Minnesota's Legacy

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Oyate Nipi Kte
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,815
To supplement previous work on preserving the Dakota language, which transmits history and cultural heritage, by defining 451 additional verbs.
Anoka
Hennepin
Redwood
Renville
Yellow Medicine
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City of Excelsior
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$920
To provide professional development for two staff members at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Hennepin
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City of Eden Prairie
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$375
To provide professional development for one staff member at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Hennepin
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City of Eden Prairie
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
To provide professional development for one staff member at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Hennepin
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Hassan Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$470
To provide professional development for two staff members at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Hennepin
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City of Rockford
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$930
To provide professional development for two staff members at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Hennepin
Wright
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Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$620
To provide professional development for two staff members at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Hennepin
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Will Steger Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Will Steger foundation initiated the documentation of Will Steger's collection of journals, media and images found in a wide variety of formats and locations. A professional archivist was contracted to conduct a basic artifact inventory. The objects were then prioritized for cataloguing and digitization. The collection has been consolidated and the inventory record established. This is phase 1 of 3 for the project; "A Minnesota Hero: Preserving the Will Steger Story".

Hennepin
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University of Minnesota Foundation (University of Minnesota Press)
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To publish a book tracing Minnesota railroading over the last seven decades through carefully selected photographs, maps, and ephemera.
Hennepin
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St. Louis Park Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer and computer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Hennepin
Recipient
Talmud Torah of Minneapolis
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To document in 10 interviews the story of Holocaust survivors in Minnesota

Hennepin
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Heart of the Earth, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,706
To unify, appraise, and arrange 1,000 lineal feet of historical records of the American Indian Movement under the direction of a qualified archivist.
Hennepin
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Regents of the University of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,983

A series of eight oral histories were collected from landscape architects. These interviews document the story of landscape design in 20th Century Minnesota. The participants were asked to reflect on what personal experiences influenced their professions and how Minnesota spaces have been enhanced by landscape architecture over the past century.

Hennepin
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St. Stephen's Human Services
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,700
To document in 9 interviews the homeless experience in Minnesota outside of the metropolitan area
Hennepin
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Golden Valley Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Golden Valley Historical Society hired a licensed and bonded professional hazardous waste materials removal company to properly abate asbestos and improve public safety at the Golden Valley History Museum.

Hennepin
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American Swedish Institute
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$92,614
To gain intellectual and physical control over its collection in order to provide better public access to Minnesota's Swedish heritage.
Hennepin
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Asian Media Access (AMA)
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A total of 19 interviews of Asian American-Pacific Islander immigrants were conducted in English and selected Asian Languages. The project successfully  captured information about their immigration history, settling  experience and their memories in relationships to historical events in North Minneapolis. Eight of the interviews were recorded with a digital video camcorder then the interviews were transcribed by language specialists, then translated into English.

The summary, transcripts and video recording will be preserved and made broadly accessible through:

Hennepin
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City of Stephen
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The book, "Backward Glances" by Lawrence Sunsdahl (1982), about the history of Stephen, Minnesota was updated and republished. It is a collection of articles printed in newspapers and periodicals over a twenty-two year period (1989-2010) about the area and its residents. The author, a lifelong resident of Stephen, had compiled information gathered from newspapers, microfilm and personal contacts.

Marshall
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Bakken Museum
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,975

An interpretive exhibit and program plan, "Dakota Native Plant Garden", was designed and developed for outdoor display. The exhibit uses the stories from several generations of a Dakota family who originally lived along the shore of Mde Waka Ska (Lake Calhoun). The stories reveal the ethno-history of the Bakken's restored wetland and prairie. This area contains more than 40 species of native plants historically used for medicinal and cultural purposes.

Hennepin
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Richfield Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,960
To hire a qualified professional to update the interpretation of the Riley Bartholomew House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Hennepin
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Beth El Foundation of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,900

To hire a qualified historian to research the history of Beth El Synagogue in Minnesota.

Hennepin
Ramsey
St. Louis
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Wayzata Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To print and publish a biography on a turn of the twentieth-century Lake Minnetonka resident, Royal C. Moore of Moore Boat Works.
Hennepin
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Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A professional quality book documenting the stories of refugees in Minnesota is now in print. The book, "This Much I Can Tell You", was self-published by the Minnesota Council of Chuches Refugee Service. It is a compilation of eighteen stories told by local refugees, from nine different countries, who have resettled in Minnesota after fleeing their country of origin. The 980 books printed through this project make important refugee histories accessible to a wider Minnesota audience.

Hennepin
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Brooklyn Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,998

A 3-volume boxed set of "Patriots of Brooklyn: Suppressors of the Great Slave Rebellion" was published by the Brooklyn Historical Society. The books document the historic role that 200+ soldiers from Brooklyn Township played in the American Civil War. The books are a valuable reference resource for local residents and historians.

Hennepin
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Richfield Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,620

Preservation of a historically important collection of photographs, taken for the purposes of insurance underwriting in the mid-1950's, was the goal of this project. Appropriate storage was researched and determined. Archival grade sleeves and storage boxes were obtained. An inventory of all photographs was performed, cataloged and entered into a professional software database. Digital imaging of the original photographic prints provides researchers with a sustainable alternative to viewing the prints.

Hennepin
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Cedar Lake Park Preservation and Development Association dba Cedar Lake Park Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To publish a history of the Cedar Lake Park Association, a volunteer citizens' group.

Hennepin
Recipient
Westonka Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,200
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system in preparation for better control of the Westonka Historical Society museum environment.
Hennepin
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Regents of the University of Minnesota (Bell Museum of Natural History)
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,802
To improve collections care and management through proper storage.
Hennepin
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NWA History Centre
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,527
To hire a qualified consultant to prepare a collections management policies and procedures document.
Hennepin
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AirSpace Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,501
To hire a qualified professional to assess historically significant collections and write a collections management policy.
Hennepin
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Minnesota Air National Guard Historical Foundation
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,603
To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.
Hennepin
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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,642
To hire a qualified consultant to prepare a collections management policies and procedures document.
Hennepin
Hubbard
Ramsey
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Golden Valley Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,155
To hire a qualified consultant to prepare a collections management policies and procedures document.
Hennepin
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MIGIZI Communications
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,490
To complete research on the impact of the Federal Urban Indian Relocation Program in Minneapolis.
Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Goodhue
Hennepin
Mahnomen
Mille Lacs
Pine
Ramsey
Scott
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AIM Interpretive Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to write an interpretive plan for the American Indian Movement Interpretive Center.
Hennepin
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Hennepin History Museum
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,628

A  conservator was hired from the Midwest Art Conservation Center to conduct a comprehensive survey of the collections at the Hennepin History Museum. The report included an executive summary, observations, digital photo documentation and a prioritized list of recommendations. This information was used to formulate a written long-range conservation plan for the museum.

Hennepin
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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
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Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000

The funds made is possible to hire a qualified archivist to assess college archives in preparation for improved storage.

The Library staff can begin to both organize and set policies for the College Archives. The Archives will be well positioned in the future so staff can better respond when inquiries are made from within and from outside the College. With Collection policies  in place, appropriate material can be added regularly  going forward and policies on use of the Archives will prevent loss of valuable material.

Hennepin
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Richfield Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,120
To increase accessibility to Richfield history for K-12 audiences.
Hennepin
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Hassan Area Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,914
To broaden public access to historic resources through a walking and horseback riding tour of Crow-Hassan Reserve Regional Park
Hennepin