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Citizens League of Minneapolis and Hennepin County Collection M/A 2000.106.01

Citizens League of Minneapolis and Hennepin County Collection M/A 2000.106.01

Creator:Citizens League of Minneapolis and Hennepin County. (Minn.)
Title: Citizens League of Minneapolis and Hennepin County Collection
Quantity: 2.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


Founded in 1952. The Citizens League is an independent, nonpartisan educational organization in the Twin Cities area with over 3000 members, specializing in questions of government planning, finance and organization. Membership is open to the public. Their mission is eight-fold. 1) Study committees which publish full reports on various topics. 2) Publish Public Life 3) and a Public Affairs Directory. 4) Work further with government or non-government agencies. 5) Hold community leadership breakfasts. 6) Publish Citizen League News. 7) Hold question-and-answer luncheons, and 8) Provide information assistance.

Description of Collection

Collection includes newspaper clippings (1952 through 1999), membership lists, miscellaneous pamphlets, flyers, reports. Also includes 28 numbered and unnumbered reports from 1953 to 1956.

Subject Headings


Political participation -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.


Minneapolis (Minn.) -- Politics and government -- Citizen participation.

Table of Contents

Clippings 1990-1999 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Clippings 1980-1989 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Background Report 1980 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Clippings 1970-1979 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Clippings 1960-1969 -- Box 1, Folder 6
Newsletters, flyers, press release, membership directory 1970-1979 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Newsletters, reports, memos, membership directory, board ballot 1960-1969 -- Box 1, Folder 7
Clippings 1952-1959 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Brochures, reports, brochures, packets 1952-1959 -- Box 1, Folder 9
List of Reports -- Box 2, Folder 1
Reports 4-16 1953 -- Box 2, Folder 2
Scope and Contents note
Report Number 4: Proposed Regulatory Ordinance: an ordinance to regulate various licensed activities in the city of Minneapolis and repealing certain ordinances.
Report Number 9: Report on proposed committee structure of the 13-man City Council.
Report Number 12: Report of sub-committee on Office Machine Applications.
Report Number 15: Staff memorandum on proposed charter amendment affecting the Board of Estimate and Taxation.
Report Number 16: Report of sub-committee on personnel.
Reports 18-34 1953-1954 -- Box 2, Folder 3
Scope and Contents note
Report Number 18: Introduction, conclusions and recommendations from a report on the operations of the Minneapolis Park System, 1951 vs. 1953 and 1954.
Report Number 20: Report on proposed programs for management improvement and work simplification training in the Minneapolis City Government.
Report Number 21: Veteran's Preference. 1954
Report Number 24: Minneapolis Park Section, second report. 1954.
Report Number 31: First report sub-committee on police. 1954
Report Number 33: Report and recommendations on the assessment system of suburban and rural Hennepin County. 1954
Report Number 34: Statement of taxation and borrowing policy for Minneapolis. 1954
Reports 36-40 1955-1956 -- Box 2, Folder 4
Scope and Contents note
Report Number 36: Proposed revision of constitutional provision on local government. 1955
Report Number 37: Report of a survey of Minneapolis Park Facilities. 1955
Report Number 38: Appropriation for expanded psychiatric service at General Hospital. 1955
Report Number 40: Minneapolis Main Library building needs. 1956
Reports 41-58 1955-1956 -- Box 2, Folder 5
Scope and Contents note
Report Number 41: Report on county park program. 1955
Report Number 44: Report on handling of May 6 five alarm fire in Minneapolis. 1955
Report Number 47: Report on a survey of Minneapolis park facilities. 1955
Report Number 50: A report on the long range capital improvement program for the Minneapolis park system. 1955
Report Number 57: Report on comparative tax burdens, Minneapolis and other cities over 250,000 population. 1956
Report Number 58: Report on assessment, law and practice in the city of Minneapolis, Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. 1956
Report 59: Report on Care of the Chronically Ill, Medically Indigent in Minneapolis. 1956 -- Box 2, Folder 6
Unnumbered reports 1955 -- Box 2, Folder 7
Scope and Contents note
Final Report on Annual Reporting in the City of Minneapolis
Explanation of the League's position in support of charter amendments proposed by the League's Board of Directors to the Charter Commission on April 14, 1955
Report resulting from the meeting of the Committee on Aims and Philosophy.

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