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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
American Association for the United Nations, Mankato Chapter and Minnesota Valley Chapter. Papers, 1945 - 1973.
MSU Archives Collection 1235



American Association for the United Nations, Mankato Chapter and Minnesota Valley Chapter. Papers, 1945 - 1973. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1235. 1 hollinger, .43 Cubic Feet.

Abstract:

This collection consists of the records of the Mankato and Minnesota Valley Chapters of the American Association for the United Nations. This was a non-profit organization that intended to promote the ideals behind the United Nations. It was in operation in Mankato, Minnesota from 1960 until 1973. The collection is made up of minutes from meetings, correspondence, membership lists, and financial records of the Association.

Historical Note:

The Mankato Chapter of the American Association for the United Nations was organized in 1960, as a non-profit organization, to promote the principles and purposes of the United Nations Organization. The constitution was adopted by a meeting of members on September 29, 1960. In 1963, the name was changed to Minnesota Valley Chapter, American Association for the United Nations.

The group solicited memberships for the support of their activities and those of the national organization, and sponsored activities to raise money for UNICEF. On October 23, 1961, Eleanor Roosevelt spoke at a Mankato Chapter sponsored United Nations Day dinner at the Kato Ballroom in Mankato.

Due to a decline in community interest, the organization waned in the 1960s. The last records included are from 1973.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of the records of the Mankato and Minnesota Valley Chapters of the American Association for the United Nations. The records are arranged chronologically. Topics included are: correspondence, membership lists, financial records, bank statements, UNICEF records, and the group's constitution and meeting minutes.

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:

American Association for the United Nations, Mankato Chapter and Minnesota Valley Chapter. Papers, 1945 - 1973. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1235, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Violet Panzram donated this collection in December 1976.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in January 1977. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell October 2000.

Related Collections:

it has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about the American Association for the United Nations, Mankato or Minnesota Valley Chapter available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

American Association for the United Nations-Mankato Chapter.
American Association for the United Nations-Minnesota Valley Chapter.
Mankato (Minn.)-Societies and Clubs.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1235

Box

Folder

Bank statements, vouchers, 1960 – 1963

1

5

Bank statements, vouchers, 1964 – 1973

1

6

Constitution, minutes, 1960 – 1967

1

1

Correspondence, 1958 – 1969

1

2

Financial records, correspondence, receipt book, 1959 – 1969

1

4

Membership lists and correspondence, 1945 – 1967

1

3

UNICEF records and correspondence, 1960 – 1965

1

7