Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Acquisition of Microfilm Reader/Printer/Scanner

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Project Overview

Recipient: Watonwan County Historical Society

To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.

Project Details

To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.

Fund Availability:

12/01/2014 - 12/01/2015

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants.

Appropriation Language
Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 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.

Funding Amount: $9,385

Direct Expenses: $9,385

Project Manager

Ruth Anderson
Watonwan County Historical Society
Box 126, 423 Dill Avenue SW
Madelia, MN 56062

Members of Recipient's Governing Body: Susan Anderson, Steve Anderson, Tom Anderson, Darrel Ask, Linda Buller, Kevin Byro, Richard Carlson, Ray Gustafson, Terese Hall, Dennis Hunstad, Sharon Jokumsen, Ken Lewis, James Nasmen

Subject: Historic Preservation

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Board Members:

Minnesota Historical Society Governing Board:

William R. Stoeri, President
Missy S. Thompson, Vice President
Ruth Huss, Vice President
D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary
Dean M. Nelson, Treasurer

Suzanne Blue
Brenda J. Child
Robert Bruininks
Judith S. Corson
D. Stephen Elliott
Phyllis Rawls Goff
William D. Green
David R. Hakensen
Ruth S. Huss
Martha Kaemmer
Dennis L. Lamkin
David M. Larson
Charles Mahar
Dean M. Nelson
Elizabeth M. Nordlie
Dennis Nguyen
Peter R. Reis
Hussein Samatar
Simon Stevens
Susan Kenny Stevens
William R. Stoeri
Karen Wilson Thissen
Missy Staples Thompson
Eleanor Winston

Mark Dayton, Governor
Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor
Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State
Lori Swanson, Attorney General
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor

Conflict of Interest Disclosed: None

Measurable Outcomes

Measureable Outcomes were reached. We were not able to provide our patrons with quality, readable records from the old equipment that we were using.Now we are able to send them their requests via e-mail within a reasonable time not having to wait days for it to come in the postal service mail. We can change the size of the print so that it is in a readable format for everyone, including those with vision problems. Patrons can save to their own flash drive, or CD, Photos, articles, ads, legal documents etc. are enhanced in a way we couldn't before.

Quick Facts

Project Type: Grants

Recipient: Watonwan County Historical Society

Funding Amount: $9,385

Source: Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

Status: Completed

Appropriation Years: 2015

Description of Other Funds Available upon request. Contact

Recipient Type: Non-Profit Business/Entity

Activity Type: Grants/Contracts

Counties Impacted: Watonwan

MN Senate District: 23

MN House District: 23B

FTEs (Full-Time Equivalent Positions Directly Created): 0.00

This site is updated regularly with descriptions and data related to Legacy projects funded through the Minnesota Historical Society by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF).
Further information about the use and impact of all Legacy Funds can be found on the Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission's Minnesota's Legacy site.