Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
The “I Remember Mankato” scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of various reminiscences about the history of Mankato, Minnesota. The scrapbook was compiled by students at the Wilson Campus School at Mankato State College. The clippings came from a twenty-three part series of articles printed in the Mankato Free Press between 6 March and 3 July 1952.
Ingraham, Eliza M., 1883 - 1957. "Reminiscences of Eliza M. Ingraham (July 29, 1883 - January 20, 1957.)" undated
The collection consists of a typed copy of Eliza M. Ingraham’s reminiscences of life in rural Leavenworth Township, Brown County, Minnesota during the Nineteenth Century. The majority of the paper consists of Ingraham recalling a log cabin near her home called the “old Hoff place.” In another section, she retold a tale about lost treasure buried near the cabin by American Indians escaping from soldiers. The paper ended abruptly after she recounted the cabin’s demise during her childhood.
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.
Kiester, Jacob Armel, 1832 - 1904. "The History of Faribault County, Minnesota" Volume II, Manuscript, 1880 - 1904
The Jacob Armel Kiester collection contains the unpublished “History of Faribault County, Minnesota.” The information is compiled into six volumes, and this manuscript details the county’s history between 1880 and 1904. Previously, Kiester compiled the county’s history preceding 1880 in the book The History of Faribault County, Minnesota, from its First Settlement to the Close of the Year 1879.
The Old Main Cornerstone Box collection consists of items taken from the cornerstone box in Old Main on the lower campus of Mankato State Normal School during its construction in 1869. The time capsule includes newspapers, business cards from local businesses, photographs, and university course offering catalogs. Additional items were added to the cornerstone box in 1923 and 1969.