Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
City of Winger
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,900

An Americans With Disabilities Act compliant access ramp was added to the front of the two-room Gosen School/Museum to provide access for all who want to enter. The building, built in 1888, was in operation until 1951. Sometime in the early 1990's it was moved to its present location in the city park. It serves as the museum and education center for the artifacts of the early settlers of Winger and the surrounding area. During the project the original entry door was salvaged, repaired and reinstalled instead of the proposed replica replacement.

Polk
Recipient
Cathedral Heritage Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,341

To make the Cathedral of St. Paul archives more accessible to the public, the Cathedral heritage foundation undertook a two-step project to sort, organize, inventory and file their collections. The first step involved general cleaning and the reorganization of materials. All materials were re-housed in archival storage units. Inventory information was entered into PastPerfect. The second step of the project focused on the recruitment and training of volunteers folow up on and continue the new preservation/storage best practices.

Ramsey
Recipient
Ramsey County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,973

The RCHS determined to gain intellectual and physical control over their historical collections documenting Ramsey County.

PastPerfect software was purchased and installed, and training was received by staff. An inventory technician was hired and trained to apply the software using best practice inventory methods. 2,306 artifacts (9% of the total inventory) were recorded and catalogued. The daily information was backed up and stored offsite.

Ramsey
Recipient
Ramsey County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,996

Phase two of a project to improve intellectual control of the stored 3-D collections by contiuing the partial-inventory of artifacts. During this phase of the inventory 2,155 objects were recorded making the total number recorded so far 4,461 or approximately 18% of the objects to be inventoried. Information garnered during the process will aid the determination of the amount of storage needed and the supplies necessary for proper storage and preservation. Once complete, the inventory will aid exhibit planning and creation.

Ramsey
Recipient
Brown County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,513

The project addressed a long standing need for more, better organized collections storage space for the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) .

Brown
Recipient
Minnesota Genealogical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,670

This is the third installment of a project to purchase microfilmed Minnesota city directories to add to the Minnesota Genealogical Society's research collection. Eighty-one rolls of microfilm, covering the post-1930's period, were acquired this time.

Ramsey
Recipient
Council on Black Minnesotans
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

In May 2009, the Minnesota State Legislature asked the Minnesota Humanities Center and four state councils-the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Council on Black Minnesotans, the Chicano Latino Affairs Council, and the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans-to collaboratively create new programs and events that celebrates and preserves the artistic, historical, and cultural heritages of the communities represented by each council.

Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Recipient
Minnesota Planetarium Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

An interactive planetarium program was developed to create a culturally relevant tour of the cosmos from the local/regional perspective of the Dakota/Lakota communities of Minnesota and South Dakota. The program blends Dakota/Lakota star knowledge with Earth and Space Science data. It is delivered live, using real-time imagery projected on the Minnesota Planetarium Society's ExploraDome. The program can be simultaneously "dome-casted" to other participating locations through the Internet using the planetarium navigator.

Ramsey
Recipient
Macalester College, DeWitt Wallace Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,888
To digitize and make accessible issues of the college's student and community newspapers and catalogs.
Ramsey
Recipient
Concordia University, St. Paul
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,275
To conduct, transcribe, edit and archive oral histories on the social and cultural history of Minnesota during the 1970s.
Ramsey
Recipient
Twin Cities Public Television
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,624
To translate Dakota and Ojibwe interviews documenting language preservation and revitalization efforts in Minnesota.
Ramsey
Recipient
Maplewood Area Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

An exhibit on the early history of Gladstone was developed and implemented by the Maplewood Area Historical Society using grant funding, donations and a generous amount of volunteer labor and hours. A professional exhibit planner guided the research and planning for the displays. Ten (10) panels were printed and artifacts, maps and photographs were selected. Display cases and boards were installed. Interactive displays include a DVD presentation, a clothing try-on station and an old school desk on which to color pages.

Ramsey
Recipient
Great River Regional Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$483,371
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$405,673

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Benton
Morrison
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Wright
Recipient
Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,148

A sturdy display case was built to house historic artifacts from the Hesper shipwreck. An interpretive sign was designed, constructed and hung on the wall above the display case telling the history of the ship and stories of the artifacts. Space for the display has been provided in the lobby of the Silver Bay Marina. Through this project, artifacts in private collections have been brought back into public view.

Anoka
Recipient
University UNITED
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To gather and analyze historic resources preparatory to providing public access through interpretation to a segment of University Avenue history
Ramsey
Recipient
MN Administrators of Special Education
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,998

This project provided documentation of the oral histories of former local directors of Special Education who were involved in implementing changes in policy and services for children with disabilities and their families in Minnesota during the 1950's to the 2000's. Seven interviews and a three-person panel discussion were conducted, recorded and transcribed. The interviews and transcriptions are available at the Minnesota Administrators of Special Education (MASE) office and the Minnesota History Center.

Ramsey
Recipient
City of Hewitt
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,950

A professional heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) engineer was hired to conduct an HVAC evaluation comparing the relative merits and costs of  a conventional HVAC system with a geothermal system.  The result was the geothermal system was more expensive with a fifty-year payback term. Purchasing a conventional system was recommended as the upgrade for meeting climate standards.

Todd
Recipient
India Association of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

This project is sixth in a series between the India Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society. It was developed to convey the history of the Indian Music Society of Minnesota (IMSOM) in three ways:

1. The collection and transcription of seven interviews telling the oral history of IMSOM.

2. The digitization of thirty years of concert performance recordings by leading musiciains from India as well as local artists.

Ramsey
Recipient
Lake Agassiz Regional Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$225,542
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$279,619

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Becker
Clay
Clearwater
Mahnomen
Norman
Polk
Wilkin
Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,383,133
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,362,900

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Minnesota Genealogical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,583

The Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) purchased three microfilm cabinets and two cases of microfilm storage boxes. The existing microfilm collection has been made more efficient, accessible and secure. There is also increased storage capacity for the future growth of the collection. The new cabinets have been placed on the MGS library floor.

Ramsey
Recipient
Office of the Revisor of Statutes
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Minnesota Statutes from 1982-1996 were scanned and with the help of OCR (optical character recognition) software, were made available and searchable on the Revisor's office pages of the Minnesota legislature's web site. This is the first phase of the scanning Minnesota Statutes project.

This online availability improves access to legal materials, previously available only through books. Online versions of the statutes also serve as a preservation method for these records.

Ramsey
Recipient
Office of the Revisor of Statutes
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Minnesota Statutes from the earliest territorial days of 1851 to the more recent 1981 are important historical documents which capture the development and governance history of our state.  Statutes from the 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's are still relevant today for living persons, especially in reference to persons with criminal convictions.  Whether the individual looking for an archived statute is interested because of direct relevance, or more indirect historical relevance, it is important that these historical documents be accessible to the public and preserved for future generations

Ramsey
Recipient
Jackson County Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$474

The Minnesota History Bookshelf grant enabled the Jackson County Libraries to add 14 new volumes of Minnesota History to their history collections. The primary purpose in adding these new volumes is to enhance the existing collection of Minnesota history books and create a larger Minnesota collection.

Jackson
Recipient
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,623,500

Minnesota Public Radio is the state's largest cultural organization, providing 96 percent of the population with free access to some of the best broadcast cultural programming in the world. Minnesota Public Radio is using a grant from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to implement projects around the following four goals:

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Museum of American Art
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$29,322
To gain physical and intellectual control of the collection in order to broaden public access to historic Minnesota art.
Ramsey
Recipient
North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,588
To make accessible Boys' Life and Scouting and the American Girl and Girl Scout Leader magazines as a basis for understanding scouting history in Minnesota
Ramsey
Recipient
Ramsey County Law Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To conduct a conservation assessment of 36 paintings of Ramsey County District Court judges and prepare a long range preservation plan
Ramsey
Recipient
Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,156

The Society purchased PastPerfect 4.0 software to track and record accessions. Previously, these records were kept in a hand-written logbook. To begin the process of reviewing and inventorying the collections, the artifacts were first re-organized and the storage rooms were thoroughly cleaned. Materials were divided and organized to be stored in two areas with different but appropriate temperature and humidity levels. The net result is the collections are in order, the storage spaces are clean and their environments moderated and staff is more able to accurately locate artifacts.

Brown
Recipient
Plum Creek Library System
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,195
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,897

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Cottonwood
Jackson
Lincoln
Lyon
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Redwood
Rock
Recipient
Quatrefoil Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,264
To meet archival storage guidelines through proper storage and preservation for a significant collection
Ramsey
Recipient
Center for Hmong Studies
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

An interpretive exhibit, "Hmong History Through Textile", was created to show the relationship between Hmong history and the changing styles of traditional clothing and the "story cloth". Paj ntaub (flower cloth) is a form of textile artwork used to decorate women's skirts, men's collars and story cloths. The design of tradtional Hmong clothing identifies its wearer by familial, political, cultural and geographical connections.

Ramsey
Recipient
The Rose Ensemble
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,250

A professional historian was hired and research was conducted as preparation for a concert production of "Temperance and Temptation". Historical information, music and lyrics for temperance and anti-temperance songs and compelling images were incorporated into the performances. The result was an artistic performance grounded in Minnesota history.

 

Ramsey
Recipient
Hamline University - Center For Global Environmental Education
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,009
To conduct oral/video interviews with the people who shaped environmental education in Minnesota.
Ramsey
Recipient
Islamic Resource Group
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,610

To capture and convey the Muslim experience in Minnesota through oral interviews and photographic portraits.  The Minneapolis Star Tribune detailed the project in a July 2011 article.

Anoka
Recipient
Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind & HoH Minnesotans
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$63,475
To record, preserve and make available oral/visual histories of deaf, deaf/blind and hard of hearing Minnesotans.
Ramsey
Recipient
Traverse des Sioux Library System
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$195,631
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$231,055

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Maritime Heritage Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,462

As a pilot project  for the grantee, Maritime Heritage Minnesota (MHS) the goal was to digitalize 6-10 of the 62 known log books of the USS Essex log books held at the National Archives and Records Administration and the United States Naval Academy.

After twelve days not only did they digital the entirety of the 62 log books but they were able to digitalize a private journal of a USS Essex sailor as well as a hand written journal of a sailor who served on her maiden voyage within the time allotted for the project (101 hours). In total 21,499 images were produced. 

Ramsey
Recipient
Maritime Heritage Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,990

Editing/Transcription is the second of three projects documenting and preserving the Maritime Heritage Minnesota's historical/archaeological investigation and assessment of the USS Essex Shipwreck, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Five out of twenty-five of the vessel's previously digitized log books were edited, combined into .pdf e-books, transcribed and processed which included the creation of metadata for the digital images. The information resulting from this project is available for public access on Internet Archive.

Ramsey
Recipient
Minnesota Newspaper Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A documentary-type retrospective video was produced featuring the Minnesota Newspaper Museum at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair. More than eight hours of footage was filmed and used to produce the 15 minute DVD. The final product explains letterpress printing from start to finish including segments on the Linotype, Page Composition, the press, job shop and finally, a section on the editorial/news function of a newspaper. The final section also stresses the importance of newspapers, yesterday and today, in a democratic society.

Ramsey