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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Havemeier, William, 1894 - 1976 Papers, 1934 - 1962

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Havemeier, William, 1894 - 1976. Papers, 1934 - 1962.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1228

Havemeier, William, 1894 - 1976. Papers, 1934 - 1962. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1228. 1/2 Hollinger, .21 cubic feet.


This collection consists of papers belonging to Mr. William Havemeier, a Minnesota State Representative from Brown County. The collection is mostly his legislative correspondence. The topics covered in these letters include farm issues, taxation, and old age benefits. Havemeier was also a member of an organization called the American War Dads. This group was an organization of fathers whose sons had fought in World War II. The stated goal was to defend the American way of living and the American method of government. Correspondence and printed materials relating to this organization, and Havemeier's involvement in it, are also included. Also included in the collection are some miscellaneous papers belonging to Havemeier. These papers include campaign ads and materials, along with receipts and pamphlets about issues encountered by Havemeier.

Biographical Note:

William Havemeier was born on September 29, 1894, in New Ulm, Minnesota. He was a farmer in Brown County, Minnesota most of his life. Havemeier served as a state legislator from Brown County from 1934 - 1938, and ran unsuccessfully for office again in 1958. He was active in farmers' associations, senior citizens' organizations, and served as the president of the Minnesota State Association, American War Dads in 1962. Havemeier died in New Ulm in March of 1976.


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:

Havemeier, William, 1894 - 1976. Papers, 1934 - 1962. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1228, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Elsie Havemeier donated this collection in June 1976.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in December 1976. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell October 2000.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about William Havemeier available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Havemeier, William, 1894 - 1976.
Minnesota. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Brown County (Minn.)
American War Dads

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1228



Legislative Correspondence, 1935



Legislative Correspondence, 1936



Legislative Correspondence, 1937 and 1938



Legislative Correspondence, 1954 – 1958



Correspondence and printed material pertaining to American War Dads, 1957 – 1962



Miscellaneous papers, undated and 1957 – 1962