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Minneapolis Charter Collection M/A 2000.165.01

Minneapolis Charter Collection M/A 2000.165.01

Creator:Minneapolis. Charter Commission.
Title: Minneapolis Charter Collection
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


The Minneapolis Charter was created in 1872 by the Minnesota State Legislature. The charter works as the constitution or legal document that governs the City of Minneapolis. In 1898, the State gave jurisdiction to establish the Minneapolis Charter Commission, which takes on the role of reviewing and creating proposals for the Charter. The Minneapolis Charter Commission works in close contact with citizens and politicians alike to create these Charter proposals, or rules, laws, and structures governing Minneapolis.

Description of the Collection

This collection consists of primary drafts and proposal changes from various time periods in the City's charter history. It also includes some correspondence and notes from 1894-1903. Materials include: proposed 1898 draft one, draft two; charter plan proposed as an amendment to the home rule charter March 17, 1936 (first edition book no. 189); proposed charter, 1938 (galley sheets); home rule charter 1948; supplement to Minneapolis charter and ordinances July 1, 1957 and proposed Norton drafts one and two.

Subject Headings


Minneapolis (Minn.)--Charters.
Minneapolis (Minn.)--Politics and government.

Table of Contents

Charter drafted by the Minneapolis Charter Commission January 6, 1898 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Charter plan, proposed amendment to home rule charter March 17, 1936 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Proposed Charters, Gallery Sheets 1938 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Home Rule Charter 1948 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Supplement to Minneapolis Charter and ordinances July 1, 1957 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Letters, correspondence, and notes relating to the Minneapolis Charter 1894-1903 -- Box 1, Folder 6
Proposed Charter, Draft 1 1898 -- Box 1, Folder 7
Proposed Charter, Draft 2 1898 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Proposed Norton Charter, Draft 1 -- Box 1, Folder 9
Proposed Norton Charter, Draft 2 -- Box 1, Folder 10

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