Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

A Minnesota Hero: Preserving the Will Steger Story

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Project Overview

Recipient: Will Steger Foundation

The Will Steger foundation initiated the documentation of Will Steger's collection of journals, media and images found in a wide variety of formats and locations. A professional archivist was contracted to conduct a basic artifact inventory. The objects were then prioritized for cataloguing and digitization. The collection has been consolidated and the inventory record established. This is phase 1 of 3 for the project; "A Minnesota Hero: Preserving the Will Steger Story".

Project Details

To begin the initial inventory of explorer Will Steger's manuscripts collection

Fund Availability:

09/08/2010 - 03/01/2011

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: $7,000

Project Manager

Jerry Stenger

2008 Portland Avenue, Suite 127
St. Paul, MN 55104

Subject: History

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: Grants

Recipient: Will Steger Foundation

Funding Amount: $7,000

Appropriation Years: 2011

Activity Type: Grants/Contracts

Counties Impacted: Hennepin

MN Senate District: 62

MN House District: 62A

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.