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Dorothy Burke Collection M/A 1994.11.01

Dorothy Burke Collection M/A 1994.11.01

Creator:Burke, Dorothy, 1917-1992
Title: Dorothy Burke Collection
Dates:1870-1991
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

Biography

Dorothy Burke was born in Minneapolis, MN on December 8, 1917. She was responsible for helping form the Minneapolis History Collection at the Minneapolis Public Library and acted as its curator for many years. After retiring from her position, she volunteered with the Hennepin County Historical Society and performed much of the cataloging and reorganization work needed after its renovation in the mid-1980s. She died on November 20, 1992 in Saint Louis Park, MN.


Collection Description

One box. The collection contains 23 folders of material concerning Minneapolis's newspaper industry. Particular areas of focus are Minneapolis newspapers, Minneapolis newspeople, the area of Downtown Minneapolis on 4th Street formerly known as Printer's Row, hotels and other major buildings in Downtown Minneapolis, and several other related areas of interest. There are also several hundred printed catalog cards on the same topics.

There are also a variety of loose programs, pamphlets, and other ephemera concerning Minneapolis -- chiefly its buildings, architecture, and preservation thereof -- from throughout the mid to late 20th century.


Subject Headings

Associated Titles

Minneapolis Morning Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1909).
Minneapolis Star and Tribune.

Subjects

American newspapers--Minnesota--Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Journal.
Newspaper publishing--Minnesota--Minneapolis.
Newspapers--Minnesota--Minneapolis.
Reporters and reporting--Minnesota--Minneapolis.

Places

Minneapolis (Minn.) -- History.

Table of Contents


Collective Newspapers 1893-1989 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Scope and Contents note
Contains various notes, clippings, and other material related to Minneapolis's collectively owned newspapers.
Newspeople G-R approximately 1900-1986 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Scope and Contents note
Contains information on people associated with the Minneapolis newspaper industry with last names from G to R, namely notes from a 1986 interview with Edward Franey, a retired copywriter from the Minneapolis Times and Minneapolis Tribune, conducted by Barbara Flanagan and Dorothy Burke. It also includes a number of photographs of Printer's Row/4th Street in Downtown Minneapolis, some of which have notes on them regarding the buildings shown.
Newspeople A-F 1940-1991 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Scope and Contents note
Contains newspaper clippings and obituaries for various people associated with the Minneapolis printing and newspaper industries with last names from A to F.
Newspapers S-Z 1890-1986 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Scope and Contents note
Contains newspaper clippings and excerpts from other sources on newspapers with names from S to Z.
Newspapers M-R 1972, 1987 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Scope and Contents note
Contains newspaper clippings on newspapers with names from M to R.
Newspapers G-L 1883-1938 -- Box 1, Folder 6
Scope and Contents note
Contains newspaper clippings and excerpts from other sources on newspapers with names from G to L.
Newspeople T-V 1895, 1937 -- Box 1, Folder 7
Scope and Contents note
Contains information on people associated with the Minneapolis newspaper industry with last names from T to V, namely a running transcript of a 1930s Minneapolis Journal column by Agnes von Scholten on life and society in Minneapolis during the 1880s. There is also a photograph of 4th Street and Nicollet Ave. from 1895.
Newspapers A-F 1949 July 28 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Scope and Contents note
Contains information on newspapers with names from A to F, namely a Minneapolis Star article on a false Associated Press bulletin.
Hotels A-Z 1902-1983 -- Box 1, Folder 9
Scope and Contents note
Contains newspaper clippings and excerpts from other sources regarding Minneapolis hotels.
Photographs approximately 1887-1960 -- Box 1, Folder 10
Scope and Contents note
Contains various photographs of Downtown Minneapolis, Minneapolis newspaper buildings, and people involved in the Minneapolis newspaper industry. Many photographs include notes on their source.
Robert Woodson 1986 June 13 -- Box 1, Folder 11
Scope and Contents note
Contains an obituary for Robert Woodson, an engineer and camera designer.
Newspeople S-Z approximately 1946-1975 -- Box 1, Folder 12
Scope and Contents note
Contains newspaper clipping and excerpts from other sources regarding people associated with the Minneapolis newspaper industry with last names from S to Z.
Other People A-Z 1881-1979 -- Box 1, Folder 13
Scope and Contents note
Contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, and excerpts from other sources regarding various other people of general interest from Minneapolis.
Newspeople G-R 1937-1984 -- Box 1, Folder 14
Scope and Contents note
Contains newspaper clippings and excerpts from other sources regarding people associated with the Minneapolis newspaper industry with last names from G to R.
Minneapolis to 1875 1870-1943 -- Box 1, Folder 15
Scope and Contents note
Contains notes and excerpts from other sources on life in Minneapolis through approximately 1875.
Maps After 1900 approximately 1925, 1965, 1967 -- Box 1, Folder 16
Scope and Contents note
Contains several different maps of Minneapolis dating from the 20th century.
Maps Before 1900 1885, 1892 -- Bin 1, Folder 17
Scope and Contents note
Contains several different maps of Minneapolis dating from the 19th century.
Notes on 4th Street 1904-1943 -- Box 1, Folder 18
Scope and Contents note
Contains newspaper clippings and notes specifically concerning 4th Street.
Notes on 4th Street (continued) approximately 1900-1979 -- Box 1, Folder 19
Scope and Contents note
Contains additional information on 4th Street, specifically directory listings for newspapers as well as information on the Six o'Clock Club.
Listing of Dates approximately 1984 -- Box 1, Folder 20
Scope and Contents note
Contains a listing of important or noteworthy dates in Minneapolis history taken from a 1984 calendar.
Buildings 1886-1969 -- Box 1, Folder 21
Scope and Contents note
Contains clippings, notes, and excerpts from other sources on important buildings in Downtown Minneapolis -- chiefly those related to newspapers or printing.
Artists, Photographers, and Cartoonists 1881-1990 -- Box 1, Folder 22
Scope and Contents note
Contains clippings, notes, and excerpts from other sources on Minneapolis artists, photographers, and cartoonists.
Printing and Typography 1962-1990 -- Box 1, Folder 23
Scope and Contents note
Contains notes and excerpts concerning printing, typography, and other processes or technologies related to newspapers.


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