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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Kroehler, Franklin P., 1897 - 1974. Papers, 1954-1975.
MSU Archives Collection 156



Kroehler, Franklin P., 1897 - 1974. Papers, 1954-1975. SMHC Manuscript Collection 156. 3 Hollinger Boxes, 1.29 Cubic Feet.

Abstract:

This collection contains primarily the correspondence of Franklin P. Kroehler, a Minnesota State Senator from Sibley County. Also, the collection includes newspaper articles written by and about Kroehler, campaign material, photographs, and other miscellaneous papers. Some of the main topics covered are the 1959 debate over daylight savings time, tax issues, and the educational concerns of his constituents. The correspondence includes letters from important Minnesota politicians, including Eugene McCarthy, Hubert H. Humphrey, Archer Nelson, Albert Quie, and Elmer L. Anderson.

Biographical Note:

Franklin P. Kroehler was a Minnesota State Senator, representing Sibley County, from 1954 until 1966. Kroehler was a lifelong resident of Sibley County, where he worked as a farmer and served on various boards and committees. His service to the county included four years as president of the Sibley County Farm Bureau and County Extension Committee, a term as chairman of the Sibley County Red Cross and United Fund, and twenty one years as clerk of the local school board. Franklin Kroehler died on December 22, 1974.

Biographical information contained here can also be found in the Mankato Free Press, 23 December 1974, and the Minnesota State Legislative Manual, 1965 - 1966.

Scope and Content:

This collection relates to Franklin Kroehler, Minnesota State Senator from Sibley County from 1954 until 1966. The collection includes both published and original copies of his "Legislative Comments" newspaper article, letters to the editor, his "Report by Your Senator" newspaper column, and his speeches.

The "Legislative Comments" articles deal with issues that were most important to the people of Sibley County - agricultural issues, education, and the daylight savings time debate. This collection of clippings is incomplete.

A large portion of the collection is devoted to his personal correspondence, including letters written to and by Kroehler. Some portions of his correspondence deal with legislative duties, including the 1959 debate over daylight savings time in Minnesota, the state withholding tax, the state sales tax, and bussing of private school students. Included in the correspondence are letters from U.S. Senators Eugene McCarthy and Hubert H. Humphrey; U.S. Representatives Archer Nelson and Albert Quie, and Governor Elmer L. Anderson.

Another part of the collection is photographs of Kroehler, including a photo of him and Hubert H. Humphrey, which was signed by Humphrey.

The collection also contains speeches given by others, and newspaper articles that he found interesting, certificates and awards, campaign materials, and articles written about him.

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:

Kroehler, Franklin P., 1897 - 1974. Papers, 1954-1975. Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Mrs. Franklin Kroehler donated this collection on April 18, 1975.

Processed By:

This collection was processed in April of 1975.
This finding aid revised by Robert Russell, August 2000.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Sibley County (Minn.)
Minnesota. Legislature. Senate. 1954 - 1966.
Daylight saving--Law and legislation.
Anderson, Elmer L.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
McCarthy, Eugene.
Nelson, Archer.
Quie, Albert.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 156

Box

Folder

Campaign Material, 1958

3

10

Certificates and Awards, 1953 – 1974

3

11

Correspondence, 1954 – 1958

1

2

Correspondence, 1959 (January)

1

3

Correspondence, 1959 (February)

1

4

Correspondence, 1959 (March)

1

5

Correspondence, 1959 (April – June)

1

6

Correspondence, 1960 (December)

1

7

Correspondence, 1961 (January – February)

1

8

Correspondence, 1961 (March)

1

9

Correspondence, 1961 (April – December)

1

10

Correspondence, 1962

2

1

Correspondence, 1963 (January – February)

2

2

Correspondence, 1963 (March)

2

3

Correspondence, 1963 (April)

2

4

Correspondence, 1963 (May)

2

5

Correspondence, 1964

2

6

Correspondence, 1965 (January – February)

2

7

Correspondence, 1965 (March)

2

8

Correspondence, 1965 (April)

3

1

Correspondence, 1965 (May – December)

3

2

Correspondence, Undated

1

1

Legislative Comments (newspaper articles), 1959

3

6

Legislative Comments (personal copies), 1955 – 1965

3

5

Miscellaneous Papers, Undated

3

13

Newspaper Articles by Kroehler, 1959 –1971

“Report by Your Senator”, 1959 (January – June)

3

7

Newspaper Clippings, 1954 – 1972

3

8

Newspaper Clippings, 1957 – 1961

3

9

Photographs, Undated

3

12

Speeches, Undated

3

4