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Busch, Victoria. "A Family Register", Booklet, ca. 1980.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1358
Overview This collection consists of a family history booklet compiled by Mrs. Victoria Busch, of Mankato, Minnesota. The booklet contains Busch family genealogy information, photocopies of newspaper articles and obituaries related to the Busch family, photographs, and general historical information about New Ulm and Mankato. The family tree and genealogical information included starts in the 1860s and runs through the 1970s.
Dates: 1980

"Democracy Triumphant". Program, 1919. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1379.

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1379
Overview This collection consists of a program from the 1919 Fourth of July celebration in Mankato, Minnesota. The program is from a pageant presented, which included live actors and floats. The pageant traced the history of democracy from its roots in Europe to its involvement in the history of the United States. Events portrayed in the pageant include the landing of the pilgrims, the signing of the Magna Carta, Lincoln freeing the slaves, and the battle of San Juan Hill. The history of service...
Dates: 1919

Execution of the Thirty-Eight Sioux Indians: At Mankato, Minnesota, December 26, 1862.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0181
Overview This collection contains one lithograph image of the execution of thirty-eight Sioux Indians at Mankato, Minnesota in December of 1862. The hanging occurred after the Dakota Conflict of 1862.
Dates: Other: December 26, 1862

Gail, Emma (Emily). Journal, May 1855 - February 1881.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0186
Overview The Emma Gail collection contains a typed copy of a journal written during the Gail family's move from Waupan, Wisconsin to Mankato, Minnesota in 1855. The first section of the journal contains Gail's accounts concerning the family's trip to Mankato. The second half of the collection contains her description of Mankato and her life in 1881. By this time, she had married Benjamin T. Town in 1860, and by 1874, the couple were raising three sons: Benjamin, Warren, and Ray. The journal is not...
Dates: 1855-05 - 1881-02

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

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0101
Overview 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

Jackson, Donald Force. "Jackson-Cahill, Force-Moen: A Narrative Genealogy". Booklet, 1980

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1360
Overview This collection consists of a family history compiled by Donald Force Jackson. The narrative focuses on the author’s parents, Raymond Jackson and Della Anne Force Jackson. Information on pioneer life in Mankato and River Falls, Minnesota, the Mankato Teachers College, Army life during World War II, and the Mankato Tire Company are all part of the booklet.
Dates: 1980

Kintop, Jeffrey. Papers, 1977.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1371
Overview This collection consists of research notes and a scholarly paper written by Jeffrey Kintop as part of his course work as a graduate student in the History program at Mankato State University. The paper, entitled “Flandreau’s on Front”, is a history of the Thoms Building, formerly at 223 South Front Street in Mankato, Minnesota. The building served as home to a wide variety of businesses including clothing stores, a candy shop, and a drug and gift store. The building was obtained by the City...
Dates: 1977

Krause, Raymond (Ray) M., 1903 - 1994. Oral History Interview, 1975.

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0202
Overview The Raymond (Ray) M. Krause collection contains an audiocassette tape, a CD duplicate of the audiocassette, and a transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Betty Cords and Krause in the spring of 1975. In the interview, Krause discussed his career as a musician in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. He explained how he learned to play musical instruments around eight or nine years old and his jobs working in the pit orchestra at the Grand Theater in Mankato, and managing a...
Dates: 1975

MHS (Minnesota Historical Society). Scrapbooks, 1861-1922

 Collection — Container: 27 Microfilm
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1444
Overview Scrapbooks of clippings compiled from Minnesota newspapers by Minnesota Historical Society staff on a variety of topics relating to Minnesota history, biography, and geographical locations. There appear to be numerous clippings on some topics, including the Dakota Conflict of 1862, the Civil War, Governor John A. Johnson and other prominent Minnesotans, the Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Mankato and other areas of Minnesota beyond the Twin Cities. Volumes 1-74, 76-83, 96...
Dates: 1861-1922

Mills, Lucius Denning, 1848 - 1936 and Others. "Reminiscences of Pioneer Life [1848 - 1933]." Reminiscences, 1933

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0119
Overview The Lucius Denning Mills collection holds a typed copy of an unpublished manuscript entitled “Reminiscences of Pioneer Life” compiled by Mills. Mills recalled his family living in Illinois before migrating to the area around Garden City, Minnesota. Also, he discussed living conditions in Mankato, Minnesota for the year 1854, the Dakota Conflict and subsequent mass hanging in Mankato, and the hardships and joys experienced by pioneers on the Minnesota frontier during the nineteenth-century....
Dates: 1933