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



AOld Main Cornerstone. Collection, 1869-1969. MSU Archives Collection 22. 2 Holinger boxes.

Abstract:

The Old Main Cornerstone Box collection consists of items taken from the cornerstone box in Old Main on the lower campus of Mankato State Normal School during its construction in 1869. The time capsule includes newspapers, business cards from local businesses, photographs, and university course offering catalogs. Additional items were added to the cornerstone box in1923 and 1969.

Historical Note:

The original cornerstone laying ceremony took place 22 June 1869. Participants in the ceremony included school faculty and students, as well as local public school teachers and students, Mankato city officials, and representatives from various local organizations. The Old Main building was destroyed by fire in 1922. The tin cornerstone box was not damaged, however. It was opened and additional items were added, and then resealed on 21 April 1923. The box was placed in the new Old Main before the building was dedicated in April 1924. The cornerstone box was opened on 3 May 1968 as part of the centennial observation ceremony. A new cornerstone box, with additional items, was placed in the building. The box was retrieved when the lower campus buildings were sold. Information for this finding aid was obtained from the accession collection information form.

Scope and Content:

The Old Main Cornerstone Box collection has been divided into four series. The series are: Newspapers, Miscellaneous, Photographs, and Business Cards. Items in the newspaper section have been arranged chronologically. Items in the three other sections have been arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

This collection should be cited as:
Old Main Cornerstone. Collection, 1869-1969. MSU Archives Collection 200, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Processed By:

Jeffrey Desannoy processed the collection and developed the finding aid in June 2004.

Related Collections:

After checking the OCLC and RLIN national databases in July 2004, it has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about MSU's Old Main Cornerstone Collection available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Aerial photographs--Mankato.
Business--Minnesota--Mankato.
Mankato (Minn.)
Mankato (Minn.)--Aerial views.
Mankato (Minn.)--History.
Mankato (Minn.)--Newspapers.
Mankato State Normal School--Records.
Mankato State Teachers College--Records.
Mankato State College--Records.
Mankato State University--History.
Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Photographs--Mankato.
Time capsules.

MSU Archives Collection 22

Box

Folder

Newspapers

 

 

Mankato Weekly Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, 25 May 1869

Drawer 9

4

Mankato Weekly Review, Vol. 1, No. 5, 22 June 1869

Drawer 9

5

Mankato Weekly Record, Vol. 10, No. 51, 19 June 1869

Drawer 9

6

Mankato Weekly Union, Vol. XII, No. 50, 18 June 1869

Drawer 9

7

Mankato Daily Free Press, Vol. XXXV, No. 244, 6 February 1922

Drawer 9

8

Mankato Daily Free Press, Vol. XXXV, No. 245, 7 February 1922

Drawer 9

9

Mankato Daily Free Press, Vol. XXXV, No. 246, 8 February 1922

Drawer 9

10

St. Paul Dispatch, Vol. 55, No. 248, 20 April 1923

Drawer 9

11

Mankato Daily Free Press, Vol. XXXVII, No. 12, 20 April 1923

Drawer 9

12

Mankato Daily Free Press, Vol. 82, No. 30, 4 May 1968

Drawer 9

13

Mankato Daily Free Press, “A Proud Past, A Promising Future” edition, 17 May 1968

Drawer 9

14

Miscellaneous

 

 

Advertisement, Hurrah for Block No. 14 selling off at Mc’Henry’s

Drawer 9

1

Advertisement, Mankato Novelty Works, Machine Shop, Foundry, and Farming Implement, May 1868

1

29

Advertisement, National Bank of Fashion, Randall & Smith, ca. 1869

1

30

Advertisement, Willard & Barney, attorneys at law & notaries public, 1867

1

31

Alumni Reporter, winter-spring 1968

2

6

Bank draft, Banking House of Lewis, Shaubut & Co., ca. 1869

1

32

Bank draft, First National Bank at Mankato, ca. 1869

1

33

Blue Earth County: Its Advantages to Settlers, 1868

1

9

By-laws of Blue Earth Chapter No. 7, Royal Arch Masons, and Mankato Commandry No. 4 Knights Templar, 1866

1

37

By-laws of Blue Earth R.A., Chapter No. 7, Royal Arch Masons 1869

1

38

By-laws of Mankato Lodge No. 12, 1869

1

34

Catalog, Mankato State College, School Progress, 1968-1970

2

5

Catalog, State Teachers College, Mankato, 1921-1922

1

50

Catalog, State Teachers College, Mankato, 1922-1923

1

53

Centennial observance ceremonies, 1968

1

59

Circular, Course of Study, Second State Normal School, Mankato, 5 Sept. 1869

1

2

Circular, Course of Study, Second State Normal School at Mankato, fall term, 8 Sept. 1869

1

3

Circular, Course of Study, Second State Normal School at Mankato, fall term, 8 Sept. 1869

1

4

Constitution, Independent Order of Good Templars, 1869

1

39

Constitution, Subordinate lodges of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, 1868

1

35

Course of Study, Second State Normal School, Mankato, 1868-1869

1

1

Drawing, Free Press Printing Company Building, 1922

1

54

Fifth annual report of the State Normal School Board to the Governor of Minnesota, for the year 1868, 1869

1

6

Katonian, yearbook, 1922

1

58

Letter, from C.H. Johnston, architect to President Charles Cooper, 22 October 1922

1

49

List of Mankato city officials, handwritten, 1865-1869

Drawer 9

2

List of officers at the Grand Lodge in Mankato, handwritten, 19 June 1869

Drawer 9

3

List of officers, Independent Order of Good Templars, installed by Mankato Lodge No. 38, undated

1

40

List of officers, Independent Order of Good Templars, installed by Eureka Lodge No. 155, undated

1

41

Membership list of Mankato Lodge No. 15, handwritten, 1869

1

36

Names of students connected with the training department of the Second State Normal School at Mankato, 19 June 1869

1

5

Newspaper clippings, 1968

2

14

Pamphlet, “A Proud Past – A Promising Future,” 1968

2

7

Pamphlet, “A Carousel of Commemoration,” 1968

2

8

Programme [sic] of the Cornerstone Ceremony, 22 June 1869

1

7

Remarks, Dr. Robert Barrett, president of faculty senate, chair of Dept. of Political Science, 1968

2

2

Remarks, Pat O’Neil, president student senate, centennial observance ceremony, 1968

2

4

Ritual/Initiation, Grand Lodge of the Knights of the Forest, ca. 1869

1

42

School Progress, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1923

1

51

School Progress, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1923

1

52

Statement, building architect contractors and workmen, handwritten, 22 June 1869

1

8

Statement, Dr. Kent Alm, VP for Academic Affairs, centennial observance ceremony, 1968

2

1

Statement, Dr. Larry Anderson, president of Associated Alumni of MSU, 1968

2

3

Tape, reel-to-reel, Centennial Observance Ceremony, live broadcast by KMSU-FM, 1968

2

12

Photographs

 

 

Aerial view of Mankato State College lower campus, 1968

2

10

Aerial view of Mankato State College upper campus, 1968

2

11

Classroom, undated

2

24

Drawing of proposed Mankato Sate Normal School, front elevation, ca. 1869

1

44

Field house track, undated

2

17

Front Street, showing First National Bank in Mankato, undated

1

46

Gage complex cafeteria,

2

18

Gymnasium, undated

2

16

Isaac N. Tompkins, 1922

1

56

J.E. Reynolds and John C. Wise, undated

1

57

Library, undated

2

20

Mankato State College, upper campus, 1968

2

9

McElroy complex parking lot, undated

2

15

McElroy student housing, undated

2

26

McElroy student housing, undated

2

27

Minneopa Falls, undated

1

45

Miscellaneous negatives, undated

2

30

Miscellaneous photos: faculty, students, alumni, undated

2

32

Miscellaneous photos: faculty, students, alumni, undated

2

33

Miscellaneous photos: faculty, students, alumni, undated

2

34

Negatives without prints, undated

2

29

Performing Arts building, 1968

2

19

Photographs of classes in session, undated

2

28

Reunion, undated

2

30

Shaubut Building, ca. 1869

1

43

Smaller diner/cafeteria, undated

2

23

Student Union, bowling alley, undated

2

21

Swimming pool, undated

2

25

Waiting area, undated

2

22

Business cards

 

 

Benj. D. Pay, Livery and Sable, ca. 1869

1

10

Brown & Wiswell, attorneys at law and real estate agents, ca. 1869

1

11

Buck & Freeman, attorneys at law and real estate agents, ca. 1869

1

12

C.W. Murphy & Co., wholesale and retail dealers in books, stationary and music, ca. 1869

1

13

Davies & Dickinson, attorneys at law, ca. 1869

1

14

E.F. Everitt, Photographer (2copies), ca. 1869

1

15

Frisbie & Shepard, wholesale and retail dealers in drugs, paints, oils, dyes, glass, patent medicine, ca. 1869

1

16

Griebel and Brother, wholesale and retail dealers in boots and shoes, ca. 1869

1

17

Isaac N. Tompkins, vice president, Free Press Co., 1922

1

55

K[lein] & Quinn’s city livery stable, ca. 1869

1

18

Lewis & Shaubut, bankers, ca. 1869

1

19

Mankato House, G.C. proprietor, ca. 1869

1

20

Portion of a business card, “Gems from the…” ca. 1869

1

28

R.A. Kerr & Co., dry goods, millinery, notions, ca. 1869

1

21

Sam’l Hidden, wholesale and retail dealer in dry goods, Yankee notions, ladies’ shoes, ca. 1869

1

22

W.B. Torrey, city justice & conveyancer [sic], ca. 1869

1

23

Wm. L. Coon, attorneys at law, collecting agents and notary public, ca. 1869

1

24

Wm. P. Boradman, architect, ca. 1869

1

25

Willard & Barney, attorneys and counselors at law, ca. 1869

1

26

William Irving, merchant tailor and dealer in ready-made clothing, and gents furnishing, ca. 1869

1

27