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Parsons and Son Company papers

Summary Information
Title: Parsons and Son Company papers
Dates: 1907
Creator: Parsons and Son Company
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet
Location: High Bay
Language: English
Collection Number: N 39
Collection consists of blueprints for the Chisholm (Minnesota) Grade and High School, designed by the architectural firm Parsons and Son.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Northwest Architectural Archives, Manuscripts Division

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.


There are no restrictions on the use of materials in this collection. Copies can be requested if the condition of the originals warrants it.

Preferred Citation:

Parsons and Son Company papers (N 39), Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.

Biographical Note

The W.R. Parsons Company, which later became Parsons and Son, established offices in Des Moines, Duluth, and Fort Smith during the 1890s and early 1900s, and remained in practice until about 1910. It was one of the largest firms in Des Moines for a time and was composed of William, Cyrus Howard, Hattie E. and Anna E. Parsons.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of blueprints, including elevations, floor plans, and details for the Chisholm (Minnesota) Grade and High School, built in 1907-1908. There is also a set of specifications for this building.

Related Material

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.

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.
  • Parsons and Son Company -- Archives
  • Chisholm Grade and High School (Chisholm, Minn.) -- Designs and plans