Archival Collections Processing

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Ramsey County Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
September 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Details

To provide better organization of archival collections, allowing for greater public access to the community?s historic resources.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN Laws 2017 Chapter 91, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 4 Historical Grants and Programs
Appropriation Language

$4,500,000 the first year and $6,500,000 the second year are 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 grant process. The Minnesota Historical Society must administer these funds using established grant mechanisms, with assistance from the advisory committee created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 4, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), item (ii).

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Available upon request.

Measurable Outcome(s)

RCHS hired an archival technician to process and rehouse the 2 collections. The St. Anthony Park Community Council collection was fully processed, rehoused, and entered at a folder or item level, depending on the item, into Past Perfect. The West 7th Fort Road Federation collection archival paper material was fully processed. 25% of the photograph/media portion remains to be cataloged, and all photos will be digitized by RCHS collections volunteers by the end of 2019. The media content will be outsourced for digitization, and then cataloged by RCHS volunteers by the summer of 2021. RCHS made these processed collections available for future researchers. RCHS continues to respond to outside research requests and making the collections available for consultation.

Source of Additional Funds

Available upon request,

Recipient Board Members
Jo Driscoll, Mari Oyanagi Eggum , Jo Emerson, Thomas Fabel, Martin Fallon, Tim Glines, John Guthmann, Susan Handley, Richard B. Heydinger, Jr., Kenneth H. Johnson, Janine Joseph, Judy Kishel, David Kristal, Carl Kuhrmeyer, Robert W. Mairs, Jeffry Martin, Father Kevin McDonough, Susan McNeely, James Miller, Jonathan H. Morgan, Robert Muschewske, Chad P. Roberts, Roxanne Sands, George T. Stephenson, James Stolpestad, Chris Taylor, Jerry Woelfel
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ramsey County Historical Society
Street Address
75 W 5th Street, Suite 323
St. Paul
Zip Code
(651) 222-0701
Administered By
Administered by

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155