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Inventory of the Columbus Memorial Association of St. Paul Records, 1935-1965.

Summary Information
Title: Columbus Memorial Association of St. Paul Records,
Dates: 1935-1965
Creator: Columbus Memorial Association of St. Paul.
Extent: 1 linear ft. (3 boxes).
Language: In English and Italian.
Collection Number: ITA
Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center

Access and Use


Records arranged in six series.

Biographical/Historical Note

Founded in 1929 as the St. Paul Chapter of the Columbus Memorial Association, the organization became incorporated in 1945 as the Columbus Memorial Association of St. Paul (Minn.). Its main objectives are "to maintain, perpetuate, and, if necessary, defend the historical accomplishments of Christopher Columbus, Discoverer of America." The organization seeks to maintain October 12 as an official holiday and supports local events celebrating Columbus.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Records (1935-1965) of the Columbus Memorial Association (St. Paul, Minnesota) include constitution of the Association; by-laws; membership records; financial records; correspondence; minutes; and a scrapbook. The scrapbook contains miscellany on the procedure of passing the Columbus Day Bill in the State of Minnesota Legislature (1945).

Related Material

Inventory available: folder level control.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Columbus Memorial Association of St. Paul.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • America--Discovery and exploration.
  • Italian Americans--Minnesota--Saint Paul--Societies, etc.
  • Columbus Day.