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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Paulson, Harvey N. 1903 - 1993. Papers, 1957 - 1975.
MSU Archives Collection 1282

Paulson, Harvey N. 1903 - 1993. Papers, 1957 - 1975. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1282. 3 folders and 1 cassette tape.


This collection consists of items pertaining to Harvey N. Paulson, of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Paulson was a lifelong farmer, served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and served as Sergeant-at-Arms for the Minnesota House of Representatives. The collection consists of his correspondence, newspaper clippings, a photograph, and two items of campaign material. Also included in the collection is an oral history interview conducted with Paulson in 1977. Both the transcript and cassette tape of this interview are available. In the interview, he speaks about his family farm, his legislative experience, agricultural organizations, and his colleagues in the legislature.

Biographical Note:

Harvey N. Paulson was born in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota in February of 1903. He was a lifelong farmer in that area, and served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1957 - 1963. Paulson lost in his 1962 attempt at reelection. He was then appointed Sergeant-at-Arms for the House, a position he held until 1973. Henry Paulson died in April 1993.


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:

Paulson, Harvey N. 1903 - 1993. Papers, 1957 - 1975. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1282, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Harvey Paulson donated this collection in July 1977.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in May 1979. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell December 2000.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Harvey N. Paulson available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Paulson, Harvey N. 1903 - 1993.
Minnesota. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Sleepy Eye (Minn.)

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1282



Cassette tape of oral history interview, 1977



Legislative correspondence, 1957 – 1971



Newspaper clippings, 1975, photographs, 1967, and campaign material, undated



Transcript of oral history interview, 1977