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Grace Family Collection

1859-2010 [2010.17.1]

Materials include the personal financial and estate records of John Grace, Ramsey County Sheriff 1870-1876; receipts and check stubs documenting Grace family transactions as well as many St. Paul business concerns from the 1860s to the late 1880s; bonds, insurance policies, tax receipts, wills, and photographs (2012.17.2 – 2012.17.15) also document the Grace family. The collection includes correspondence and business course ledgers and journals from son, John Grace while at Notre Dame University in the 1870s; estate matters of the James Duffy (handled by John Grace) and the Cody-Buckley estate; an 1871 circular on Minnesota state bonds; a 5th annual convention of the C.T.A. Union (Catholic Temperance Association) ribbon (June 21, 1876) ; a Rand McNally railroad guide (1890); and oversize Insurance Policies (1880-1885).

3 boxes.

Great Northern Railroad and Glacier National Park Collection

1938-2000 [2019.26]

This collection consists of catalogs, books, proof sheets, brochures, maps, and photo prints documenting the artistic work of Winold Reiss. Descriptive information on Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Tribe are also included. Winold Reiss was especially known for his graphic designs and portraits of the Blackfeet Indians of Glacier National Park. In this collection, books and catalogs detail and describe Reiss’s work with them and prints of some are included.

1 box.

Hand In Hand Productions Collection

1942-2006 [2015.34.1]

This collection contains oral history interview transcripts with longtime residents of the Rondo Community who discuss neighborhood businesses, families, churches, schools, organizations, social life, and the challenges of growing up in St. Paul from the 1920s through the 1960s. The Rondo Community is an urban neighborhood located on the plateau above and west of St. Paul’s downtown commercial district, which was bisected in the 1960s by the construction of I-94, which resulted in the removal of approximately 750 homes and 90% of the commercial businesses. These transcripts include photographs of the interviewee as well as Rondo neighborhood scenes. Also included are historical articles on African-American history in St. Paul, collected by interviewer Kate Cavett, as well as files documenting the founding of Hand in Hand Productions.

2 boxes.

Hauerwas (Marcella) – St. Paul Hiking Club Collection

1920-1966 [2008.34]

Material consists of monthly newsletters of the St. Paul Hiking Club (August 1942- December 1945), black and white photos and color slides (2008.44.2-2008.44.32) from the personal collection of Marcella Hauerwas (1906- 1974), an active member of the St. Paul Hiking Club during the time period reflected in this collection.

1 box.

Hazenwincle Collection


Material consists of family correspondence and the military service of one son in the Spanish-American War.  Also included are photographs, army documents, a notebook, and a medallion.

1 box.

Herrel (Mildred) Collection

1915-1969 [2002.7.1]

Materials relate to early days in Russell, Minnesota, and later attendance in the St. Luke’s Hospital Nursing Program, including class notes, photographs, textbooks, and a graduation program; and a later textbook at a returning time to nursing.

1 box.

High Bridge Collection


Materials related to the bridge reopening:  correspondence, flyers, brochures, schedules, volunteer lists, budgets, booklets, newspaper clippings, and magazines.

1 box.

HIV/AIDS Healthcare Worker Oral History Collection

1993-2016 [2016.55]

Materials includes newsletters and magazine articles describing the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota, and the purpose and scope of the Minnesota HIV/AIDS Healthcare Worker Oral History Project. The bulk of the collection consists of oral history transcripts of healthcare workers who cared for Minnesota patients during the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Two books are included: one is a compilation of other health care worker oral histories from around the country while the other is a history of the various Gay-Lesbian-Transgender-Bisexual communities in Minnesota.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

1 box.

House of Hope Presbyterian Church Collection

1840-current [1997.5.1]

Material related to the overall history, growth, and functioning of the church.

37 boxes.

Hunt (Daniel H.) Collection


Material consists of several documents relating to Hunt’s diary and the diary itself. Also included are a few photographs and negatives, including houses where the family resided, and holiday cards.

1 box.