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Peter P. Quist Collection M/A 2005.04.01-02

Creator:Quist, Peter P., 1854-1939
Title: Peter P. Quist Collection
Dates:n.d., 1904-1930
Quantity: 2.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

Biography

Quist was born in Sweden in 1854 and came to the United States when he was 10 years old. As an adult, he took great pains to tell the story of his parents and other members of his extended family. He then reproduced these memoirs. He worked as the State Weighmaster, and he was a member of the Grain Dealers National Association, the Terminal Grain Weighmasters National Association, and the Weighmaster and Scales organizations. As a member, he gave numerous addresses to these various national business organizations. He died in Minneapolis in 1939.


Collection Description

The Peter P. Quist collection consists of two boxes. Box one includes the manuscript drafts and the final printed version of his memoirs. It also includes materials pertaining to the Augustana Synod Laymen's Pension Committees, the Minnesota Railway and Warehouse Commission (written in Swedish), and the Scandinavian Relief Association of Red Wing. Box two includes profession materials from his position as the State Weighmaster for grain.


Subject Headings

Subjects

Authors, American--Minnesota.
Businessmen -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Swedish Americans -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- History

Table of Contents


Quist Family final family history booklet 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Memoirs: Born in Sweden 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Memoirs: Return visit to Sweden 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Memoirs: Quist Family 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Memoirs: Family 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Memoirs: Family 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 6
Memoirs: Family Register 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 7
Memoirs: Family, Audios 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Memoirs: Family, John 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 9
Memoirs: Family, Nels 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 10
Memoirs: Family, Ola 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 11
Memoirs: Pernilla O'Felt 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 12
Memoirs: Early days 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 13
Memoirs: Early days 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 14
Memoirs: Early days 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 15
Memoirs: Grasshopper scourge in 1874-1877 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 16
Memoirs: Poem 1922 -- Box 1, Folder 17
Memoirs: Vacation in Florida 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 18
Memoirs: Vacation in Florida 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 19
Memoirs: Minnesota Historical Society annual meeting 1929 -- Box 1, Folder 20
Correspondence 1926 -- Box 1, Folder 21
Augustana Synod Laymen's Pension Committee 1916-1918 -- Box 1, Folder 22
Minnesota Railway 8 Warehouses Commission n.d. -- Box 1, Folder 23
Scandinavian Relief Association of Red Wing n.d. -- Box 1, Folder 24
Address of Peter Quist to Scale Inspectors June 22, 1929 -- Box 2, Folder 1
Terminal Weighing of Grain: Article by Quist for the National Grain Journal March 1923 -- Box 2, Folder 2
Why State Inspection and Weighing of Grain at the Terminal Markets in Minnesota? Speech by Quist September 26, 1930 -- Box 2, Folder 3
Business and miscellaneous n.d., 1928 -- Box 2, Folder 4
Business, miscellaneous State of Minnesota 40th Session H.F. No. 22: Act to create Bureau of Grain Inspection 1917 -- Box 2, Folder 5
Business Clippings, miscellaneous from trade journals 1926, 1928 -- Box 2, Folder 6
Correspondence pertaining to building a better boxcar 1928-1929 -- Box 2, Folder 7
Business correspondence 1904-1928 -- Box 2, Folder 8
Newspapers, state news May 1930 -- Box 2, Folder 9
Grain Dealers National Association 1927, 1929 -- Box 2, Folder 10
Grain Dealers National Association, business correspondence 1927-1929 -- Box 2, Folder 11
Minnesota Association of Inspectors of Scales and Measures 1928 -- Box 2, Folder 12
Terminal Grain Weighmasters National Association 1924 -- Box 2, Folder 13
Terminal Grain Weighmasters National Association 1926-1927 -- Box 2, Folder 14
Terminal Grain Weighmasters National Association, Boston 1928 -- Box 2, Folder 15
Clippings, Weighmaster and Scales ca. 1920s -- Box 2, Folder 16
Weighmaster and Scales, correspondence 1919-1928 -- Box 2, Folder 17
Weighmasters and Scales conference 1921 -- Box 2, Folder 18
Weighmaster and Scales conference addresses 1925-1926 -- Box 2, Folder 19


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