Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Acquire Primary Resources on Microfilm/fiche

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Project Overview

Recipient: Clearwater County Historical Society

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

By adding the newspapers from Polk and Beltrami Counties, the Clearwater County Historical Society will fill in a gap in time when there were no papers in Clearwater County and gain a new perspective of Clearwater County from these papers. The Beltrami County papers are significant to understanding their history because Clearwater was a part of Beltrami until 1902. The split from Beltrami was not a smooth one and the newspapers should shed some light on that process. The newspaper from Polk county will add quite a bit of information to their collection as the town of Fosston in east Polk, and its surrounding area was the trade area and where the train ended before expending to Clearwater.

Project Details

To add 24 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records

Fund Availability:

02/12/2010 - 08/01/2010

Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants

Appropriation Language
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated 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. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

Funding Amount: $673

Project Manager

Tamara Edevold

PO Box 241
Bagley, MN 56621

Subject: History

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: Grants

Recipient: Clearwater County Historical Society

Funding Amount: $673

Appropriation Years: 2010

Activity Type: Grants/Contracts

Counties Impacted: Clearwater

MN Senate District: 2

MN House District: 2B

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