Minneapolis Aquatennial Association (Minneapolis, Minn.): An Inventory of Its Records at the Minnesota Historical Society
This collection contains the records of a voluntary association that planned and staged the Minneapolis Aquatennial, an annual outdoor summer festival established in 1940 featuring athletic, cultural, and community events. Spanning the years 1940-1990, most of the material was compiled by association president (1979-1981) Fredrick Dresser, and includes historical information; articles of incorporation and bylaws; membership rosters; position descriptions and organization charts; directors and steering committee minutes; financial records; speeches, scripts, and publicity memoranda; newsletters and programs; photographs; and two scrapbooks kept by Micky Lane.
Pamphlets Relating to the Minneapolis Aquatennial Held in Minnesota, 1941-
The Minnesota Historical Society Pamphlet Collection contains pamphlets and printed ephemera relating to parades, events, themes, financial reports and other miscellaneous items about the Aquatennial (one folder).
MNHS call number: F613.M93 M5
Minneapolis Aquatennial Souvenir Program Collection, 1940-
Includes the following years: 1940, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950-1954, 1957, 1958, 1962-1963, 1964 (Silver Anniversary Pictorial),1966, 1967, 1975, 1980, 1986, 1989 (Golden anniversary highlights.)
MNHS call number: F613.M93 M52
Aqua Follies: The Minneapolis Aquatennial Presents the Aqua Follies
Minneapolis, Minn. : Aqua Follies, 1946-
A collection of Aqua Follies souvenir programs from 1946, 1948, and 1951. Each program contains an overview of the performance, photos, and brief biographies of the performers.
MNHS call number: SERIAL 1514