The first vote recorded in Olmsted County was taken on October 13, 1857. The ballots were tallied and the totals were recorded by J. N. McLane, Clerk of the County Commissioners, on November 2, 1857. Voters cast ballots to determine if the proposed constitution would be accepted and for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Congressmen, Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Clerk of the Supreme Court, Judge of the 3rd Judicial District, Attorney, Representatives, Senators, Clerk of District Court and Judge of Probate.
Members of Captain Eugene St. Julien Cox's Company E of the First Mounted Rangers signed this document stating that they had received blankets and that they were responsible for their care and safe keeping. The document is dated November 22nd, 1862.
Macalester Neutrality and Peace Association. This is a collection of seven copies of a petition to the United States government to remain neutral in World War I. The order and number of signatures varies from copy to copy.
This is a handwritten table of how many Macalester students or former students served in World War I according to rank and military division (Army, Navy, etc.). Oct. 30, 1918 is stamped near the bottom of the document. The table appears to be written on the back of a piece of stationary from The Rogers (Hotel?) at Nicollet and 4th Street in Minneapolis, Minn.
The document is handwritten in Yiddish and describes the purpose of the organization and how the governing body and the congregation shall conduct business. The Agudas congregation was Orthodox, part of a small and diverse South Side community composed primarily of Romanian and Russian immigrants. Among other admonishments, the document proscribes talking out of turn or over one another at congregational meetings, advocating instead of observing Roberts Rules of Order, a new concept for first-generation immigrants. Translated, from Yiddish, by Joe Rozenberg, February 2005.
University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives