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Carlson, Walter W., 1902 - . Papers, 1947 - 1974

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0143

Scope and Contents

The collection contains information regarding the history of Martin County, Minnesota. The collection contains a list, compiled by Carlson, documenting important events in the county’s history throughout each month of the year. Furthermore, newspaper clippings provide insight into Carlson’s historical research and the county’s local history. Additionally, the collection provides information about the Martin County Historical Society that illuminates the society’s collections and their history.

Dates

  • 1947-1974

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

Walter W. Carlson was born 8 June 1902. In 1926, he graduated from Reppert School of Auctioneering in Decatur, Indiana. Carlson lived in Triumph, now Trimont, Minnesota. He was an auctioneer in southern Minnesota from 1926 through 1962. Also, he brokered real estate from 1947 through 1962. Besides his employment endeavors, Carlson wrote articles about local history for the Fairmont Daily Sentinel and took an active role in the Martin County Historical Society.

Extent

0.22 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Carlson collection contains information regarding the history of Martin County, Minnesota and the Martin County Historical Society. Included in the collection are newspaper clippings, an inventory of collections at the Martin County Historical Society, and a compilation of historical events in Martin County.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Walter Carlson donated this collection in May 1974.
Title
Carlson, Walter W., 1902 - . Papers, 1947 - 1974.
Status
Completed
Author
Archive's staff
Date
1975-04
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository

Contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US
507-389-1029