Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Acquire Bemidji Daily Pioneer and Bemidji Pioneer on Microfilm, 1962-1985

  • Project Overview
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Project Overview

Recipient: Beltrami County Historical Society

To add 104 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.

Project Details

To add 104 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary 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: $8,424

Amount of Other Funds Leveraged $45

Direct Expenses: $8,469

Project Manager

Dan Karalus
Beltrami County Historical Society
130 Minnesota Avenue SW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Members of Recipient's Governing Body: Linda L. Lemmer Steve Caron Sharon Geisen Andy Mack Leo Soukup Kathryn "Jody" Beaulieu Gina Lemon

Subject: History

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

We achieved our goal of filling in a gap in our collections by acquiring the microfilm and cataloging it to make it available for staff, volunteers, and researchers. The project reaped immediate benefits by giving our curator access to newspapers from the 1970s that proved valuable for our new Good Sports of the North exhibition.

Quick Facts

Project Type: Grants

Recipient: Beltrami County Historical Society

Funding Amount: $8,424

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: Beltrami

MN Senate District: 5

MN House District: 5A

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.