Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Acquisition of Microfilm Reader/Scanner/Printer

  • Project Overview
  • Project Details

Project Overview

Recipient: Blue Earth County Historical Society

To purchase two microfilm reader/printers to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.

Project Details

To purchase two microfilm reader/printers to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.

Fund Availability:

03/01/2015 - 03/01/2016

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: $10,000

Amount of Other Funds Leveraged $2,373

Direct Expenses: $12,373

Project Manager

Jessica Potter
Blue Earth County Historical Society
424 Warren St.
Mankato, MN 56001

Members of Recipient's Governing Body: Patrick Baker, Ky Battern, Dale Benefield, Jessica Beyer, Preston Doyle, Sandi Garlow, Wendy Greiner, Jim Gullickson, Susan Hynes, Mike Lagerquist, Shirley Piepho, William Steil, Marnie Werner, Randy Zellmer

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

Since the equipment is still quite new to BECHS, we have not explored all of the possibilities now available to us. However, in the short time, we have already been able to meet the needs of our customers through access to microfilm, copies available on paper, and a photograph captured as a jpeg.

Quick Facts

Project Type: Grants

Recipient: Blue Earth County Historical Society

Funding Amount: $10,000

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: Statewide Blue Earth

MN Senate District: 19

MN House District: 19B

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.