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Barney Family. Papers, 1873 - 1959. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1375.

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1375
Abstract This collection consists of items pertaining to the Barney family of Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Genealogical information about the Barney family, a scrapbook, family correspondence, newspapers, and reminiscences about the Barney family homestead near Good Thunder, Minnesota are all part of the collection. Members of the Barney family were among the early pioneers in Blue Earth County. The scrapbook of Asa Barney, who was witness to events during the 1862 Dakota Conflict, and the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1862 - 1977

Hughes, Thomas, 1854 - 1934, and Family. Papers, 1855 - 1946

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0101
Abstract This collection relates primarily to Thomas Hughes a lawyer in Mankato and a lay historian for south-central Minnesota. The majority of the Hughes collection concerns the history of Blue Earth County, Dakota and Winnebago Indians, steamboating on the Minnesota River, Welsh immigrants in Minnesota, and Traverse des Sioux. A few documents depict aspects of Hughes's legal profession, but the majority of documents, newspapers, and photographs pertain to the region's history. Also, the collection...
Dates: 1855 - 1946

McPherson Union Cemetery Association. Ledgers, 1861 - 1955.

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1378
Abstract This collection consists of items pertaining to the McPherson Union Cemetery Association. The association oversaw the McPherson Union Cemetery, which is located in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, just north of St. Clair. The collection consists of two ledgers. The first volume is entitled “Actuary Book for McPherson Union Cemetery Association”, and includes a list of those interred in the cemetery. This volume lists the date of death, age at time of death, county of origin, and cause of...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861 - 1955

Smith, Benjamin F., 1811-1892. Military Record Book, 1862-1865

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0150

The Benjamin F. Smith collection contains the special orders issued by or during Smith’s command of a Civil War military training camp at Fort Snelling. Furthermore, it includes pay rolls, muster rolls, special orders, and financial records dating from his service as commander of the militia for Blue Earth County in the Dakota Conflict.

Dates: 1862-1865

The Mankato News, Mankato, Minnesota. Collection, 1920 - 1965

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0154

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.

Dates: 1920-1965

Wiecking, Anna M., 1887-1973 and Family. Collection, 1907-1970

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0116
Abstract The Anna M. Wiecking and Family collection consists of documents, pictures, and articles written by Anna Wiecking. In addition, this collection contains information on Gilbert Fletcher and Maud Hart Lovelace both famous Mankatoans. The family histories of both Anna Wiecking’s parents are included with various other items related to the Wiecking family. Furthermore, items related to Mankato State College address the retirements of two faculty members, various miscellaneous documents, and...
Dates: 1887

Wiecking, Anna Margaret, 1887-1973. "A History of the Blue Earth County Chapter, American National Red Cross, 1917 - 1967." Manuscript, 1967.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0185

The Anna Margaret Wiecking collection contains a typed draft of "A History of the Blue Earth County Chapter, American National Red Cross, 1917 - 1967." This manuscript is a draft of Wiecking's printed booklet with the same title. This document includes six pages of historical events 1968 - 1974 that are not included in the published booklet.

Dates: 1917-1967

Winter, Mark R. Papers, 1977.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1372

This collection consists of research notes and a paper written by Mark R. Winter. The paper is entitled “A Study of a Big Woods Township: Le Ray Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota.” The paper was written in 1977 as part of the requirements for Historical Geography, an undergraduate course at Mankato State University. Handwritten research notes, maps, photocopies of newspaper articles, and the twenty-three-page research paper are all included in the collection.

Dates: 1977