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Landmark Center/The Old Federal Courts Building: Primary Sources: Archives & Records

Manuscripts

Elizabeth Musser Papers
Correspondence, minutes, financial records, newsletters, annual reports, and similar files documenting Musser's voluntary leadership activities in the following St. Paul (Minn.) organizations, including Landmark Center.
MNHS call number: Digital finding aid.

Marlene Johnson Papers
The papers document Johnson’s political activities; her advertising business and related organizations, including Landmark Center.
MNHS call number: See the Alpha manuscripts notebooks, filed Johnson, Marlene.  

Frank Marzitelli Papers
Personal papers and organizational records documenting the career of Frank D. Marzitelli, a lifelong St. Paul (Minn.) resident who served as a city council member, as Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of highways, and as Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Welfare. He was also instrumental in the renovation of Landmark Center. 
MNHS call number: Digital finding aid

Edward J. Devitt Papers 
Personal papers, including speech files and legal opinions, documenting the professional activities of a U.S. district court judge (1954-1991) and Republican congressman (1947-1948) from St. Paul, Minnesota. The cases he oversaw were conducted in the federal courts building (now Landmark Center).
MNHS call number: Digital finding aid.

Andrew J. Volstead Papers
Largely legislative and political materials of Volstead, a Granite Falls (Yellow Medicine County, Minn.) lawyer and Republican congressman (1903-1922), with some family and personal items. Most materials concern the National Prohibition Act (1919) and its consequences. The Volstead Act was primarily written in the federal building (Landmark Center), and many violators of the Prohibition Act were tried in the courtrooms.  
MNHS call number: Digital finding aid

Eugene J. McCarthy Papers
Eugene J. McCarthy's files as U.S. Congress member (Democratic Farmer-Labor) from Minnesota's fourth district (1949-1958) and as U.S. senator from Minnesota (1959-1970). They include executive files, general files, legislative files, personal files, political and campaign (including senatorial, vice presidential, and presidential) files, public relations files, sound and visual materials (with photographs), and speeches. The cases he oversaw were conducted in the federal courts building (Landmark Center).
MNHS call number: Digital finding aid

Books & Other Publications

Reusing the Old Federal Courts Building for the Saint Paul Council of Arts and Sciences: OFCB, by Dober and Associates.
Belmont, MA : Dober and Associates, Inc., 1973.
MNHS call number: F613.S8 L3646 1973

Search for Primary Sources at MNHS

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