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Recipient
Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,076

779 audiotapes of Senate committee hearings were converted digital format, and a web page was created to access the online versions via the Legislative Web Site.  As a result, complete digital access of committee hearings and floor debates are available for both bodies back to 2004.  Important legislative debate is available to Internet users, regardless of the time of day or their locations.

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Minnesota Public Television Association (MPTA)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,237,000

This funding is for production and acquisiton grants in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 129D.18. The following MPTA stations received funding in FY2010:

Recipient
Northfield Public Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

With the grant the Northfield Public Library was able to research, write and published a centennial history of the Northfield Carnegie Library entitled "Everlasting Influences:  The Centennial History of the Northfield Carnegie Public Library 1910-2010."

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Mille Lacs County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$660

To add 22 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records

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Renville County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,239
To add 157 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records
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Clearwater County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$673

Grant was used to purchase 24 microfilm rolls of the local newspapers in Clearwater County and fill in from neighboring counties newspapers.

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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,232
To add 119 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
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Minnesota Genealogical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,994

Minnesota Genealogical Society purchased 147 rolls of microfilm from FamilySearch/GSU. This is their complete collection of county marriage records for Hennepin (1853-1918) and Ramsey (1850-1917).

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McLeod County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,701
To add 63 rolls of microfilmed primary records to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
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Redwood Falls Public Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,041

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.”

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Minnesota State University, Mankato - Library Services
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,691

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant allowed the Library at Minnesota State University, Mankato to acquire 17 new manuscript collections and fill in gaps for 3 additional collections.

The primary mission of the Library at Minnesota State University, Mankato is to support the curriculum of the University, with the secondary mission being to serve as a regional information center for the residents of southern Minnesota.  The Legacy grant made possible the acquisition of Minnesota focused microfilm that will have an enduring value to both the campus and the region.

Recipient
Becker County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$334
To add 12 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records
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Freeborn County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,954
To add 277 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records
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Itasca County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,303
To add 84 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records in honor of its 60th anniversary
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New Ulm Public Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,966

The New Ulm Public Library expanded its microfilm collection to add 258 rolls of microfilmed local newspapers covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries, all of which were absent in their previous collection. This greatly increases free and full access to both researchers and the general public to these primary records.

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Prairieland Genealogical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To add 275 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records
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Dassel Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$469

With the grant the Dassel Area Historical Society purchased 17 rolls of microfilm for local newspapers published in Meeker County covering Dassel.

Recipient
Cokato Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,494

The grant allowed the Cokato Historical Society to hire a vendor to scan 817 8x10 glass plate negatives from the Gust Akerlund Photographic Studio's negative collection, housed at the Cokato Museum. The total size of the Akerlund Negative Collection is 14,017 images. Of that amount, 11,552 are of the rare and fragile glass plate negative variety.

Recipient
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
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Chisago County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To upgrade the museum environmental controls in the 1879 Gustaf Anderson House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
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Sherburne County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,650
To improve collections care and management through proper storage
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Arrowhead Library System
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$439,943
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$457,937

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.

Recipient
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:

Recipient
Stearns History Museum
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,610
To provide an engineering assessment of the museum's 1983 environmental systems
Recipient
Ampers
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,623,500

Ampers member stations are producing a variety of programs, documentaries and musical specials on Minnesota's arts, historical, and cultural heritage. The stations are also offering free public performances. The on-air projects are aired on member stations, shared with other stations in the network and archived on station websites and the Ampers website: www.ampers.org

Recipient
Brown County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,939
To install eight digital cameras to provide proper security for the public and collections while increasing customer service efficiency among the limited number of staff and volunteers
Recipient
Bois Forte Heritage Museum
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To broaden public access to the work of reknowned Ojibwe artisit Carl Gawboy through a documentary.

Recipient
Hermantown Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,788

To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust using PastPerfect

Recipient
Becker County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,418
To catalog and rehouse approximately 3500 manuscripts items
Recipient
Cook County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,987
To create and install an exhibit about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Cook County
Recipient
Cass Gilbert Society, Inc.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,100

The Cass Gilbert Society website was expanded and upgraded with special emphasis on the buildings and other works of Cass Gilbert. Previously the site featured 40 works. That number has been doubled to 80 works. All are illustrated with historic and/or contemporary photographs. All are linked to published references and/or online resources. A major innovation was the development and incorporation of a searchable database for the featured works. As more featured works are added, they will be incorporated into the searchable database.

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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
To upgrade the museum security system of the Charles P. Noyes Cottage (Fillebrown House), listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as recommended in a conservation assessment program report
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Gunflint Trail Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,000
To install an exhibit about life in the Gunflint Trail area.
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Dakota County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000

Dakota County Historical Society was dealing with crowded storage conditions—with existing space at capacity, collections spill over onto the floor and in the aisles—despite efforts to reduce/eliminate inappropriate collections. The project provided improved storage with room for growth. Dakota County Historical Society, Executive Director Chad Roberts interviewed.

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Afton Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Afton Historical Society (AHS) staff performed a wall-to-wall baseline inventory of 10,020 items, counting and locating each item.  This number includes all components of 6206 line items documented on the inventory forms.  Items inventoried include materials from the permanent collections, historical property that originated with the building, and consumable items/materials used in programming (PUMs) or for education.  

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Three Rivers Park District - The Landing
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,949

The project helps put The Landing back on a professional collections management footing after a disastrous fire several years ago that destroyed all of their inventory information.

The grant allowed them to start making an inventory of the twenty-five buildings that make up The Landing including recording the condition and location of the collection.

Recipient
Sherburne County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,400
To assist in acquiring and installing large functional object storage to better preserve significant evidence from the county's past.
Recipient
Haehn Museum
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,770
To conserve two pencil/charcoal drawings by influential early 20th-century artist Justina Knapp, OSB
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Stevens County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
To assist in acquiring and installing compact storage to better preserve significant evidence from the county's past.
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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.