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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
South Central Minnesota Department of Transportation. Collection, 1965 - 1994.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 248



South Central Minnesota Department of Transportation. Collection, 1965-1994. SMHC Manuscript Collection 248. 1 Hollinger box, 1 Oversized Box, 1 cubic foot.

Abstract:

The South Central Minnesota Department of Transportation collection consists of two scrapbooks of photographs of the April 1965 Flood of the Minnesota River and its tributaries. There are also photographs of different cities within the department's jurisdiction that were taken in the 1960s-1980s. There is also the New Ulm Journal, which ran a special edition to cover the flood in 1965.

HISTORICAL NOTE:

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) was originally called the State Highway Commission, which was created in 1905. As early as 1898, Minnesota could build roads and highways, but it was not until the commission passed that they began this work. The Dunn Amendment of 1912 helped the State Highway Commission because it called for the classification of road into State, County and Township roads. The State Highway Commission ended in 1917, and the legislature created the Department of Highways to do the work that the commission did. A 1921 Amendment to the state Constitution allowed for 70 state highways to be made and the Department of Highways was in charge of getting the rights to build these roads. Mn/DOT was officially created in 1976, to take the place of former departments, and work to develop, implement, administer, consolidate, and coordinate state transportation policies, plans, and programs.

This information from the Mn/DOT website: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/information/history.html.

Scope and Content:

The South Central Minnesota Department of Transportation collection consists of two scrapbooks of photographs of the April 1965 Flood of the Minnesota River and its tributaries. There are also photographs of different cities within the department's jurisdiction that were taken in the 1960s-1980s. There is also the New Ulm Journal, which ran a special edition to cover the flood in 1965.

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:

South Central Minnesota Department of Transportation. Collection, 1965-1994. SMHC Manuscript Collection 248, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

South Central Minnesota Department of Transportation via Evan Rusch donated this collection in November 2010.

Processed By:

Heather Harren processed this collection in May 2011.

Related Collections:

The Minnesota Historical Society has many collection related to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Please see their catalog holdings at: http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/VEV8TE738DKQBAPE58KQFLK216UNSRNJXJ56HNPE1GLNHLJHVL-84162?func=find-b&find_code=WRD&request=Minnesota+Department+of+Transportation&local_base=&adjacent=N .

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Memorial Library also has many holding for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Please see their holdings at: http://plus.mnpals.net/vufind/Search/Home?library=MSU&lookfor=Minnesota+Department+of+Transportation&type=all&sort=&submit=Find&date1=&date2= .

For more information about the South Central Minnesota Department of Transportation, see their website at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/ .

LCSH Subject Headings:

Blue Earth County (Minn.)
Nicollet County (Minn.)
Cottonwood County (Minn.)
Photographs
Minnesota, Transportation, Dept. of
Mankato Minn - - Flood 1965
Scrapbooks
Mankato (Minn)
North Mankato (Minn)
Lehillier (Minn)
Lesueur (Minn)
Henderson (Minn)
Courtland (Minn)
Comfrey (Minn)
Windom (Minn)
Jackson (Minn)
St. James (Minn)

SMHC Manuscript Collection 248

Box

Folder

Bingham Lake Aerial Photographs, undated

1

7

Brewster Aerial Photographs, undated

1

12

Butterfield Aerial Photographs, undated

1

6

Butterfield/St. James Aerial Photographs, undated

1

1

Construction District 7 Pictures April 1965 Flood Scrapbook, 1965

2

3

District 7 Highwater April 1965 Scrapbook, 1965

2

4

Heron Lake Aerial Photographs, undated

1

11

Large Aerial View of New Ulm, undated

Oversized

 

Mountain Lake Aerial Photographs, undated

1

5

Mountain Lake and Butterfield Bypass Aerial Photographs, undated

1

2

New Ulm Journal Great Flood Souvenir Edition, April 1965

2

2

Photographs of State Highway 60, 1980

1

10

South Central Minnesota Department of Transportation Aerial Photographs, undated

1

15

South Central Minnesota Department of Transportation Large Building Photographs, undated

2

1

South Central Minnesota Department of Transportation Slides, 1977

1

14

South Central Minnesota Department of Transportation Street View Photographs, 1994 and undated

1

16

Wilder Aerial Photographs, undated

1

9

Windom Aerial Photographs, undated

1

8

Windom and Bingham Lake Bypass Aerial Photographs, undated

1

3

Windom Area Street Photographs, undated

1

13

Windom Bypass Aerial Photographs, undated

1

4