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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Minnesota Territorial Stamp Covers, 1949.
MSU Archives Collection 1306

Minnesota Territorial Centennial Stamp Covers, 1949. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1306. 1 folder.


This collection consists of stamps and envelopes commemorating the State of Minnesota's territorial centennial. The collection is made up of four envelopes, each bearing a different design and matching stamp. The events and places portrayed on the envelopes are Minnesota's first newspaper, a Red River ox cart train from Pembina to Mendota, the discovery of the source of the Mississippi River, and the establishment of Fort Snelling. The envelopes were postmarked at sites relating to the design on them. The postmarks date from April - August of 1949.


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:

Minnesota Territorial Centennial Stamp Covers, 1949. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1306, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Edna Johnson Birks donated this collection in November 1985.

Processed By:

Karyn Nester processed this collection in February 1988. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell January 2001.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about the Minnesota Territorial Centennial Stamp Covers available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Minnesota Territorial Centennial-Postage stamps.
Mississippi River-History.
Fort Snelling (Minn.)