Minnesota's Legacy

Acquire Primary Resources on Microfilm/fiche

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Blue Earth County Historical Society
Start Date
August 2010
End Date
February 2011
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Blue Earth
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Project Overview

Blue Earth County Historical Society added of 126 microfilm reels of the local newspapers: The Free Press, Lake Crystal Tribune, Lake Region Times, Maple River Messenger and The Land magazine.  These additions complete the collection with what is currently available through the Minnesota Historical Society's microfilm lab.

Project Details
To add 140 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Street Address
415 Cherry Street
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