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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Imm, Val, 1893 - 1981. Papers, 1932 - 1974.
MSU Archives Collection 153



Imm, Val, 1893 - 1981. Papers, 1932 - 1974. SMHC Manuscript Collection 153. 9 Archives Boxes, 9 Cubic Feet.

Abstract:

The Val Imm collection contains information regarding the political career of Val Imm. Imm, a Republican, served as a Representative and Senator in the Minnesota State Legislature from 1932 until 1965. The collection is divided into three series. The materials provide extensive documentation of papers pertaining to Imm's correspondence with constituents and his work on various legislative committees. A smaller section of miscellaneous materials contains portraits of Imm, speeches, information about the Blue Earth County Republican Party, copies of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings compiled by Imm, and information concerning the Blue Earth County Council on Intergovernmental Relations.

Biographical Note:

Val Imm lived in Mankato and was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives as a Republican in 1932 and served until 1934. Following the end of his term in the House, Imm campaigned for the Minnesota State Senate. He won the race and subsequently several additional campaigns. In 1955, Imm presided as the president pro tempore of the Senate. Imm served his constituents in the Senate until 1965. Besides holding office in the House and Senate, Imm was on the Mankato City Council from 1931 to 1933 and worked on the Commission for Interstate Cooperation. Aside from his political endeavors, Imm owned, edited, and published The Mankato News from 1926 - 1957.

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, 1932 - 1971 These documents are primarily related to Imm's correspondence with constituents concerning various legislative issues such as daylight savings time, taxes, and numerous other important issues of the day. The few materials after 1965 are more personal than the documents preceding Imm's leaving the State Senate.

Congressional Records, 1933 - 1967 The congressional records contain information pertaining to Imm's legislative committee assignments and other more general records. These records contain information on the debate over changing Mankato State College into Mankato State University, the Faribault Feebleminded School, and hearings on the physical condition of the Minnesota River. Furthermore, this series contains the minutes of meetings from numerous Senatorial committees and yearly bound reports for other committees. A vast majority of the items are from Imm's years in the State Senate. Only a few documents are from Imm's one term in the State House of Representatives.

Miscellaneous, 1933 - 1974 This section contains various portraits of Imm at political events. One photograph contains a family portrait of the Imm family. Additionally, these documents contain a few of Imm's speeches and newspaper columns, information on the Blue Earth County Republican Party, photocopies of scrapbooks compiled by Imm during his legislative career, and information on the Blue Earth County Council on Intergovernmental Relations.

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:

Imm, Val, 1893 - 1981. Papers, 1932 - 1974. SMHC Manuscript Collection 153, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Val Imm donated this collection in 1975.

Processed By:

Peggy Larson processed this collection in November 1975.
The finding aid was revised by Jeff A. Jenson in January 2002.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Imm, Val, 1893-1981. Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )--Minnesota.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )--Blue Earth County, Minn.
Mentally handicapped--Education--Minnesota--Faribault.
Legislators--Minnesota--Blue Earth County.
Minnesota. Interim Commission on Forestry.
Minnesota. Minnesota River Development Commission.
Minnesota. Upper Mississippi Reservoir and Minnesota River Valley Development Commission
Minnesota Commission on Interstate Cooperation.
Minnesota. Legislature. Legislative Buildings Commission.
Minnesota. Legislature. Senate. Finance Committee.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 153

Box

Folder

Correspondence, 1932 – 1971

 

 

Biographical, Val Imm, undated

1

1

Correspondence, undated

1

2

Correspondence, 1932

1

3

Correspondence, 1933, undated

1

4

Correspondence, January 1933

1

5

Correspondence, 1 February 1933 – 23 February 1933

1

6

Correspondence, 25 February 1933 – 28 February 1933

1

7

Correspondence, 1 March 1933 – 8 March 1933

1

8

Correspondence, 10 March 1933 – 20 March 1933

1

9

Correspondence, 21 March 1933 – 31 March 1933

1

10

Correspondence, April 1933

1

11

Correspondence, May – November 1933

1

12

Correspondence, December 1933

1

13

Correspondence, 1934

1

14

Correspondence, undated, ca. 1935

1

15

Correspondence, January 1935

1

16

Correspondence, 2 February 1935 – 23 February 1935

1

17

Correspondence, 25 February 1935 – 28 February 1935

1

18

Correspondence, 1 March 1935 – 13 March 1935

1

19

Correspondence, 14 March 1935 – 30 March 1935

1

20

Correspondence, 1 April 1935 – 12 April 1935

1

21

Correspondence, 13 April 1935 – 25 April 1935

1

22

Correspondence, May – December 1935

1

23

Correspondence, 1936, undated

1

24

Correspondence, January 1936

1

25

Correspondence, February – December 1936

1

26

Correspondence, undated, ca. 1937

1

27

Correspondence, January 1937

1

28

Correspondence, 1 February 1937 – 12 February 1937

1

29

Correspondence, 15 February 1937 – 26 February 1937

1

30

Correspondence, 4 March 1937 – 15 March 1937

1

31

Correspondence, 16 March 1937 – 31 March 1937

1

32

Correspondence, 1 April 1937 – 30 April 1937

2

1

Correspondence, May – December 1937

2

2

Correspondence, January – December 1937

2

3

Correspondence, 1939, undated

2

4

Correspondence, January 1939

2

5

Correspondence, 1 February 1939 – 17 February 1939

2

6

Correspondence, 20 February 1939 – 28 February 1939

2

7

Correspondence, 2 March 1939 – 13 March 1939

2

8

Correspondence, 14 March 1939 – 20 March 1939

2

9

Correspondence, 22 March 1939 – 28 March 1939

2

10

Correspondence, 29 March 1939 – 31 March 1939

2

11

Correspondence, 1 April 1939 – 13 April 1939

2

12

Correspondence, 14 April 1939 – 20 April 1939

2

13

Correspondence, May – August 1939

2

14

Correspondence, January – December 1939

2

15

Correspondence, 1941, undated

2

16

Correspondence, 10 January 1941 – 31 January 1941

2

17

Correspondence, 3 February 1941 – 24 February 1941

2

18

Correspondence, 25 February 1941 – 28 February 1941

2

19

Correspondence, 3 March 1941 – 11 March 1941

2

20

Correspondence, 12 March 1941 – 21 March 1941

2

21

Correspondence, 22 March 1941 – 31 March 1941

2

22

Correspondence, 1 April 1941 – 15 April 1941

2

23

Correspondence, 17 April 1941 – 26 April 1941

2

24

Correspondence, May – December 1941

2

25

Correspondence, March – December 1942

2

26

Correspondence, ca. 1942 – 1943

2

27

Correspondence, February 1943

2

28

Correspondence, January 1943

2

29

Correspondence, 1 February 1942 – 18 February 1942

2

30

Correspondence, 19 February 1942 – 27 February 1942

2

31

Correspondence, March 1943

3

1

Correspondence, April – December 1943

3

2

Correspondence, 1944

3

3

Correspondence, ca. 1945

3

4

Correspondence, January 1945

3

5

Correspondence, February 1945

3

6

Correspondence, March 1945

3

7

Correspondence, April 1945

3

8

Correspondence, May – December 1945

3

9

Correspondence, 1946

3

10

Correspondence, 1947, undated

3

11

Correspondence, January 1947

3

12

Correspondence, February 1947

3

13

Correspondence, 3 March 1947 – 20 March 1947

3

14

Correspondence, 21 March 1947 – 30 March 1947

3

15

Correspondence, 1 April 1947 – 22 April 1947

3

16

Correspondence, 25 April 1947 – 29 April 1947

3

17

Correspondence, May – October 1947

3

18

Correspondence, 1948

3

19

Correspondence, undated, ca. 1949

3

20

Correspondence, January 1949

3

21

Correspondence, February 1949

3

22

Correspondence, March 1949

3

23

Correspondence, 2 April 1949 – 11 April 1949

3

24

Correspondence, 12 April 1949 – 26 April 1949

3

25

Correspondence, May – August 1949

3

26

Correspondence, 1950

3

27

Correspondence, January 1951

3

28

Correspondence, February 1951

3

29

Correspondence, 1 March 1951 – 14 March 1951

3

30

Correspondence, 15 March 1951 – 29 March 1951

3

31

Correspondence, 31 March 1951 – 31 March 1951

3

32

Correspondence, April 1951

4

1

Correspondence, May – December 1951

4

2

Correspondence, 1952

4

3

Correspondence, January 1953

4

4

Correspondence, February 1953

4

5

Correspondence, 2 March 1953 – 14 March 1953

4

6

Correspondence, 16 March 1953 – 24 March 1953

4

7

Correspondence, 25 March 1953 – 31 March 1953

4

8

Correspondence, 1 April 1953 – 10 April 1953

4

9

Correspondence, 11 April 1953 – 17 April 1953

4

10

Correspondence, 20 April 1953 – 30 April 1953

4

11

Correspondence, May – October 1953

4

12

Correspondence, January – October 1954

4

13

Correspondence, November – December 1954

4

14

Correspondence, undated 1954 - 1955

4

15

Correspondence, 3 January 1955 – 25 January 1955

4

16

Correspondence, 10 February 1955 – 25 February 1955

4

17

Correspondence, 1 March 1955 – 14 March 1955

4

18

Correspondence, 15 March 1955 – 24 March 1955

4

19

Correspondence, 25 March 1955 – 31 March 1955

4

20

Correspondence, 4 April 1955 – 22 April 1955

4

21

Correspondence, 23 April 1955 – 29 April 1955

4

22

Correspondence, 9 May 1955 – 8 October 1955

4

23

Correspondence, 9 January 1956 – 3 November 1956

4

24

Correspondence, undated 1957

4

25

Correspondence, 8 January 1957 – 31 January 1957

4

26

Correspondence, February 1957

4

27

Correspondence, 1 March 1957 – 8 March 1957

4

28

Correspondence, 21 March 1957 – 22 March 1957

4

29

Correspondence, 25 March 1957 – 30 March 1957

4

30

Correspondence, 1 April 1957

5

1

Correspondence, 2 April 1957 – 9 April 1957

5

2

Correspondence, 10 April 1957 – 11 April 1957

5

3

Correspondence, 12 April 1957 – 14 April 1957

5

4

Correspondence, 15 April 1957 – 17 April 1957

5

5

Correspondence, 18 April 1957 – 20 April 1957

5

6

Correspondence, 21 April 1957 – 29 April 1957

5

7

Correspondence, 30 April 1957

5

8

Correspondence, May – August 1957

5

9

Correspondence, 23 June 1958 – 2 December 1958

5

10

Correspondence, undated , 1959

5

11

Correspondence, January 1959

5

12

Correspondence, 3 February 1959 – 10 February 1959

5

13

Correspondence, 11 February 1959 – 23 February 1959

5

14

Correspondence, 24 February 1959 – 28 February 1959

5

15

Correspondence, 1 March 1959 – 13 March 1959

5

16

Correspondence, 16 March 1959 – 31 March 1959

5

17

Correspondence, 1 April 1959 – 5 April 1959

5

18

Correspondence, 7 April 1959 – 11 April 1959

5

19

Correspondence, 14 April 1959 – 24 April 1959

5

20

Correspondence, 1 May 1959 – 11 May 1959

5

21

Correspondence, 12 May 1959 – 15 May 1959

5

22

Correspondence, 16 May 1959 – 20 May 1959

5

23

Correspondence, 21 May 1959 – 28 May 1959

5

24

Correspondence, June – November 1959

5

25

Correspondence, April – November 1960

5

26

Correspondence, January 1961

5

27

Correspondence, February 1961

5

28

Correspondence, 1 March 1961 – 15 March 1961

5

29

Correspondence, 16 March 1961 – 22 March 1961

5

30

Correspondence, 24 March 1961 – 30 March 1961

5

31

Correspondence, April 1961

5

32

Correspondence, 1 May 1961 – 9 May 1961

6

1

Correspondence, 10 May 1961 – 22 May 1961

6

2

Correspondence, 23 May 1961 – 30 May 1961

6

3

Correspondence, June – October 1961

6

4

Correspondence, January – November 1962

6

5

Correspondence, January – December 1963

6

6

Correspondence, January – December 1964

6

7

Correspondence, January – February 1965

6

8

Correspondence, 1 March 1965 – 10 March 1965

6

9

Correspondence, 11 march 1965 – 31 March 1965

6

10

Correspondence, 1 April 1965 – 21 April 1965

6

11

Correspondence, 22 April 1965 – 30 April 1965

6

12

Correspondence, May – July 1965

6

13

Correspondence, August – December 1965

6

14

Correspondence, undated, 1966

6

15

Correspondence, January – December 1966

6

16

Correspondence, undated, 1971

6

17

Congressional Records

 

 

Bills Introduced by Imm and Related Memorandum, 1945 - 1966

8

7

Bills NOT Introduced by Imm and Related Memorandum, 1945 - 1966

8

9

Bills NOT Introduced by Imm and Related Memorandum, undated

8

8

The Book of the States , 1961, 1963, 1965

8

5

Capitol Improvements Commission, Minutes, 1959 – 1960

9

4

Congressional Membership, Bound Report, 1963

8

6

Congressional Membership and Miscellaneous Items, 1935 - 1966

8

4

Council of State Governments, 1942 – 1953

7

1

Council of State Governments, 1958 – 1959

7

2

Council of State Governments, 1963

7

3

Council of State Governments, 1964

7

4

Council of State Governments, 1965

7

5

Council of State Governments, 1966

7

6

Forestry Interim Commission, Articles, undated

9

5

Forestry Interim Commission, Minutes and Report, 1935 and 1937

9

6

Forestry Interim Commission, Minutes and Reports, and Articles, 1938

9

7

Forestry Interim Commission, Minutes and Reports, and Articles, 1944 - 1950

9

11

Forestry Interim Commission on Reforestation, Minutes, 1939

9

8

Forestry Interim Commission on Reforestation, Reports, January 1940 – May 1940

9

9

Forestry Interim Commission on Reforestation, Minutes, Reports, and Articles, July 1940 – December 1940

9

10

Higher Education, Sub-Committee on, General, 1961 – 1965

9

1

Interim Commission to Study State Building Needs, Bound Yearly Report, 1957

7

15

Interim Commission to Study State Building Needs, Minutes, 1956

7

14

Interim Commission to Study State Building Needs, Minutes, 1958

7

16

Legislative Advisory Committee, Miscellaneous, 1955 – 1965

9

14

Legislative Building Commission, Bound Yearly Report, 1959

7

11

Legislative Building Commission, Bound Yearly Report, 1963

7

12

Legislative Building Commission, Bound Yearly Report, 1965

7

13

Legislative Building Commission, Minutes, 1957

7

7

Legislative Building Commission, Minutes, January – May 1958

7

8

Legislative Building Commission, Minutes, June – December 1958

7

9

Legislative Building Commission, Minutes, 6 and 7 August 1960

7

10

Legislative Research Committee, General, 1950 – 1966

9

2

Legislative Review , Booklets, 1933 – 1937

8

12

Legislative Review, Manuscripts, 1939 – 1941

8

13

Legislative Review, Manuscripts, undated, 1945

8

14

Mankato State College vs. Mankato State University, General, undated

8

22

Mankato State College vs. Mankato State University, General, 1957 – 1966

8

23

Minnesota Academy of Seizure Rehabilitation, Miscellaneous, 1964

9

12

Minnesota Commission on Interstate Cooperation, undated,

1941 - 1959

6

22

Minnesota Commission on Interstate Cooperation, 1960 – 1964

6

23

Minnesota Commission on Interstate Cooperation, 1965 – 1966

6

24

The Minnesota Kaleidoscope and Congressional Membership, 1933

8

3

Minnesota River Recreation Development Association, Inc., “Minnesota River from its Mouth at Mississippi River to New Ulm,” 1963

7

20

Minnesota Self-Survey Policy Committee, General, 1955

9

3

“On Capitol Hill,” Manuscripts and Newspaper Clipping, 1953 - 1966

8

15

Public Institutions and Buildings, Committee on, 1941 – 1947

8

16

Public Institution Committee, Testimony and Hearing, Faribault Feebleminded School, August 1939

9

18

Public Institution Committee, Testimony and Hearing, Faribault Feebleminded School, March 1941

9

19

Railroads, Sub-Committee on, Minutes, 5 March 1953

8

24

Rules and Legislative Expense, Committee on, General, 1964 – 1965

8

25

Seaway Port Authority Interim Commission, Miscellaneous, 1957 - 1959

9

13

Senate Finance Committee, Budgets and Reports, 1947 – 1959

8

19

Senate Finance Committee, Budgets and Reports, 1960 – 1962

8

20

Senate Finance Committee, Budgets and Reports, 1963 – 1966

8

21

Senate Finance Committee, General, 1947 – 1964

8

17

Senate Finance Committee, General, 1965 – 1966

8

18

State Institution Buildings Interim Commission, Minutes, 1945 – 1947

9

16

State Institution Buildings Interim Commission, Miscellaneous, 1941

9

15

State Institution Buildings Interim Commission, Miscellaneous, 1947 – 1959

9

17

Upper Mississippi Reservoir and Minnesota River Valley Development Commission, Bound Minutes,1963 – 1964

7

21

Upper Mississippi Reservoir and Minnesota River Valley Development Commission, Minutes, 1959

7

17

Upper Mississippi Reservoir and Minnesota River Valley Development Commission, Minutes and Report, 1960

7

18

Upper Mississippi Reservoir and Minnesota River Valley Development Commission, Minutes and Reports, 1964

8

1

Upper Mississippi Reservoir and Minnesota River Valley Development Commission, Minutes and Reports, 1966 – 1967

8

2

Upper Mississippi Reservoir and Minnesota River Valley Development Commission, Reports, 1961 – 1963

7

19

Miscellaneous

 

 

Blue Earth County Council on Intergovernmental Relations, Newsletter, 1943 – 1946

9

21

Blue Earth County Council on Intergovernmental Relations, Bound Report, 1944 – 1945

9

22

Blue Earth County Council on Intergovernmental Relations, Bound Report, 1945

9

23

Blue Earth County Council on Intergovernmental Relations, Bound Report, ca. 1946

9

24

Campaign Speeches and Press Releases, undated, ca. 1948 – 1949

6

20

“In the Legislature” Newspaper Columns by Imm, undated, ca. 1941

8

11

Miscellaneous Items, 1940 – 1963

9

26

Photographs, Legislative and Family, undated

6

18

Photographs, Legislative, undated

6

19

Radio Speeches by Imm, 1939 – 1967

8

10

Republican Party, Blue Earth County, Miscellaneous, 1945 – 1966

9

20

Scrapbook, Newspaper Clippings, 1934 – 1950

9

28

Scrapbook, Newspaper Clippings, 1934 – 1958

9

29

Scrapbook, Newspaper Clippings, 1937 – 1955

9

30

Scrapbook, Newspaper Clippings, 1940 – 1974

9

31

Scrapbook, Newspaper Clippings and Miscellaneous, 1933 – 1963

9

27

Speeches and Columns, Miscellaneous, undated

9

25

Speeches, Columns, and Press Releases, undated, ca. 1959 – 1966

6

21