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Minnesota State Public School

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Works: 84 works in 97 publications in 1 language and 950 library holdings
Genres: Registers (Lists)  Records and correspondence  Photographs 
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Admissions correspondence by Minnesota( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Superintendent's correspondence with county officials and members of the public regarding admission procedures, vacancies, and the admission of specific children
History of children by Minnesota( )

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Covers case file numbers 1-6822. Creation of the history books is thought to have ceased after 1922. Volumes may include adoption data
Case files by Minnesota( )

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Case file numbers 1-10635. File numbers 5877-10635 may contain a photograph of the student
Superintendent's correspondence by Minnesota( )

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The records include correspondence with parents, children, and foster and/or adopting homes; applications for employment; complaints by staff about working conditions and the children's behavior; a variety of circulars, reports, memoranda, and other miscellany; and information from vendors of office equipment, clothing, food, tools, and other merchandise, including advertising flyers and a number of illustrated corporate letterheads. There are letters about commitment of children, inquiries about resident children, reports on home visitations, and discussion of obtaining Christmas presents. Letters and circulars from the State Auditor and the State Board of Control deal with the amounts and status of appropriations of funds and with accounting policies and procedures. The correspondence of superintendent Galen A. Merrill and his clerk, Emily M. Oberlin, pertains to all aspects of school administration, including programs, personnel, supplies and equipment, placement and welfare of children, and contacts or affiliations with other social welfare groups and institutions
Store records by Minnesota( )

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Index to residents' records by Minnesota( )

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Each card includes the following information: name and case file number of student, date of admission, county of residence, date and place of birth, parents' names and residence, names of siblings, date placed and with whom, date adopted, date discharged (attained age of majority, returned to parents, returned to jurisdiction of county, died at institution)
Placement record by county by Minnesota( )

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Superintendent's subject files by Minnesota( )

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Biennial reports by Minnesota( )

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Daily movement of population records by Minnesota( )

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Daily and monthly statistics on children taken into and leaving the school, with names of those discharged, married, or adopted
Correspondence with the State Board of Health by Minnesota( )

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Correspondence and incidence reports on communicable diseases, particularly diphtheria (bulk 1916-1925); tuberculosis report forms, on which the institution reported monthly on cases admitted, discharged, or died (1914-1945); instructions for the prevention and control of communicable diseases; letters expressing concern over the possible health effects of a packing plant proposed for construction near the school (1916); and reports on the school's water supply and sewerage (1916, 1924)
Application record by Minnesota( )

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Minutes of the board of control and board of managers by Minnesota( )

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Minutes of the commission for the erection of a state public school (1885-1886), and of the school's board of control (1886-1905) and board of managers (1906-1917). They focus on construction and maintenance of the physical plant, school appropriations and finances, staffing, and placement or discharge of individual children
Buildings and improvements records by Minnesota( )

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Statistical record [history of children] by Minnesota( )

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Information on children, their parents, their family situation, and a record of placements. Data provided includes case number, name, sex, color, date and place of birth, residence, admittance data, cause of dependency, physical and educational status when admitted; parents' names, residence, nativity, occupation, financial situation, religion, and conjugal relations; numbers of male and female siblings; other relatives; remarks, usually on the child's home situation when admitted; and a sequential record of homes placed in, returns to the school, and final discharge or adoption
Photographs, baptismal certificates, diplomas, and diaries by Minnesota( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photographs of certain Owatonna students and their families, including Thomas Allen, the John Funk family, [Ivan Gomers?], Elsie Wiltse, Sylvia Rockwell, Herman Krese, and Katharine Stark; photographs of the school buildings and grounds (ca. 1895-1900) and school library (1933); baptismal certificates, diplomas, and certificates of award for school attendance apparently kept as samples (1913-1933); and diaries (1890, 1907) identified as belonging to Walter Rhodes but probably not both of his own writing. Also a photograph of Clara and Mary Radintz taken when admitted, August 17, 1892, with accompanying note and poem
Record of children received by Minnesota( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The school's admission book. In register format, gives each child's name; date of admission; sequential number (1-10000); sequential number by sex (males 1-5749; females 1-4251); county from which committed; nativity (ethnic background); whether or not the child was an orphan or half-orphan; whether or not the child was from a "Co. house" (presumably a county-run child facility) (to January 1927); age of the child upon admission (from January 1927); and occasionally (very sporadically after circa 1928) whether or not the parents were intemperate, criminal, or if they deserted the child
Superintendent's reports by Minnesota( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Placement record by Minnesota( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Information recorded: date(s), record number, indenture or placement number, child's name, guardian's name, post office, county, and remarks (dates and nature of each change in child's placement status, e.g., attained majority, returned to school, transferred, married, adopted, self-supporting, canceled, ran away). The pages in volumes 1 and 2 are headed "Indenture Record."
Journal and ledger by Minnesota( )

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Journal and corresponding ledger kept by the Board of Control for the school, itemizing state appropriations and contingency fund receipts and summarizing expenses for such generic categories as salaries and wages, provisions, household stores, clothing, fuel and light, medical, farm and shop, repairs, stationery, tools and machinery, instruction and amusement, and various capital and miscellaneous expenses
 
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Patty's journey : from orphanage to adoption and reunion
Alternative Names

controlled identityOwatonna State School

Minnesota. Public School, State

Minnesota State Public School

Minnesota. State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children

Minnesota State Public School for Dependent Children

State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children (Minn.)

State Public School for Dependent Children of Minnesota

State Public School (Minn.)

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English (53)