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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Schulz, Roy F, 1920 - Papers, 1950-1974

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Schulz, Roy F., 1920-. Papers, 1950-1974.
MSU Archives Collection 1204

Schulz, Roy F., 1920 -. Papers, 1950 - 1974. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1204. 1 1/2 Hollingers.


This collection consists of correspondence, legislative bills, newspaper clippings, all relating to Roy F. Schulz and his twenty-year career (1951 - 1971) in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Also included in the collection are newspaper columns he wrote and several topical files relating to legislative issues. Among the main issues discussed in the topical files are: state aid for both private and public schools, highway and motor vehicle safety issues, the proposal for a Minnesota wetlands bill, and the attempt to have Mankato State College upgraded to university status. Personal items such as photographs and campaign materials are also included.

Biographical Note: Historical Note:

Roy F. Schulz was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1951, and served until 1971. A lifelong grain farmer and resident of Blue Earth County, Schulz also served as a member of the board of directors of Immanuel Hospital (Mankato), and of the St. Clair Medical and Dental Corporation. Schulz also served as president of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, chairman of the Blue Earth County Republican party, and was an active member of the 4-H, the Farm Bureau, and the Mankato Junior Chamber of Commerce. After leaving the House of Representatives in 1971, Schulz became a lobbyist for the Minnesota Motor Transport Association and later for the Minnesota Real Estate Taxpayers Association.

Biographical information found in the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1969 - 1970, and in the collection.

Scope and Content:

This collection is comprised of the papers of Roy F. Schulz, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1951 until 1971, from Blue Earth County. Included in these papers are correspondence, legislative bills, his local newspaper column, photographs, newspaper clippings, and files kept by Schulz on various issues during his term in the legislature.

The correspondence is made up of letters to and from Schulz, and covers topics like seat belt usage, renaming Mankato State College, and state funding issues. These letters are arranged chronologically.

Printed copies of House and Senate bills, which were introduced in 1963, make up three folders of the collection. These are also arranged chronologically.

Published and unpublished materials by or about Schulz also make up a considerable portion of the collection. Included in this category are four original photographs of Schulz taken during his legislative career, photocopies of newspaper clippings by and about Schulz, an incomplete collection of manuscripts from Schulz' weekly newspaper column "Under the Dome", Schulz' voting record from the 1963 session, and campaign materials relating to his numerous elections.

The rest of the collection is arranged by topic. These files are comprised of information collected by Schulz about the most important issues during his tenure in the House of Representatives. Files on the topics of state aid for schools, the change of Mankato State College to a university, the proposed Minnesota Wetlands Bill, and improvement of highway and motor vehicle safety are part of the collection.

One file of miscellaneous materials is also part of the collection. Included in this file are seating charts and name tags from the 1963 session, a 1967 speech by Schulz, and items on margarine sales and snowmobiling.


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:

Schulz, Roy F., 1920 -. Papers, 1950 - 1974. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1204, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Roy F. Schulz donated this collection in June 1975.

Processed By:

This collection was processed in January 1976. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell October 2000.

Related Collections:

it has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Roy F. Schulz available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

- Schulz, Roy F. 1920 -
- Minnesota Legislature - House of Representatives-Blue Earth County (Minn.)
- Mankato State University - History

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1204



Campaign Materials, 1962 – 1970



Correspondence, 1958 – 1971



Highway and Motor Vehicle Safety Materials, 1954 – 1963



House Bills, January – February 1963



House Bills, March – April 1963



Miscellaneous Legislative Items, 1961 – 1974



Newspaper Clippings, 1950 – 1973






Senate Bills, January – April 1963



State Aid for Private Schools Materials, 1962 - 1970



“Under the Dome” Newspaper Column, 1963



University Status for Mankato State College Materials, 1957 – 1962



Voting Record, 1963



Wetlands Bill Materials, 1955 – 1970