William Quin Davern and the Davern farmhouse. A good part of the collection is genealogical material on the Davern, Sattler, and related families. William Quin Davern was a pioneer settler on 160 acres just east of Fort Snelling. The original farm bounded by Montreal Street on the north, Morgan Street on the south, Snelling Avenue on the east, and Fairview Avenue on the west remained in the family until 1917. The farmhouse at 1173 Davern Avenue, began in 1862 and finished in 1868, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in October 1983. There are a number of articles about the Davern property in the collection. Also of note are photographs of the Sattler pharmacy at 1189 North Snelling Avenue. Mary Gertrude Davern, the 12th child of William Quin Davern and Catherine Theresa Ryan Davern, married Charles Peter Sattler, who ran this pharmacy. In addition to Sattler family genealogy, there are genealogical files of the related Hoshette and Ihme families.

2 boxes.

District Councils Collaborative Collection

1993-2017 [2016.66.1]

Material includes minutes, files, reports, newsletters, publications and finances of the District Councils Collaborative, an organization created to gather and encourage public input into the planning of the Green Line Light Rail corridor between downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul via University Avenue.

18 boxes.

Doherty, Rumble and Butler Ledger Collection


Material consists of five financial/billing ledgers for law firm.

5 ledgers


Dolan (Dan and Joan) Collection

1958-1979 [2019.58.1]

The collection includes 2 scrapbooks documenting Dan Dolan’s term as St. Paul Winter Carnival King in 1966-1967.  Scrapbook newspaper components have been copied, and also include buttons, medals, photographs, notes, cards, correspondence, and tickets.

1 box.

Downing (Lewis) Collection

1950-1978 [2000.2.1]

Material consists of business and legal documents, personal notes and correspondence, and diagrams and sketches involved with the improvements, uses, and sale a property in New Brighton, Minnesota.

1 box.

Drew Family Collection


Material consists largely of correspondence between the years 1936-1943, plus the typed diary of Edwin Boliver Drew. In addition there are interview transcripts, family announcements, and eulogies.

1 box.

Dunnavan Family Collection

1872-1955 [20010.20.1]

Material consists of family photographs, social occasion items (playbills, dance cards), correspondence, Park Baptist Church documents, and fraternity documents (Phi Kappa Psi).

1 box.

Earhart (Andrew) Collection

1963-1994 [2010.70.1]

Material consists of city reports regarding St. Paul City Planning.

2 boxes.