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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
The Mankato News, Mankato, Minnesota. Collection, 1920 - 1965.
MSU Archives Collection 154



The Mankato News, Mankato, Minnesota. Collection, 1920 - 1965. SMHC Manuscript Collection 154. 1/2 Hollinger box, 4 Newspaper boxes, and 29 Volumes.

Abstract:

The Mankato News collection contains both correspondence concerning the newspaper, 1932 - 1965, and miscellaneous issues of the newspaper itself, 1920 - 1958. The newspaper's information covered issues related to the Mankato area. Furthermore, the paper contained numerous articles about Minnesota State Senator Val Imm who coincidently served as the paper's publisher, editor, and owner between 1927 and 1958.

Historical Note:

Beginning in 1918, The Union News, an organ of the Non-Partisan League, was published on a weekly basis by a joint group of men in Mankato, Minnesota. In the early 1920's the paper was renamed The Telegram. In 1924, it became The Mankato News when the Mankato Publishing Co., a cooperative effort of a number of Mankato business leaders, bought the newspaper. This organization ran the paper until June of 1924 when A. J. Imm became the owner and manager. Imm operated the newspaper until November 1926 when Val and Sam Imm became the proprietors. In October 1927, Val Imm became the owner, editor, and publisher. He continued to publish the newspaper on a weekly basis until the paper's termination on 1 January 1958.

Scope and Content:

The collection is divided into three sections: Correspondence, Loose Editions, and Bound Editions.

Correspondence, 1932 - 1965:The correspondence pertains entirely to the business of The Mankato News while under the ownership of Val Imm. The section is arranged chronologically and contains letters concerning publication prices, subscription rates, equipment prices, job applications, and advertising rates.

Loose Editions, 1952 - 1958: These issues comprise the complete set of newspapers between 1953 and 1957. In addition, several miscellaneous issues of The Mankato Buyer, a shopping flyer distributed by the newspaper, are included.

Bound Editions, 1920 - 1952: These volumes contain several miscellaneous copies of The Union News dating from 1920 to 1922 and a complete set of The Mankato News from 1924 to 1952.

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:

The Mankato News, Mankato, Minnesota. Collection, 1920 - 1965. SMHC Manuscript Collection 154, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Processed By:

Cheri Norenberg processed this collection in January 1976.
The finding aid was revised by Jeff A. Jenson in January 2002.

Related Collections:

There is a similar manuscript collection available on microfilm at Minnesota State University, Mankato and at the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Imm, Val, 1893 - 1981. Papers, 1932 - 1974. SMHC Manuscript Collection 153, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

LCSH Subject Headings:

National Nonpartisan League.
Mankato (Minn.)--History.
Blue Earth County (Minn.)--History.
The Union News--Mankato, (Minn.)
The Telegram--Mankato, (Minn.)
Mankato (Minn.)--Newspapers.
Imm, Val. 1893-1981.
The Mankato News--Mankato, (Minn.)

SMHC Manuscript Collection 154

Box

Folder

Correspondence, 1932 – 1965

 

 

Correspondence, 1932 – 1935

1

1

Correspondence, 1936 – 1939

1

2

Correspondence, 1940 – 1949

1

3

Correspondence, 1950 – 1965

1

4

Loose Editions, 1952 – 1958

 

 

1952 – 1953

2

 

1954 – 1955

3

 

January 1956 – September 1956

4

 

October 1956 – 1958

5

 

Bound Editions, 1920 – 1952

 

Volume

1920 – 1922

 

1

1924

 

2

1925 – 1926

 

3

1927

 

4

1928

 

5

1929

 

6

1930

 

7

1931

 

8

1932

 

9

1933

 

10

1934

 

11

1935

 

12

1936

 

13

1937

 

14

1938

 

15

1939

 

16

1940

 

17

1941

 

18

1942

 

19

1943

 

20

1944

 

21

1945

 

22

1946

 

23

1947

 

24

1948

 

25

1949

 

26

1950

 

27

1951

 

28

1952

 

29