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A Guide to Resources

As mentioned in our Archives section, the UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library houses the majority of our archival collections under Archives and Special Collections. While our archival collections and the Kathryn A. Martin Library are excellent resources, we found it prudent to include additional institutions that may aid in your research. The following is a starting point in finding what you need to supplement your study. Local Interpretive Groups Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) Duluth Preservation Alliance Explore Minnesota Leif Erikson Viking Ship Restoration Project Minnesota Discovery Center B'nai Abraham Synagogue Zenith City Online Academic Institutions The College of St. Scholastica

Clayton, Jackson and McGhie Resource List

June 15, 2020 marked 100 years since the lynching of Elias Clayton, Isaac McGhie, Elmer Jackson. Follow links on resource list working to unpack the environment that lead to the horrific deaths of Clayton, Jackson, and McGhie and its lasting community impacts. "On the evening of June 15, 1920, three black men, wrongly accused of raping a white woman, were abducted from the Duluth, MN, City Jail. A mob numbering between five and ten thousand people savagely beat and tortured these three young black men, then hung them from a lamppost in the middle of Duluth's downtown. The grim spectacle of the mob posing with the lynched men was then captured by a photographer, and then circulated as a postc

In Memory of George Floyd: Collecting Stories

The St. Louis County Historical Society expresses our condolences and offers our prayers to the family and friends of George Floyd. He was a father, son, brother and friend and he deserved better, as all people of color do. As an organization the St. Louis County Historical Society strives to celebrate the uniqueness of all cultures in our mission of collecting, preserving and sharing local history, as we have since our beginnings in 1922. As an individual I know there is no quick fix to the inequities of racial bias. But we must keep working at it, on an individual level and at organization and government levels. Learning about racial bias and the history/cultures and challenges faced b

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