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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
Lundin, Vernard E. 1909 - 1992. Papers, 1955 - 1984.
MSU Archives Collection 1351

Lundin, Vernard E. 1909 - 1992. Papers, 1955 - 1984. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1351. 1 hollinger box, .43 cubic feet.


This collection consists of items pertaining to Vernard Lundin of Mankato, Minnesota. He was involved in Mankato education groups, and served as the mayor of the city for two terms. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, and news releases from the various activities Lundin was involved in. Most of the items have a connection to education in Mankato, such as reports on utilization of Mankato State University's lower campus area, transportation of school children, and racial integration in Mankato schools. Other miscellaneous items, such as souvenirs from Lundin's 1978 trip to China, and informational pamphlets on a variety of topics are also part of the collection.

Biographical Note:

Vernard Lundin was born in Mankato, Minnesota in June 1909. In June of 1933 he married Orpha Mae Johnson, and they had two children together.

Lundin was a longtime employee of the Hubbard Milling Company. His employment there lasted from 1942 until his retirement in 1974. His extended employment with the Hubbard organization led to his later authoring a book entitled The Hubbard Milling Company in 1978.

Lundin was very active in the Mankato community. He served on the school board of Independent School District #77 from 1954 until 1967, and as mayor of Mankato from 1971 until 1974. He also served on the State Board of Education from 1967 until 1970. He was also involved in local groups, including the Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, and the Tri-County Fair.

Vernard Lundin died in September of 1992.

Scope and Content:

This collection contains information on a broad variety of topics, all of which Vernard Lundin was involved in. Many items have a connection to education in Minnesota, especially in the Mankato area. News releases from the Department of Education, correspondence from the Minnesota Federation of Teachers, and maps, correspondence and reports regarding Mankato State University would all fall into this category.

Other groups that Lundin was involved in were the Mankato Area Bicentennial Committee, the Region 9 Development Commission, the Sister City Program, and the Mankato Chamber of Commerce. Correspondence, reports, informational pamphlets, newspaper articles, and by-laws for these groups are also included in the collection.

Miscellaneous items obtained by Lundin are also a part of this collection. Memorabilia form his 1978 trip to China, informational pamphlets about various topics, and a historical sketch of the Alpine Attic Youth Center (ca. 1940) are all included in this category.


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:

Lundin, Vernard E. 1909 - 1992. Papers, 1955 - 1984. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1351, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Vernard Lundin donated this collection in July 1986.

Processed By:

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

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Vern E. Lundin available elsewhere

LCSH Subject Headings:

Lundin, Vernard E., 1909 - 1992.
Mankato (Minn.)-Civic groups.
Mankato (Minn.)-Local government.
Mankato State University.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1251



City of Mankato Information booklets, ca. 1971



Correspondence and articles pertaining to Mankato Sister City Program, April 1974 – February 1979, undated



Correspondence and preliminary agreement establishing Tamkang University as sister institution to Mankato State University, 1980 - 1981



"Freshman 1984, Sophomore 1984," Creative Writing Assignment, 1984



History of the Alpine Attic Youth Center, 1973



Information regarding the establishment of the Mankato Area Bicentennial Committee, 1974 – 1976, undated



Mankato Area Chamber of Commerce 1974 retreat material, 1974



Meeting minutes and correspondence from the Minnesota Valley Council of Governments (MVCOG), December 1971 – September 1973, undated



News releases and correspondence pertaining to Minnesota Education, December 1967 – January 1970



Newspaper article about transportation of children attending private schools and guidelines for children’s release times, 1967, 1970



Newspaper clippings, 1960 – 1981, undated



Newspaper clippings, correspondence, memos, and legislation dealing with racial integration in Minnesota, 1965 – 1970, undated



Pamphlets about U. S. Mayors, Hoover elementary school, and Mankato area education, 1955 – 1973



Personal memorabilia from Lundin’s trip to China, September 1978 – January 1979, undated



Reports and map relating to use of Mankato State University’s lower campus area, December 1975 – August 1976, undated



Reports, Minutes, and Correspondence of the Region 9 Development Commission, May 1972 – April 1974