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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, University Archives
Valley Campus Physical Education Building Cornerstone. Collection, 1909-1940.
MSU Archives Collection 161



Valley Campus Physical Education Building Cornerstone. Collection, 1909-1940. MSU Archives Collection 161. 3 Archives boxes. 1.70 cubic feet.

Abstract:

The Valley Campus Physical Education Building Cornerstone Collection consists of items recovered in 1982 from the time capsule that was placed in one of the walls of the Physical Education Building that was constructed in 1939. The collection contains statistical data, yearbooks, journals, and pamphlets.

Historical Note:

The Valley Campus Physical Education Building was constructed in 1939. It was a new addition to the State Teachers College, and was approved by the State of Minnesota Legislature and the Federal Government. A grant was given to the College by the Public Works Administration to construct the new building. The grant was worth $240,000. The new Physical Education Building was undertaken to remedy lack of space in the old Physical Education Building, which was built in 1909. The old building was, therefore, demolished in 1938, and a new Physical Education Building was constructed in 1939.

The Physical Education building served as the central hub for Athletic Events for Mankato State Teachers College from 1939-1979. In 1979 all of the campus sporting events were moved to the Upper Campus (Highland Campus). The City of Mankato purchased the Physical Education building (Lower Campus) in that same year. The Physical Education Building, for the most part, stood vacant until 1982 when the City of Mankato had in destroyed. Information for this finding aid was obtained from the accession collection information form.

Scope and Content:

This collection has been arranged chronologically. The Collection is further arranged by subject into three boxes.

Restrictions:

It has been determined that there are no restrictions on this collection. The researcher assumes all responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Valley Campus Physical Education Building Cornerstone. Collection, 1909-1940. MSU Archives Manuscript Collection 161, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

This Collection was donated by Blue Earth County Historical Society in March of 1983

Processed By:

Brandon Rykhus processed this collection in September 2006.

Related Collections:

Old Main Cornerstone. Collection, 1869-1969. MSU Archives Collection 22, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Mankato State Teachers College
Mankato State Normal School
Katonian

MSU Archives Manuscript Collection 161

Box

Folder

Bible, undated

2

5

Copper time capsule, Undated

3

1

Dedication booklet, 1939, July 5

1

2

Letter From Harold L. Ickes to President Roosevelt, 1939

1

5

Letter from Mankato Free Press to Frank McElroy, 1939 June 1

1

1

Letter From Public Works Administration to Mankato State Teachers College,1939, August 23

1

6

Mankato State Normal College catalogue, 1910

1

8

Mankato State Teachers College catalogue, 1922

1

9

Mankato State Teachers College catalogue, 1928

1

10

Mankato State Teachers College catalogue, 1931

1

11

Mankato State Teachers College catalogue, 1932

1

12

Mankato State Teachers College catalogue, 1933

1

13

Mankato State Teachers College catalogue, 1937

1

14

Mankato State Teachers College, Summer Session, 1926

1

15

Minnesota State board meetings, undated

1

7

Public Works Administration, Aids to Education, 1937

1

3

Public Works Administration, four year study, 1938

1

4

School Progress Journal, Mankato State Teachers College, 1934, January

1

16

School Progress Journal, Mankato State Teachers College, 1934, March

1

17

School Progress Journal, Mankato State Teachers College, 1935 March

1

18

School Progress Journal, Mankato State Teachers College, 1937, January

1

19

School Progress Journal, Mankato State Teachers College, 1938, February

1

20

School Progress Journal, Mankato State Teachers College, 1939, January

1

22

School Progress Journal, Mankato State Teachers College, 1939, February

1

24

School Progress Journal, Mankato State Teachers College, 1939, January

1

23

School Progress Journal, Mankato State Teachers College, 1939, May

1

25

School Progress Journal, Mankato State Teachers College,1938, March

1

21

Yearbook, Katonian, 1927

2

1

Yearbook, Katonian, 1929

2

2

Yearbook, Katonian, 1931

2

3

Yearbook, Katonian, 1936

2

4