Files from the Minnesota Division of Parks and Recreation
Files from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Parks Foundation Records, 1954-1995 (bulk 1967-1990)
This collection documents the history of the Minnesota Parks Foundation and other related organizations dedicated to expanding, supporting and improving state parks in Minnesota. The collection includes correspondence, financial records, legislative and legal material, meeting files, minutes, maps, land purchase records, and park project files from the Minnesota Parks Foundation, the Minnesota Council of State Parks, the Metropolitan Park Reserve Board, and the Afton Land Company. A number of state parks and trails across Minnesota are represented in this collection.
MNHS Call Number: See the finding aid available in the library (Morgan, Samuel H.)
Pamphlets Relating to State and Local Parks in Minnesota, ca. 1900-
The Minnesota Historical Society Pamphlet Collection contains pamphlets and printed ephemera relating to Minnesota state parks in general, several individual state parks, an attempt (ca. 1900) to garner support for a national park in northern Minnesota, and county and local parks in Anoka, Dakota, and Hennepin counties.
MNHS Call Number: SB482
The Minnesota Historical Society holds a number of collections containing information regarding the creation and management of Minnesota State Parks. A sampling of some of these collections is listed above.
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