Acquire Primary Resources on Microfilm/fiche

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,041
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Redwood Falls Public Library
Start Date
April 2010
End Date
October 2010
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Redwood
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.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,041
Other Funds Leveraged
$300
Project Overview

With the grant the Redwood Falls Public Library purchased 122 rolls of microfilm for newspapers published in Redwood County for Belview, Delhi, Lamberton, Lucan and Milroy.

Quote from their final report:

“The very day we added the new microfilm to the genealogy room it was used by an excited patron researching Milroy baseball.  It was a treat to see her delight and to also know that we were meeting her needs as well as the needs of many more to come thanks to the Legacy Grant and its additions to our collection.”

Project Details
To add 122 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records
Project Manager
Salutation
Ms.
First Name
Molly
Last Name
Schweinfurter
Street Address
509 South Lincoln Street
City
Redwood Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56283