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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
Residents, Mankato and Blue Earth, Minnesota. Photographs, c. 1870s-1917.
MSU Archives Collection 214



Residents, Mankato and Blue Earth, Minnesota. Photographs, c. 1870s-1917. SMHC Manuscript Collection 214. 1 1/2 Hollinger boxes.

Abstract:

The photograph collection of residents of Mankato and Blue Earth, Minnesota consists of pictures of people and a few places in Mankato between the 1870s and the early twentieth century. In addition, a small portion of this collection contains images of people and places in Blue Earth, Minnesota around 1900. Of the people photographed in Mankato, a large percentage of the portraits were taken at the Blissenbach, Everitt, Keene, Richert, Smith, and Snow photograph studios. The pictures are grouped by families, students and faculty members at Mankato State Normal School, and by those who were residing in Mankato and Blue Earth.

Scope and Content:

Series One: Families, 1890s-1915:
This series contains photographs ranging from a few to several images primarily of families that lived in Mankato, Minnesota. This series contains the Austin, Cox, Greenwood, Holmes, Husband, Marshall, Shellenberger, Stevenson, Stewart, Thompson, Tibbetts, and Williams families. The Tibbetts family lived in Blue Earth, Minnesota.

In one of the Cox family pictures, the family is shown sitting on bicycles c. 1900. The Greenwoods lived in the Mankato area c. 1900 but moved near San Diego, California shortly thereafter. The Holmes family lived in the Mankato area c. 1900. Prior to moving to Minnesota, they lived in New York where a number of these studio portraits were taken. Information concerning the other families is not available.

Series Two: Mankato State Normal School, c. 1870s-1907:
Pictures included in this series are of students and faculty members at the normal school in Mankato. The majority of the pictures represent individuals. A few pictures are of student group shots or the school's faculty and administrators. Miscellaneous pictures show one of the institution's janitors, a school play (probably the colonial ball), and group of children who attended the sixth grade at the school. Each individual can be located by using the collection inventory located below.

Series Three: Miscellaneous, 1890-1917:
This series contains a variety of pictures concerning Mankato area residents during the turn of the century. Many of these pictures are named and dated but a large number are both unnamed and undated. A couple miscellaneous pictures of Lake Washington and a large building in Blue Earth are included.

Series Four: Blue Earth, Minnesota, 1899-1900:
The people included in this series lived in Blue Earth, Minnesota during these years. Aside from the portraits of individuals a small homemade photobook of people and places within Blue Earth is included.

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:

Residents, Mankato and Blue Earth, Minnesota. Photographs, c. 1870s-1917. SMHC Manuscript Collection 214, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Nancy Gale Compau, the Northwest Room Historian at the Spokane Public Library in Spokane, Washington, donated this collection in April 1989.

Processed By:

Karyn Nester processed this collection in April 1989. Jeff A. Jenson refined the collection and developed the finding aid in February 2003.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that similar photograph collections containing the residents of Mankato and Blue Earth can be located at the Blue Earth County Historical society and elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Austin Family--Photographs.
Cox, Rosa--Photographs.
Cox, Ulysses O.--Photographs.
Cox, Warren--Photographs.
Greenwood Family--Photographs.
Greenwood, Dorothy--Photographs.
Greenwood, Grace--Photographs.
Greenwood, Henry--Photographs.
Greenwood, Herman--Photographs.
Greenwood, Jane--Photographs.
Greenwood, Mabel--Photographs.
Greenwood, Robert--Photographs.
Greenwood, Winifred--Photographs.
Holman, Henry M.--Photographs.
Holmes Family--Photographs.
Holmes, Carroll--Photographs.
Holmes, Earl--Photographs.
Holmes, Ella--Photographs.
Holmes, Emma--Photographs.
Holmes, Ethel C.--Photographs.
Holmes, Grace--Photographs.
Holmes, Greta (Mrs. Roy)--Photographs.
Holmes, Hadley--Photographs.
Holmes, Harry--Photographs.
Holmes, Kathy--Photographs.
Holmes, L. M.--Photographs.
Holmes, Mary Priscilla--Photographs.
Holmes, Mrs. Hadley--Photographs.
Holmes, Roy Jr.--Photographs.
Holmes, Roy--Photographs.
Husband, David--Photographs.
Husband, Evangeline--Photographs.
Husband, Mrs. David--Photographs.
Husband, Victor--Photographs.
Mankato State Teachers College.
Photograph collections--Photographs.
Portrait photographers--Minnesota--Mankato--Blissenbach.
Portrait photographers--Minnesota--Mankato--Everitt.
Portrait photographers--Minnesota--Mankato--Keene.
Portrait photographers--Minnesota--Mankato--Richert.
Portrait photographers--Minnesota--Mankato--Smith.
Portrait photographers--Minnesota--Mankato--Snow.
Portrait photographers--Minnesota--St. Peter--Ribble.
Shellenberger family--Photographs.
Shellenberger, J.K.--Photographs.
Shellenberger, Mrs.--Photographs.
Spencer, Estella--Photographs.
Stevenson Family--Photographs.
Stevenson, Gertrude--Photographs.
Stevenson, Ida--Photographs.
Stevenson, Mrs. R.W.--Photographs.
Stewart, Alice--Photographs.
Stewart, Lillian--Photographs.
Stewart, Mrs.--Photographs.
Thompson, Edith--Photographs.
Tibbetts Family--Photographs.
Tibbetts, A.C.--Photographs.
Tibbetts, Donald--Photographs.
Tibbetts, Harold--Photographs.
Tibbetts, Mrs. A.C.--Photographs.
Williams, H.D.--Photographs.
Williams, Mrs. H.D.--Photographs.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 214

Box

Folder

Series One: Families, c. 1889-1915

 

 

Austin, Charley and Family, undated

1

4

Cox Family, includes two undated

1

7 and 8

Greenwood Family, 1892-1915

1

1

Holmes Family, c. 1900

1

2

Holmes Family, c. 1900

1

3

Husband Family, 1890-1911

1

5

Marshall, Thomas and Mrs. ?, 1897

1

5

Shellenberger Family, 1905

1

5

Stevenson Family, c. 1889

1

4

Stewart Family, c. 1906

1

4

Thompson Family, 189?-1908

1

4

Tibbetts Family, 1899-1900

2

3

Williams Family, 1897

1

5

Series Two: Mankato State Normal School, c. 1870s-1907

 

 

Activities and Students, 1870s-1902

1

6

Barr, Margaret T., c. 1896

1

8

Burnett, Royal Curtis (Curtis or R.C.), 1898 and 1902

1

6

Carney, Cora K. N., c. 1896

1

7 and 8

Class Body and Faculty Body Photographs, c. 1896

1

8

Darrah, Estelle M., c. 1896

1

8

Eberhart, Gertrude, 1907

1

7

Faculty and Staff, 1895-1908

1

7

Goodwin, Mina, undated

1

6

Gordon, Alta, undated

1

6

Grannis, Alice, c. 1890s

1

6

Griffin , Mary Usher, 1895

1

7

Guernsey , Minna R., c. 1896

1

8

Holt, Josephine, c. 1896

1

7 and 8

Johnson, Rosa A., c. 1896

1

6

Keysor, Eva, c. 1870s

1

6

Keysor, Fannie, c. 1870s

1

6

Koehler, Charles F., c. 1896

1

8

Lindsley, Pearl May, c. 1896

1

7

Midgarden, Nettie, 1895

1

6

Parker, Achsa S., c. 1896

1

8

Parry, Minnie S., undated

1

7

Pendergast, Sophie M., c. 1896

1

8

Phillips, H. M., c. 1896

1

8

Reid, Margaret A., c. 1896

1

7 and 8

Reynolds, Helen M., 1908

1

7

Robbins, Alice V., c. 1896

1

8

Robbins, Carolyn M., c. 1896

1

8

Rowe, Agnes (Ford), c. 1896

1

8

Rowe, Stuart H., c. 1896

1

8

Searing, Edward, c. 1896

1

8

Sheehan, Daisy, c. 1896 and undated

1

7 and 8

Sterling , Mary L., undated

1

6

Swann, Defransa Hall, c. 1896

1

8

Turrittin, Alice Maria, c. 1895

1

6

Turrittin, Ida Viola, c. 1896

1

6

Ulrich, Carl J., 1897

1

6

Wagner, Amanda, 1895

1

6

Wagner, Ida Marion, 1896

1

6

Series Three: Other and Unnamed, 1890-1917

 

 

Austin, Eva, undated

1

9

Carlson, Catherine Ida, undated

1

9

Carney, Mae, undated

1

9

Doherty, Grace, undated

1

9

Fisher, Evelyn, 1907

1

9

Gates, Moses, undated

1

9

Gifft, Lou? (Female), undated

1

9

Goldsmith, M. A., Instructor in Piano Calendar, 1906

2

4

Holt, Sadie, undated

1

9

Johnson, Mamie[?], undated

1

9

Keysor, Amy or Amie, 1895

1

9

Lake Washington , 1917

2

4

Mankatoans, undated and 1892-1907

1

9

Men and Women, unnamed, undated

2

3

Ministers, 1890-1911

1

5

Miscellaneous, 1906-1917

2

4

Nieree, Florence, undated

1

9

Nildes?, Hatlie?, undated

1

9

Patterson, Nora, 1892

1

9

Sniff, Mrs., 1894

1

5

Stone, Hazel, undated

1

9

Stone, Marion, undated

1

9

Thompson, Gladys, 1905

1

9

Widell, Nellie, 1897 and 1899

1

9

Wilson, Samuel B., undated

1

9

Series Four: Blue Earth, Minnesota, 1899-1900

 

 

Blue Earth Photobook, undated

2

1

Blue Earth Residents, 1899-1900

2

2

Holmes, Myrtle, 1899 (She may also be Myrtle Palmer)

2

3

Janes, Mary, 1900

2

3

Kester, Marguerite Jones, undated

2

3

Mc Rae, Helen, 1899

2

3

Mc Rae, Wendell, 1899

2

3

Palmer, Bruce Bartlett, undated

2

3

Tibbetts Family, 1899-1900

2

3

Wilmert, Alwa?, 1899

2

3