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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
Evans, Ronald G. 1916 - 1992. Papers, 1974 - 1976.
MSU Archives Collection 1271



Evans, Ronald G. 1916 - 1992. Papers, 1974 - 1976. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1271. 1 hollinger and 1/2 hollinger. .64 cubic feet.

Abstract:

This collection consists of items pertaining to Ronald G. Evans, of Mankato, Minnesota. Evans was a Mankato restaurateur, Blue Earth County Commissioner, and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. This collection focuses on Evans' time in the House of Representatives. Included in the collection are his legislative correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed informational material, copies of bills, and copies of Highlights, a legislative information bulletin. Some of the topics discussed in the correspondence include: the proposal of Wilson Campus School, decreases in faculty for the Mankato State College Music Department, and the cost of health insurance and medical treatment.

Biographical Note:

Ronald G. Evans was born in Judson, Minnesota 26 December 1916. He married Mildred Johnson and they had four children. Evans operated restaurants in Mankato from January 1946 until November 1972. He served as Blue Earth County Commissioner from January 1965 to January 1975.

Evans won a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1974. He served one term and was defeated in his bid for re-election by David Cumminskey in 1976.

Ronald Evans died in February of 1992.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of items pertaining to Ronald G. Evans, a successful businessman, former Blue Earth County Commissioner, and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from Mankato. This collection focuses on Evans' term in the Minnesota House. Most of the collection is comprised of his legislative correspondence. These letters are from 1974 until 1976, and cover topics like the Wilson Campus School, taxation issues, and insurance concerns. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings by and about Evans (1974 - 1976), congratulatory letters sent to him upon winning his House seat (1974), and copies of bills from his time in the House. Copies of Highlights, a publication of the Republican caucus staff, and other printed informational materials from Evans' time in the House round out the collection.

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:

Evans, Ronald G. 1916 - 1992. Papers, 1974 - 1976. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1271, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Ronald G. Evans donated this collection in February 1977.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in June 1977. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell November 2000.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Ronald G. Evans available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Evans, Ronald G., 1916 - 1992.
Mankato State College - Music Department.
Mankato State College - Wilson Campus School.
Minnesota. Legislature. House of Representatives.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1271

Box

Folder

Congratulatory letters, 1974

1

1

Copies of bills in final form, 1975

2

2

Highlights , October 1975 – July 1976

2

3

Legislative correspondence and printed material pertaining to Wilson Campus School, April 1975

1

5

Legislative correspondence on special issues, 1976 January – March

1

8

Legislative correspondence, April 1975

1

4

Legislative correspondence, January –April 1976

1

7

Legislative correspondence, March 1975

1

3

Legislative correspondence, May – December 1975

1

6

Legislative correspondence, undated, 1974, and January – February 1975

1

2

Newspaper clippings, 1974 – 1976

1

9

Official Directory of the Minnesota Legislature , Sixty-Ninth Session, 1975

2

4

Printed informational material, 1974 – 1976

2

1