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William Watts Folwell Papers, 1856-1929

Summary Information
Title: William Watts Folwell Papers
Dates: 1856-1929
Creator: Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929
Extent: 11 boxes (4.3 cubic feet)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: uarc 965
The collection contains the papers of William Watts Folwell, first president of the University of Minnesota.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated to University Archives by the Folwell family and the Minnesota Historical Society. The collection is supplemented by one reel of microfilm of originals retained by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Preferred Citation:

William Watts Folwell papers, University Archives, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.


The collection has been arranged into the following series:

  • Correspondence
  • Professional
  • Publications and Writings
  • Speeches and Addresses
  • Personal
  • Miscellaneous

The collection was originally organized by file size, with repeating folder numbers. To avoid confusion, folder numbers have since been removed.

Biographical Sketch of William Watts Folwell (1833-1929)

William Watts Folwell, B.A. (1857), M.A. (1960) Hobart College, NY; LL.D. Racine College (1870), Hobart College (1878). Author of A History of Minnesota . Librarian (1869-1903), professor of political science (1884-1907), and first president of the University of Minnesota (1869-1883).

William Watts Folwell was born in Seneca County, NY on February 14, 1833. He attended Hobart College, NY, where he received his undergraduate degree in 1857 and M.A. in 1860. He was awarded LL.D.s from Racine College (1870) and Hobart (1878). After four years of teaching at Hobart, Folwell became interested in comparative philology and enrolled at the University of Berlin in 1861 for further education in the area.

With the outbreak of the Civil War, he returned to the United States to serve in the 50th New York regiment of Volunteers where he rose to the rank of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel of Engineers (1862-1865). After the Civil War, he went into a business partnership as one of the managers of a cooperative milling business in Ohio. During this period of his career, he studied economics and politics, subjects that become his areas of teaching.

In 1869 he accepted a teaching position at Kenyon College, Ohio. Later in the same year he accepted the presidency of the of the University of Minnesota, the first person to hold this position. In his inaugural address Folwell stated that the state should support the University, advocating free public high schools with curricula to prepare students for entrance to the University of Minnesota. Because of his influence on education in the state of Minnesota, Folwell was able to close the University's preparatory school in 1869, and espoused the creation of junior colleges. He supported a building program for the University and urged the creation of a geological and natural history survey (1872).

Folwell supported agricultural education and, in 1882, the agricultural extension service was established to meet the educational needs of Minnesota’s farmers. He promoted the academic study of education that preserved the University of Minnesota’s status as Minnesota’s land grant college. Folwell also served on a number of civic commissions and committees. In 1876 he was commissioner of the Centennial Exhibition, served as president of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts (1882-1892), member and president of the Minneapolis Board of Park Commissioners, and president of the Minnesota Historical Society (1924-1927).

After resigning the presidency of the University of Minnesota in 1883, he continued as chair of the political science department where he remained until his retirement in 1907. After his retirement, the University honored him by naming a new building Folwell Hall. In addition to his role as president and professor of political science, Folwell served as University Librarian from 1869-1903. He is also know for his four volume A History of Minnesota , published in 1921 by the Minnesota Historical Society. In 1925, Folwell received the first honorary doctorate awarded by the University of Minnesota. William Watts Folwell died at his Minneapolis home on September 18, 1929.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, personal materials, speeches, and writings of William Watts Folwell. Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name and chronologically under the name. Correspondents include 19 University of Minnesota Regents, 5 Minnesota Governors, 31 early presidents of U.S. colleges and universities, and many educators of national prominence including legislators and prominent state officials. Outgoing correspondence is arranged chronologically. All of these letters contain biographical information.

Speeches and addresses are filed by subject or by significant events with which they are association such as dedications and unveilings. Since much of Folwell’s writing is not in manuscript form, all written material including manuscripts were arranged under the heading of Writings. Personal materials cover Folwell's early education at Hobart and his time in the Civil War. Professional materials include correspondence with the University Board of Regents, and early schematics of the University and University buildings.

Related Material

Folwell family papers

Board of Regents records

Office of the President records

Separated Material

Folwell, William Watts, William Watts Folwell: the Autobiography and Letters of a Pioneer of Culture . Edited by Solon J. Buck, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1933.

A collection of papers of the Folwell family (1769-1933) are held by the Minnesota Historical Society.

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.
  • Buffington, LeRoy Sunderland, 1847-1931
  • Bull, Coates Preston, 1872-
  • Burton, Marion LeRoy, 1874-1925
  • Coffey, Walter Castella, 1876-1956
  • Coffman, Lotus Delta, 1875-1938
  • Countryman, Gratia Alta, 1866-
  • Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
  • Firkins, Oscar Wilde, 1864-1932
  • Folwell, William Bainbridge, 1878-1938
  • Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929 -- Archives.
  • Mayo, William James, 1861-1939
  • Northrop, Cyrus, 1834-1922
  • Pillsbury, John Sargent, 1828-1901
  • Sanford, Maria Louisa, 1836-1920
  • Schaper, William August, 1869-
  • Shepardson, George Defrees, 1864-1926
  • Sibley, Henry Hastings, 1811-1891
  • Snyder, Fred Beal, 1859-1951
  • Tuttle, James Harvey, 1824-1903
  • Upham, Warren, 1850-
  • Vincent, George Edgar, 1864-1941
  • Washburn, Frederick Leonard, 1860-1927
  • Winchell, Newton Horace, 1839-1914
  • Wirth, Theodore
  • Wulling, Frederick John, 1866-1947
  • Zeleny, Anthony, 1870-1947
  • Zeleny, John, 1872-
  • Mayo Medical School.
  • Minneapolis Board of Park Commissioners.
  • Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey.
  • Minnesota Historical Society.
  • University of Minnesota. Board of Regents.
  • University of Minnesota -- Charter.
  • University of Minnesota. Dept. of Agriculture.
  • University of Minnesota. Folwell Hall.
  • University of Minnesota. General Extension Division.
  • University of Minnesota. Law School.
  • University of Minnesota. Medical School.
  • University of Minnesota. School of Agriculture.
Material types:
  • Clippings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Manuscripts.
  • Speeches.
  • Buildings -- University of Minnesota.
  • Campus planning -- University of Minnesota.
  • Economics -- study and teaching.
  • Education, higher.
  • Education, higher -- Minnesota.
  • Educators, United States.
  • Faculty (education).
  • High schools -- Minnesota.
  • Junior colleges -- Minnesota.
  • Land grants -- law and legislation -- school lands.
  • Minnesota -- History.
  • Students -- military training.
Detailed Contents of Collection
 Location  Title
Box 4
Incoming, A  Box 4
Abbot, F.C., March 3, 1879.  
Note State Agricultural College, Lansing, MI, regarding salaries.
Adams, Charles K., May 6, 1895.  
Note University of Wisconsin President, congratulations regarding successful legislative appropriation.
Adams, Elmer E., 1920, 1923.  
Note Regent, legislator, journalist; regarding student fees; regarding football field as memorial to Cyrus Northrop.
Adams, Henry E., December 21, 1895.  
Note University of Michigan, regarding E.V. Robinson as a political scientist.
Alderman, William H., June 28, 1921.  
Note Division of Horticulture, regarding fruit breeding farm at Zumbro Heights and request to name apple after Folwell.
Allin, C.D., June 19, 1925.  
Note Political Science, congratulations on honor to Folwell.
Andersen, Frank M., October 26, 1923, November 16, 1926. 
Note History Department, Dartmouth College, NH, regarding death of Gabriel Campbell and Campbell's papers.
Anderson, William, May 7, 1921.  
Note Political Science, regarding plan for President's Lawn, inscriptions to be placed on trees to honor presidents.
Agell, James B., July 9, 1877, February 16, 1879.  
Note President of University of Michigan, regarding salaries.
Arnold, M.L., April 19, 1904.  
Note Critic, Minnesota Magazine and English Department, regarding article on change in curriculum.
Atwater, Isaac, November 11, 1887, August 16, 1890. 
Note Regent, regarding gift to library, request for interview.
Avery, H.N., February 12, 1898, February 17, 1898.  
Note Minneapolis Commissioner of Health, regarding contamination of University Spring.
Box 4
Incoming, B  Box 4
Bailey, C.M., December 16, 1919.  
Note Congratulations regarding Regents' action naming Folwell President Emeritus.
Baker, James H., May 11, 1906.  
Note U.S. Surveyor General, regarding land grants.
Baldwin, Clara F., September 28, 1903.  
Note Minnesota State Public Library Commission, regarding use of Library of Congress catalog cards in the U of M library.
Ball, Katherine, March 30, 1920, July 31, 1920.  
Note Minnesota Committee for Relief of German Children, regarding endorsing campaign report.
Bauer, George N., April 28, 1914.  
Note Department of Mathematics, regarding banquet for Dean H. Downey.
Beard, Richard O., May, September 1927.  
Note Department of Physiology and Hennepin County Public Health Association, regarding Mayo Foundation, banquet for H. Downy, C.N. Hewitt on his being offered Chair of Hygiene and Surgery.
Beardsley, Arthur, 1872-1873.  
Note Faculty, U of M and Swarthmore College, personal letters.
Bennett, John W., March 25, 1929.  
Note Regarding economics.
Benton, George H., January 8, 1898.  
Note Attorney, regarding Indianapolis plan for currency reform.
Bessesen, Henry J., March 24, 1902.  
Note Attorney, regarding his MA degrees.
Black, John S., May 14, July 22 1897.  
Note Requesting support of legislation.
Blakely, David, July 18, 1884.  
Note Minnesota Secretary of State and later General Manager of the Philharmonic Association of Minneapolis, regarding items paid for festival.
Bowman, J.B., November 27, 1872.  
Note Founder of Kentucky University, regarding land grants.
Brace, Harrison H., February 10, 1898.  
Note Attorney, regarding his book, Gold Production and Future Prices .
Bracken, Henry M., February 10, 1898.  
Note State Board of Health and Vital Statistics, regarding polluted spring water.
Brackett, George A., April 9, 1895.  
Note State Board of Charities and Corrections, resignation from Board of Regents.
Brewer, W.H., 1873-1874.  
Note Yale University, regarding microscopes and building ventilation, regarding chemist for U of M and Minnesota Geological Survey.
Bryant, Charles S., 1872, 1876.  
Note Regent, regarding possible faculty appointees.
Bryant, Julian C., January 30, 1880.  
Note Owatonna Schools, regarding state high school system serving as prepatories for the U of M and the U of M vs. St. Olaf and Carlton Colleges, Northfield, MN.
Buck, Solon J., 1919-1920, 1926.  
Note Minnesota Historical Society, regarding MHS executive council meeting, regarding amendments to MHS charter and by-laws, regarding papers of Gabriel Campbell.
Buel, Clarence C., October 1, 1926.  
Note  Minneapolis Tribune , regarding resignation of Gabriel Campbell.
Buffington, LeRoy S., 1882-1883, 1919.  
Note Architect, regarding plans for Drill Hall, regarding plans for Library (Burton Hall).
Bull, Coates P., 1912-1915.  
Note Department of Agronomy, regarding bronze tablet in memory of W.S. Chowen, regarding memorial service for W.S. Chowen, regarding early history of the School of Agriculture, regarding memorial services for J.D. Scofield.
Burt, David, 1874-1876.  
Note Minnesota Superintendent of Public Instruction and Regent ex-officio, regarding high school-U of M relations, regarding Donnelly's bill on text books and high school-university relations, regarding school legislation, regarding new departments at the U of M, regarding university class attendance.
Burton, Marion L., 1918-1920.  
Note President of the University of Minnesota, regarding cooperative plan of caring for grounds of fraternities and sororities, regarding cottage for nursing students, regarding conferring title of President Emeritus on Folwell, regarding Folwell's counsel to alumni.
Box 4
Incoming, C  Box 4
Campbell, Gabriel, 1876-1877, 1918.  
Note Early faculty member, regarding salary raise and salary claim.
Campbell, George E., December 2, 1922. 
Note President, Southern California section of the U of M Alumni Association; regarding telegram of congratulation regarding Folwell's History of Minnesota .
Cass, Andrew R., June 22, 1923.  
Chamberlain, Winthrop, April 28, 1922.  
Note  Minneapolis Journal , thanks for information regarding Northrop's coming to Minnesota.
Chase, George L., 1869, 1922. 
Chase, Ray P. 1926-1927.  
Note Minnesota State Auditor, regarding 1875 deed of conveyance to H. Beard, regarding supreme court decision on royalty tax from iron mines.
Chute, Richard, June 15, 1881.  
Note Regent, regarding Folwell's appointment as President of the University.
Clark, Edwin, 1906-1907.  
Note Hennepin County Pioneer's Association, regarding Uriah Thomas.
Clark, J.B., 1889-1890.  
Note Smith College, regarding political science notes on consumption.
Clark, Thomas A., December 28, 1928.  
Note Department of Mathematics and Civil Engineering, regarding L.G. Powers and history of State Labor Bureau.
Clark, William Smith, May 22, 1873.  
Note Massachusetts Agricultural College, regarding obtaining more land through grants.
Cleveland, H.W.S., December 16, 1872, November 3, 1891.  
Note Landscape Architect, regarding campus landscape and design.
Coffey, Walter C., 1924-1929.  
Note President of University of Minnesota, regarding Folwell's talks on agricultural education, rural electrification and E.A. Stewart's alleged relation to power trust, regarding circular "Agriculture in Minnesota."
Combination Gas Machine Company, October 16, 1877.  
Note Regarding lighting University buildings.
Commons, John R., 1899, 1918.  
Note Syracuse University, regarding study of civic and social problems, thanks for booklet on current problems.
Countryman, Gratia, June 17, 1895.  
Note Minneapolis Public Library, reaction to New York shelf lists and proposed change in library methods.
Crafts, Lettie M., January 26, 1894.  
Note Librarian, regarding closing library.
Crocker, Augustus L., 1895. 
Note Minneapolis Board of Trade, regarding William H. Low prize for debate or essay.
Croswell, T.H., October 1, 1913.  
Note Civil Engineer, Brainerd, MN, regarding Andrew Cass.
Crowley, C.M., October 1, 1913.  
Note St. Paul Water Department, appreciation of bridge builder poem.
Box 4
Incoming, D  Box 4
Dahlquist, John E., September 25, 1916.  
Note Managing Editor, Gopher , regarding jubilee edition.
Daniels, A.W., 1910, 1920.  
Note Surgeon, congratulates Folwell on being named President Emeritus, account of 1873 storm.
Davis, N.J, May 20, 1882.  
Note College of Medicine, regarding organization of Medical Department as examining body only.
Day, Frank A., November 7, 1923.  
Note President, Sentinel Publishing Co. (Fairmont, MN), later legislator and Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, regarding football.
Dietrichson, Mary W., February 18, 1925.  
Note Regarding her husband, Gerhard Dietrichson, Frankforter-Dietrichson case.
Dillon, Ingolf, November 13, 1920.  
Note Regarding welcome dinner for Coffman.
Dodge, James A., 1884, 1888.  
Note Department of Chemistry, regarding C.F. Sidener, regarding water filters.
Douglas, Arthur G., December 6, 1919.  
Note Alumnus, reminiscences about study days, Gabriel Campbell and J.E. Moore as teacher, mentions Lang, N.H. Winchell, J. Walker, and J. Brooks.
Downey, John G., April 1, 1912.  
Note Dean, College of Science, Literature and the Arts, regarding head of History Department.
Dunsmoor, F.A., July 2, 1888.  
Note Dean, Minnesota Hospital College, regarding lengthened term for medical student.
Dwight, Theodore W., March 9, 1870.  
Note Columbia Law School, regarding Law Department, plea for professional training.
Box 4
Incoming, E  Box 4
Eliot, Charles W., 1870-1872, 1903.  
Note President of Harvard, regarding military drill, regarding higher education, regarding requirements for BA.
Ely, Richard T., 1880s-1920s.  
Note American Economic Association, John Hopkins University, regarding endowments of graduate school of economics and politics at U of M, regarding Lubin Prizes, regarding William A. Schaper.
Engebretsen, E.M., March 3, 1879.  
Note Alumnus, appreciation of U of M and information regarding University of Christiana.
Box 4
Incoming, F  Box 4
Fairfield, Edmund B., February 26, 1879.  
Note Minnesota State Senator, regarding salaries.
Fellows, George E., April 18, 1896.  
Note University of Chicago, regarding Junior College work.
Fermer, Roy Y., February 12, 1924.  
Note Alumnus, reminiscences regarding moving books to the new library (Burton Hall).
Fiske, Willard, November 22, 1872.  
Note Cornell University, regarding librarian.
Flanagan, Charles G., March 26, 1894.  
Note Alumnus, purchasing missionary books for the library.
Fletcher, Loren, 1894, 1896, 1902.  
Note Congressman, regarding documents for the library, regarding appointment abroad for Folwell.
Ford, George W., 1881, 1902.  
Note Regarding G. Campbell's call on the way to Europe and purchasing Colonel Robertson's library, regarding book order.
Freeman, Edward M., 1921-1927.  
Note College of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics, invitation to Alumni Day, forestry report, request for report on Forestry Department from beginnings, regarding beginnings of forestry schools.
Fry, Susanna, January 27, 1899.  
Note Physician, corresponding secretary of the national W.C.T.U., regarding temperance lecture at University of Minnesota.
Furber, Pierce P., 1880-1881.  
Note Alumnus, requirements for degree in civil engineering, plans for gymnasium.
Box 4
Incoming, G  Box 4
Gale, Amory, February 22, 1874.  
Note Baptist clergyman, regarding Baptist educational work.
Gibson, Paris, January 20, 1893.  
Note U.S. Senator of Montana and former U of M Regent, regarding legislation affecting the University of Minnesota.
Gilfillan, John B., April 20, 1922.  
Note Regent, recollections regarding Northrop's appointment to president.
Goode, J. Paul, December 23, 1925.  
Note Alumnus, President of the University of Chicago, regarding Chicago paper misrepresentation of Folwell's speech; appreciation and iron ore mining.
Gooding, A.C., June 19, 1894.  
Note Regarding extension course in economics and political science.
Gortner, Ross A.  
Note Department of Agricultural Biochemistry, regarding U of M eligibility for receiving portion of Mrs. Frasch's estate.
Gray, John H., 1907-1917.  
Note Northwestern University, head of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, acceptance of appointment at U of M, suggests BA course in social sciences, request for resignation from Vincent and reply.
Gregg, Oren C., 1914-1922.  
Note Regarding beginnings of School of Agriculture, improvement of dairy stock.
Gregory, J.M., February 28, 1879.  
Note President of Illinois Industrial University, former President of Kalamazoo College, regarding salaries.
Guthrie, Dora M., February 28, 1879.  
Note Alumna, regarding Folwell's decision not to sit for memorial bronze.
Box 4
Incoming, H  Box 4
Hall, Christopher W., December 14 and 17, 1881.  
Note Department of Geology, regarding rock specimens and exchanges with high schools.
Hand, Daniel W., August 17, 1872.  
Note Department of Surgery, chair of physiology and medical hygiene at the University of Minnesota.
Hart, Albert B., March 28, 1896.  
Note Harvard University, regarding Callender as prospective faculty member.
Harvey, E.L., 1928.  
Note Department of History, regarding books and inquiry on church membership, regarding books and Ambrose Bierce's story about the Civil War.
Harwood, A.A., 1870-1872.  
Note Regent, regarding plan of organization of University, qualifications for chairmanship of the Department of Agriculture, requests written reports on condition and progress of all faculty members, regarding upcoming meetings of the Regents.
Haseltine, George C., 1877-1878, June 22, 1925.  
Note Alumnus, student appreciation and reminiscences.
Hays, Willet M., 1891, 1924.  
Note Regarding School of Agriculture library.
Herrick, Clarence L., October 13, 1889.  
Note University of Cincinnati, regarding himself and his work.
Herrold, George H., October 17, 1928.  
Note Stanford Club of Minnesota, requests that Folwell act as President of the University Hoover Club.
Hewitt, Charles N., 1880s-1890s. 
Note Minnesota State Board of Health, regarding sanitary inspections and "homeopathic elephant" at U of M, regarding U of M establishing first chair of Public Health in U.S. besides the University of Pennsylvania, regarding legislative actions, request for definition of status as a faculty member, request that proposed changes in his department be put in writing.
Hill, Albert R., June 22, 1915.  
Note President of University of Missouri, regarding his commencement address.
Hinrichs, A.F., April 16, 1929.  
Note Department of Agricultural Economics, regarding status of agricultural cooperation in Minnesota in respect to dairy industry.
Hinsdale, R.G., 1878.  
Note Hobart College, offer to award Folwell an honorary LL.D. degree.
Hosmer, James K., December 30, 1891.  
Note Minneapolis Public Library, regarding Putnam's resignation as head of the Minneapolis Public Library and asking Folwell's opinion of himself as a successor.
Hough, Franklin B., July 13, 1882.  
Note Forestry Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, regarding his book, Elements of Forestry , and regarding the first number of Journal of Forestry .
Hoyt, John W., October 9, 1875.  
Note Regarding Senator Morrill and possibility of working for further endowments.
Hutton, P.W., June 28, 1926.  
Note University of California, Berkeley, requesting a copy of University addresses and appreciation of the "Minnesota Plan."
Box 4
Incoming, J  Box 4
Jenks, J.W., March 31, 1896.  
Note Regarding Dr. Bullock of Cornell.
Johnson, E. Bird, 1911-1917.  
Note General Alumni Association, report on legislation, regarding continuous existence of the U of M from 1851, deliberate destruction of Board of Regents minutes, Mayo Foundation.
Johnson, Henry, November 7, 1893.  
Note Regarding possibility of Folwell's leading an extension course.
Johnson, John B., April 1, 1916.  
Note Dean, College of Science, Literature and the Arts, regarding publication of Folwell's addresses.
Jones, Frederick S., February 23, 1911.  
Note Dean of Yale University.
Judson, Harry Pratt, January 12, 1920.  
Note President of University of Chicago, regarding write-up on University; reminiscences of his classes at the University of Minnesota.
Box 4
Incoming, K  Box 4
Kedzie, R.C., January 12, 1893.  
Note Michigan State Agricultural College, suggestions for chemistry building at University of Minnesota.
Kelly, F.J., June 25, 1926.  
Note Invitation to reception for Crown Prince Gustav Adolph and Princess Louise of Sweden.
Kennedy, Joseph, 1908, 1918.  
Note University of North Dakota, regarding McVey or Gray as president of SUND, appreciation of economic addresses.
Kiehle, David L., 1880s-1890s.  
Note Minnesota Superintendent in Public Instruction, ex-officio Regent, offering cooperation in study of education system of Minnesota, suggests changes for president's report, temperance lecture to be given by Sperry of Carlton College, lecture series by Folwell.
Box 4
Incoming, L  Box 4
Lacy, Charles Y., August 30, 1926.  
Note College of Agriculture, regarding leaving the University, letter to D.D. Mayne attached dealing with first at College of Agriculture noting that there were no student applications at beginning, description of the first agricultural building.
Lansing, Robert C., March 9, 1929.  
Note Department of Rhetoric, source material regarding Professor Haecker.
Leach, George E., January 13, 1925.  
Note Mayor of Minneapolis, Winter Sports Play Days.
Lee, Thomas G., October 19, 1897.  
Note Medical School, regarding sidewalk from Medical Building to laboratory.
Leland, Leland F., January 9, 1929.  
Note Editor, Minnesota Alumni Monthly , regarding Folwell issue of the weekly on his 96th birthday.
Lentz, Bernard, October 1, 1915.  
Note Military Science and Tactics, comments of Folwell's article on military drill at colleges.
Liggett, William M., April 22, 1915.  
Note Agricultural Experiment Station and former Regent, regarding unavailability of pure bred dairy cattle at the University of Minnesota.
Linton, Laura, December 23, 1881.  
Note Alumna, expresses appreciation and makes reference to Professor Peckham.
Loos, Isaac, April 16, 1895.  
Note State University of Iowa, regarding debating league.
Box 4
Incoming, Mc  Box 4
McBride, John, September 11, 1911.  
Note Criticizes supposed "attack on Christian men."
McCloskey, William J., September 11, 1911.  
Note Inquiry regarding market for portraits in Minneapolis.
McLain, J.S., December 13, 1900.  
Note  Minneapolis Journal , regarding starting commercial course at the University of Minnesota.
MacLean, George E., 1892, 1923.  
Note Department of English Language and Literature, Chancellor for University of Nebraska and President of Iowa State University, personal letter regarding accident studies, reminiscences of his coming to the University of Minnesota, choice of Northrop as president.
McMillan, Conway, March 24, 1928.  
Note Department of Botany, regarding early experiences with the Board of Control while at the University of Minnesota.
McMillan, S.J.R., June 1-2, 1876.  
Note  U.S. Senator, regarding assignment of an army officer as instructor of military tactics.
McVey, Frank L., 1896, 1923.  
Note Department of Economics, regarding accepting faculty position and plans for work, regarding William A. Schaper.
Box 4
Incoming, M  Box 4
Marshall, William R., 1870s-1890s.  
Note Governor of Minnesota, regarding hiring of Mrs. W.J. Smith, Mrs. J.A. Bowman's efforts to obtain portraits of Carver, Nicollet, and other historic characters.
Marvin, James, February 25, 1879.  
Note Chancellor, University of Kansas, regarding salaries.
Matthew, Winfield, November 22, 1888.  
Note Acting President and Dean of Liberal Arts at University of Southern California, regarding political science text-book.
Mayo, William J., 1920, 1926.  
Note Regent, regarding rule of renewable head ships of departments rather than permanent appointments, establishment of the emergency hospital at Rochester.
Merriamn, Orland C., May 25, 1871.  
Note Regent, regarding statutes and reasons why they were not recorded.
Miner, James B., February 5, 1912.  
Note Department of Psychology, Secretary of Phi Beta Kappa, regarding request for help in getting French ambassador, Jusserand, as Phi Beta Kappa speaker.
Montgomery, Louise, February 4, 1907.  
Note University of Chicago Settlement, request for support of legislation regarding women and child workers.
Moore, James E., November 25, 1892.  
Note Department of Surgery, Personal news.
Morgan, George H., September 4, 1928.  
Note Military Science, regarding pamphlets on outlawing war.
Morison, Bradley L., October 16, 1928.  
Note  Minneapolis Tribune , regarding University Hoover Club.
Morris, Henry S., August 2, 1921.  
Note Requesting advice regarding sending daughter to University of Minnesota due to concerns regarding supposed socialist tendencies.
Moss, Lemuel, February 28, 1879.  
Note President of Indiana State University and former President of University of Chicago, regarding salaries.
Moulton, Charles W., March 5, 1888, September 25, 1891.  
Note Alumnus, Vassar, personal letter regarding salaries.
Box 4
Incoming, N-O  Box 4
Neill, Edward D., October 14, 1889.  
Note State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Regent ex-officio, myth regarding prison for Stillwater, capital for St. Paul, and University for Minneapolis; Neill's part in drafting original act creating a University of Minnesota.
Nelson, Knute, 1882, 1914-1915.  
Note Congressman, later Governor of Minnesota and U.S. Senator, to Governor Marshall regarding his interest in the University of Minnesota, his report on bill to amend anti-trust law, regarding Board of Regents matters.
Northrop, Cyrus, 1890s-1920s.  
Note President of the University of Minnesota, regarding W.J. Bryan prize, cut in pay for librarians, suggestions for committee meetings, conferences with architect on library (Burton Hall), request for Folwell to take Dean Pattee's classes during his illness, contributions for Pillsbury monument.
Olmstead, Frederick Law, June 28, 1870.  
Note Landscape architect, regarding dormitories and other University buildings.
Ormond, [Alexander T. ?], June 28, 1870.  
Note Princeton University, copy of letter regarding preceptorial system at Princeton.
Orton, Edward, February 27, 1879.  
Note President of Ohio State University, regarding salaries.
Box 4
Incoming, P  Box 4
Paige, James, February 25, 1893.  
Note Department of Law, regarding post-graduate classes.
Park, Herbert T., November 13, 1928.  
Note President of the Hoover Club of Minneapolis, thanks for help in Herbert Hoover campaign for U.S. President.
Parr, S.S., February 25, 1893.  
Note Superintendent of St. Cloud Public Schools, regarding University extension classes.
Parsons, Theophilus, April 7, 1870.  
Note Department of Law, Yale University, regarding study of law at Cambridge.
Partridge, George H., March 10, 1915.  
Note Wyman, Partridge and Co., Minneapolis, regarding serious consideration of Mayo Foundation.
Peckham, Stephen, circa 1916.  
Note Department of Chemistry and Physics, regarding early days of the Department of Agriculture.
Pettijohn, J.J., September 26, 1921.  
Note Assistant to the University of Minnesota President, regarding Bainbridge Colby's invitation to speak at convocation.
Phelps, William F., 1872-1880.  
Note President of First State Normal School (Winona), opposes legislation to instill high school departments in the normal schools, Rev. Burt's building up Carlton College at sacrifice of University of Minnesota ("manipulation by Bury as superintendent") under Governor J.S. Pillsbury, importance of keeping University nonsectarian, approval of chair of pedagogics, regarding University as leading educational force in the state.
Pickard, J.S., February 22, 1879.  
Note President of the State University of Iowa, regarding salaries.
Pierce, E.B., September 20, 1926, September 24, 1927, September 28, 1928.  
Note Registrar, regarding opening convocations.
Pierce, M. Frances, June 18, 1925.  
Note Graduate School, regarding $500 for research assistant.
Pike, William A., 1881-1882, 1888.  
Note Department of Engineering, regarding laboratory needs, summer professional work and student employment.
Pillsbury, John S., April 25, 1876.  
Note Governor of Minnesota, Regent, regarding hiring of Ms. W.S. Smith including letter from Smith.
Pope, Albert A., September 26, 1892.  
Note Regarding teaching economic value of good roads.
Porter, Edward D., December 3, 1881.  
Note College of Agriculture, reporting that 30 student will attend College of Agriculture, outlines course.
Powell, Louise M., November 30, 1918.  
Note Acting Superintendent of Nurses, regarding poor housing for nurses.
Pritchett, Henry S., April 1, 1907.  
Note Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, regarding retiring allowance granted to Folwell.
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Quavli, Nels, December 28, 1928.  
Note Alumnus, appreciation of Folwell, copy of book he wrote.
Reynolds, Benjamin M., December 8, 1881.  
Note Superintendent of Faribault Schools, approval of Minneapolis Tribune article on University and opinion that tours of the University should be arranged for prominent citizens.
Reynolds, Myra, June 30, 1903.  
Note English, University of Chicago, regarding O.W. Firkins' doctoral dissertation.
Robinson, Edward V.D., 1899, 1912.  
Note High School principal, Rock Island, IL, later Professor of Economics, requesting recommendation for principalship in St. Paul, refusal of superintendency of St. Paul schools.
Rockwood, Chelsea J., April 25, 1898.  
Note Alumnus, opinion regarding statutory continuity of the University.
Rollit, C.C., April 26, 1898.  
Note Regarding regiment of University of Minnesota for Spanish-American War, request to join regiment if formed.
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St. John, Nellis Finch, July 1, 1922.  
Note Alumna, reminiscences on opening of University in 1867 when she was a student.
Samoreaux, S.A., July 1, 1922.  
Note Alumnus, regarding new library (Burton Hall).
Sanford, Maria, 1890, 1910s.  
Note Department of Rhetoric, application for position, thanks for birthday letter, expression of appreciation of Folwell's speech.
Savidge, Emily T., November 25, 1928.  
Note Acknowledging note on death of William Savidge.
Scanlan, D.F., June 9, 1923.  
Note University of Oklahoma, regarding William Schaper as possible President of University of Oklahoma.
Schaper, William A., 1900, 1911.  
Note Department of Political Science, regarding receiving his doctorate, position at the University and information regarding his thesis and teaching experience, going abroad before coming to University, regarding advancement of professorship.
Schlenker, Carl, September 21, 1911.  
Note Department of German, regarding Folwell's election as honorary member of Campus Club.
Schmitz, Henry, October 21, 1927.  
Note Forestry, regarding beginnings of the School of Forestry, growth, and prominent alumni.
Schoonmaker, J.H., May 15, 1919.  
Note Department of Public Property, State of Minnesota, requests history of 3 small brass cannons of State Capitol grounds.
Sears, Walter J., March 22, 1920.  
Note President of the National Canners Association (Chillicothe, OH), regarding Folwell's opinion on economics.
Sewall, Hannah R., February 7, 1899.  
Note Political Science, regarding examination given and message from President Northrop.
Shaw, Albert, 1891-1893.  
Note Editor of Review of Reviews , regarding Minnesota history, miscellaneous publication policies, University history.
Shepard, Irwin, August 30, 1911.  
Note National Education Association, regarding time element in education.
Shepardson, George D., 1899-1900, 1910.  
Note Consulting Engineer, regarding incandescent lamps for main reading room of library promotion of F.W. Springer, Electrical Engineering, early night class in Mechanical Engineering.
Sibley, Henry H., 1876-1882.  
Note Governor of Minnesota and Army General, regarding refusal of War Department to assign military officer to University because terms of law require military instruction, report of committee on faculty and course of study, appointment to Board of Visitors to West Point in case a member is allotted to Minnesota, next meeting of Regents and resignation of Professor Campbell, regarding letter of Secretary of War to Senator McMillan, requests appointment of 1st Lt. John A. Lundeen as Professor of Military Science and Tactics.
Simonton, J.D., March 1, 1905.  
Note Regarding the University of Minnesota in 1858 when A.H. Barber was the only instructor.
Simpson, Charles, December 29, 1874.  
Note Minneapolis Board of Health, regarding vaccination in schools, requests that Board of regents require it of University students.
Smith, Samuel G., 1892-1896.  
Note Regent and later Professor of Sociology, regarding pay for work done, courses planned, registers dissatisfaction with amount of class work and hours when class is scheduled, suggestions for post-graduate work in sociology, regarding Professor Nachtrieb and anthropological museum.
Snyder, Fred B., February 26, 1915.  
Note Regent, thank you for suggestions.
Sommers, Charles L., March 12, 1915.  
Note Regent, regarding Mayo affiliation.
Stangeland, Charles E., January 25, 1915.  
Note Alumnus, regarding events during WWI while he was in diplomatic service.
Stechart, Gustav, May 13, 1892.  
Note Book importer, regarding book orders for library.
Stimson, John W., November 21, 1901.  
Note Regarding teaching art education.
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Tausig, F.W., March 30, 1896.  
Note Harvard University, regarding qualifications of G.S. Callander.
Taylor, Graham, February 27, 1909.  
Note Associate Editor Charities and the Commons , requesting write-up on Northrop
Thompson, Paul J., December 5, 1928.  
Note Minneapolis attorney, reminiscences of Minnesota politics read at memorial for James A. Petersen with the suggestion that they might furnish historical data for Folwell's History of Minnesota .
Todd, M.R., July 14, 1898.  
Note Regent, regarding value of a set of books.
Tolman, Albert N., June 11-12, 1898.  
Note University of Chicago, regarding O.W. Firkin's dissertation.
Tousley, Orson W., December 6, 1882.  
Note Superintendent of Minneapolis Schools and Regent, regarding Sibley's possible retirement from Board of Regents.
Tunell, George, July 26, 1894.  
Note University of Chicago, regarding program of courses, new library at the University.
Twining, Edward H., 1873, 1882.  
Note Columbia University, regarding scheme of studies in College of Science, Literature and the Arts, University governance, function of the Board of Regents, advice regarding College of Agriculture and building plans, powers of University President.
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U.S. Circuit Court via clerk Henry D. Lang, March 30, 1882.  
Note Regarding Minnesota Railway rate cases.
U.S. Coast Survey Office via J.E. Hilgard, February 1, 1875.  
Note Regarding procedure for establishing a trigonometrical station in a state.
U.S. War Department, 1875-1879, 1915.  
Note Regarding replacing Eli L. Huggins, military officer on University staff, orders relieving Huggins, laws on loans of arms to colleges, standards of military instruction.
Updyke, Stephen G., 1893.  
Note Pastor (Glencoe, MN), regarding continuation study and idea for organization for alumni.
Upham, Warren, 1900, 1912.  
Note Secretary and Librarian of the Minnesota Historical Society, regarding course on Minnesota history at University in a series of lectures that he would be willing to deliver, publication of Folwell's History of Minnesota and conference to discuss it.
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VanDerlip, John R., May 28, 1894.  
Note Minneapolis attorney, regarding cooperation between School of Fine Arts and the University of Minnesota.
Vincent, George E.; U of Chicago, later Pres., U of MN 1911-1916.  
Note University of Chicago and President of University of Minnesota, appreciation of Folwell's addresses, admiration of his "insight and foresight," bibliography of Folwell's writings, coming visit of Swedish minister - Folwell invited to speak, convocation on Northrop's 80th birthday, junior college concept includes Vincent's letter to F.M. Murphy stating his views.
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Walter, Frank K., 1922, 1929.  
Note University Librarian, regarding papers of O.C. Merriman, regarding naming of Folwell Club, regarding materials for University Archives.
Washburn, Frederick L., 1880, 1911, 1921.  
Note U.S. Bureau of Education, regarding possibility of coming to the University, serious condition of oak trees and recommended treatment, locust species and invasions.
Washburn, W.W., 1869.  
Note Principal of the University of Minnesota Preparatory School, notes that the matter of electing Folwell to University staff is pending, statement that Folwell will be elected to professorship, Folwell appointed to chair of Mathematics, state of affairs at the University and attitudes of Regents.
Watts, Frederick, December 9, 11, 1871.  
Note U.S. Department of Agriculture, regarding Morrill Act of 1862.
Webb, Alexander S., January 30, 1877.  
Note City College of New York, requesting Folwell's opinion of educational problem.
Wedelstasdt, Lucy M., October 31, 1928.  
Note Regarding "original" lines regarding Herbert Hoover.
Welch, Mary B., February 24, March 3, 1879.  
Note Agricultural College (Ames, Iowa), regarding salaries.
West, Rodney M., 1926.  
Note Registrar, regarding first use of terms, "junior and senior college.".
West, Willis M., June 9, 1881.  
Note Alumnus, regarding nonattendance at commencement, irritation regarding action of alumni.
Wheeler, A.S., 1872-1873.  
Note Yale University, regarding organization plan, faculty regent status, standards for degrees, mention of national figures such as Horace Greely and Jefferson Davis, regarding diploma format.
Wheelock, J.A., April 8, 1908.  
Note Editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press , regarding Folwell's communication recommending a new site for the campus.
White, Andrew Dickson, 1879, 1911.  
Note President of Cornell University, inquiry if Folwell could take his place during a 2 year absence, regarding secularization of university education.
Whitney, Helen, May 10, 1921.  
Note Biographer of Maria Sanford.
Whitney, W. Channing, December 5, 1885.  
Note Architect, requests interview to discuss library needs.
Wilkin, Matilda J. Campbell, July 30, 1884.  
Note Department of German and English, offers resignation.
Williams, J. Fletcher, June 24, 1886.  
Note Secretary and librarian of the Minnesota Historical Society, regarding loss of documents in fire and replacement efforts.
Williamson, H.M., May 28, 1898.  
Note Oregon Agriculturist, reminiscences of first graduating class of 1873.
Willis, Hugh E., May 28, 1898.  
Note Asks for opinion on new colleges in Arts College.
Wilson, Thomas, March 11, 1902.  
Note Regent, regarding salaries of W. Schaper, Folwell, and F.L. McVey.
Wilson, W.D., 1881.  
Note Registrar and administrative organizer of Cornell College, regarding faculty vacancies and appointments, suggests place for Folwell on Cornell faculty, salaries for professors and living costs.
Winchell, Newton H., 1872, 1883, 1897, 1911.  
Note Minnesota State Geologist, regarding geological survey of state, A.E. Dolbear as applicant for position as Professor of Chemistry, asks permission to engage man to draw up information on building stones of Minnesota, regarding value of museum to state and his discouragement at opposition, skit in The Citizen and thank you for approval of his work, separation of geological survey and the professorship.
Wirth, Theodore; 1906, 1929.  
Note  Minneapolis Department of Public Parks, regarding West River Parkway along the Mississippi River, honoring Eloise Butler by naming oak for her, other suggestions in view of Folwell's knowledge of Minnesota.
Witmar, Tobias, September 5, 1876.  
Note Regarding phonetic spelling.
Wood, George A., undated.  
Note Regarding death of Caroline Rollit Wood, Class of 1879.
Woodard, Blanche Owen (Mrs. H.M.), January 14, 1915.  
Note Regarding her father's illness.
Woodman, H.T., November 22, November 25, December 4, 1878.  
Note States his plans to buy Minnehaha Falls and erect "scientific museum" etc., offers chance to buy specimens.
Woods, Albert F., January 18, 1913.  
Note Department of Agriculture, regarding historical facts about the University and 25th anniversary of School of Agriculture.
Wulling, Frederick J., March 19, 1898.  
Note Pharmacy, appreciation of night law class he attended.
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Young, E.T., January 25, 1915.  
Note Attorney, regarding claims of O.C. Gregg for work done at the University.
Zeublin, Charles N., April 2, 1892.  
Note Secretary of the Chicago Society of University Extension, requests information on extension at University of Minnesota .
Outgoing Correspondence  
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1873-1922.  Box 1
Box 5
Chronological, 1869-1929. (2 folders)  Box 5
Box 1
Department of Agriculture, 1871-1916.  Box 1
Note Regarding Morrill Act of 1862 and the beginning of the College and School of Agriculture, including a manuscript by C.P. Bull.
Board of Regents, 1881-1914.  Box 1
Note Paper listing miscellaneous milestones in the history of the Board. Leaflet regarding the University and high schools (1872). Important resolutions (April 10, 1873) regarding general plan for buildings, scheme of offices and new offices, departments of instruction and consolidations of departments. Memo to the Board regarding endowment and revenue, grounds and farm, buildings, equipment, work plans. Letter from James B. Alexander (December 9, 1878). Petition requesting that the Board retain teachers during times of retrenchment (January 28, 1879). Folwell's plea for moving the campus to a new site (December 22, 1881). Abolishing student fee (June 29, 1882). Regarding length of school year. Regarding necessary increase in personnel (June 26, 1882). Regarding library plans (July-August 1882). Rules regarding payment of bills (August 10, 1882). Resolution regarding Henry H. Sibley on his death (1891). Regarding chair of pedagogy (February 11, 1902).
University Buildings, 1893-1906.  Box 1
Note Includes sketch of Drill Hall (undated); sketch of Agricultural Building (August 1873); information regarding Old Main, Folwell Hall.
Ray P. Chase case, 1928-1929.  Box 1
Note Restored to the University the rights it had under the territorial legislature, including the power of governance of the University to the Board of Regents.
Form of University Diploma, circa 1870s.  Box 1
Note Handwritten examples of possible University diploma.
Discipline and Demerit System, undated, 1870, 1882.  Box 1
University Equipment, 1881-1882.  Box 1
Faculty Applications and Recommendations, 1987-1895.  Box 1
University Class Instruction, 1870s.  Box 1
Legislation, 1882.  Box 1
Note Includes an act to provide and maintain a sunset home for senior citizens; a bill to appropriate money to encourage high school and academic education; a bill for the encouragement of higher education, a bill for the appropriation to the University of Minnesota.
Box 2
University Library, 1880s-1910. Box 2
Medical School, 1882.  Box 2
Organizations, undated, circa 1903.  Box 2
Note Non-University; Citizens Association of St. Paul, Political Science Club.
Political Science, undated, 1886-1909.  Box 2
Regulations and Resolutions, undated, 1870s.  Box 2
Note Includes auditors, purchase of supplies, terms of office of officers of instruction, an act creating judicial department at the University of Minnesota, powers of president and relation of the University of Minnesota to state geologist (1872). Recommendations regarding heads of departments (1877).
Schaper Case, 1917-1923.  Box 2
Note Regarding dismissal of Professor William A. Schaper from the University of Minnesota.
University Lands, undated, 1862-1924.  Box 2
University Organizational Plans, undated, 1869-1878.  Box 2
Note Includes faculty recommendations.
University Student Papers, undated, 1873-1906. (3 folders)  Box 2
Note Bryan Prize, Examinations, Night Law.
University, Miscellaneous, undated, circa 1868-1928. Box 2
Note Among significant items are: a comparison of the states as to square miles, population trends, etc.; notes for talk to graduate (circa 1876); statistics regarding the number of instructors, students, number in preparatory department (1868-1884); a tentative plan for partial protection against death, disability and old age for staff members (circa 1898); printing of catalog and almanac; incidental expenditures.
Box 5
Faculty, applications and recommendations 1868-1901. (2 folders)  Box 5
High Schools, 1870s-1880s.  Box 5
Note Folwell was influential in raising high school standards in Minnesota.
Box 9
University of Minnesota campus, circa 1900s.  Box 9
Note Early sketches.
University of Minnesota History, 1920s.  Box 9
Note Fragment regarding building at Drill hall; statement of policy in selecting officers to man the University; recollections of Charles R. Chute regarding the opening of the university in 1867; notes used by Folwell in writing the chapter on the University for volume 4 of The History of Minnesota .
University of Minnesota Seal, 1872.  Box 9
University of Minnesota students applications and recommendations, 1872-1875.  Box 9
Publications and Writings  
Box 2
Manuscripts, undated.  Box 2
Box 3
Miscellaneous, 1868-1912.  Box 3
Box 9
Religion, undated, 1903, 1927. (2 folders)  Box 9
Note Includes Folwell's version of the Gospel according to St. Luke.
University of Minnesota, undated, circa 1869-1887. (4 folders)  Box 9
Box 10
Political Science undated, circa 1871-1911. (3 folders)  Box 10
Minnesota Parks for Minnesota People, 1900.  Box 10
The Court Proceedings in the Trial of Dakota Indians, 1927.  Box 10
The Wages Question, 1894-1895.  Box 10
Historical Notes on the Library of the University of Minnesota, 1910.  Box 10
Miscellaneous Pamphlets, 1887-1910. Box 10
Biographical Memorial of Dr. Charles N. Hewitt, 1915.  Box 10
Box 11
American Commonwealths: Minnesota , 1908.  Box 11
Science of State, 1900-1910. Box 11
Note Lecture notes of a course in the Science of the State given to Graduate Students in Law.
History and Government of Minnesota, circa 1910s.  Box 11
Speeches and Addresses  
Box 6
Agricultural Education, undated, 1924.  Box 6
Chautauqua, 1886, 1897.  Box 6
Civic Education, 1881-1907. (2 folders)  Box 6
Civil War Veterans, 1885.  Box 6
Commencement, 1911.  Box 6
Dedications and Unveilings, 1909-1916.  Box 6
Note Dedication of Redwing Collegiate Institution; memorial tablet for Zebulon Montgomery Pike; cornerstone, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; short address at unveiling base relief of Bradstreet.
Education 1881-1921. (2 folders)  Box 6
Box 7
History, 1887-1910.  Box 7
Note Formation of the U.S. Constitution (1887); the Grand Convention (1897) address at ovation of George A. Brackett in response to the toast, "The Pioneer" (1910).
Holidays, 1860, 1918.  Box 7
Note July 4, 1860; Memorial Day at grave of General Morgan; Lincoln's birthday; Memorial Day 1918 delivered to University cadets.
Miscellaneous, circa 1874-1924.  Box 7
Note Journalism as a profession (1874); Hermean Society question and answer period (1886); culture-what and how (1906); lure of the city (1909); alumni banquet (1924).
Minneapolis Board of Park Commissioners presidential address, 1903.  Box 7
Personal undated, 1911-1923.  Box 7
Note Speeches regarding Maria Sanford, short address at funeral of N.H. WINCHELL, short congratulatory address on the 80th birthday of Cyrus Northrop, report of address to the Daughters of the American Revolution regarding Henry Hastings Sibley.
Political Science, 1882-1899.  Box 7
University of Minnesota undated, 1900s-1910s.  Box 7
Note "The University and Public Instruction" (undated); "Civil Education in the University;" reply to derogatory article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press (undated); response to toast to western colleges; argument for the establishment of a separate college of social and political sciences at the University of Minnesota (circa 1902); address at President LeRoy Burton's inauguration (1918).
Welcome addresses, undated, 1886-1888.  Box 7
Note To the University of Minnesota president; to Minnesota State Medical Society (1886); 10th annual session of the Minnesota Education Association (1886); to Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts (1888).
Economic Addresses, 1918.  Box 7
Note "The Ethics of Business," "Trusts," "The Single Tax," "Socialism True and False," "The New Economics." Also includes handwritten version of "The Ethics of Business."
Box 8
Is Teaching a Profession? 1877.  Box 8
Labor and Life, undated.  Box 8
Welcome to State Medical Society 1886.  Box 8
The Grand Convention, undated.  Box 8
Address to Minnesota Education Association, 1886.  Box 8
Sanitary Reform, 1886.  Box 8
Stephen Grellet, undated.  Box 8
Address to the Hennepin County Grange, 1890.  Box 8
Cooperation, undated.  Box 8
Ordinance of 1787, undated.  Box 8
The City Beautiful, undated.  Box 8
Universal Money, 1896.  Box 8
Gospel of the Kingdom 1898.  Box 8
Letter from Fort Riley, 1906.  Box 8
Organization of the Electorate, 1912.  Box 8
Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, 1923.  Box 8
The Morrill Bill of 1862, 1924.  Box 8
Convocation Address, 1924.  Box 8
Higher Ends of a University, 1926.  Box 8
Five Miscellaneous Addresses, 1893-1924.  Box 8
Note Brains built Minneapolis, Speech to Librarians, Organization of Education, Notes on Rent, Notes on Taxation.
Seven Miscellaneous Addresses, 1897-1918.  Box 8
Note Unveiling of the Fjelde Statue, Bradstreet Tablet, Statue of John H. Stevens; Funerals of Dr. J.H. Tuttle, Mrs. Mathilde Shillock, Prof. N.H. Winchell, Major General L.A. Grant; Reception of the Hjelm-Hanson Plaque.
Box 9
University Addresses, 1909.  Box 9
Note "Inaugural Address" (1869), "The Minnesota Plan" (1875), "The Secularization of Education" (1881), "The Civic Education" (1884).
Box 1
Biographical materials regarding student days at Hobart, undated.  Box 1
Box 3
Biographical, Clippings, 1857-1929. (2 folders)  Box 3
Note Some of the clippings were originally organized as a scrapbook.
Student Days, Orations, 1856-1857. Box 3
Student Days, Miscellaneous, 1856-1859. Box 3
Biographical, Miscellaneous, 1869-1929.  Box 3
Box 11
Index Rerum, 1858.  Box 11
Diary, 1883.  Box 11
European Diary, August 9, 1860-October 10, 1861.  Box 11
Early life to the Civil War, undated.  Box 11
Civil War Diary, 1862-1864.  Box 11
Dr. W.W. Folwell memorial, March 19, 1925.  Box 11
William Watts Folwell memorial convocation, February 20, 1930.  Box 11
Box 2
Miscellaneous papers, undated. Box 2
Philology, circa 1888-1902. Box 2
Box 5
Miscellaneous copied quotations reflecting Folwell's philosophy.  Box 5
Phonetics, circa 1870s-1900s.  Box 5
Note Contains mainly rough notes in Folwell's hand reflecting his special interest in the subject.
Public Health, circa 1880s-1910s.  Box 5
Note Legislative action and clippings concerning public health matters, a paper by Folwell, a note to Charles Hewitt regarding public health laws, memos regarding Hewitt and papers found in his scrapbook.
Box 11
Poetae Scenici Graeci (Book of Greek Poetry), 1889.  Box 11
West, Nathaniel. Ancestry, Life, and Times of the Honorable Henry Hastings Sible, LL.D. , 1889.  Box 11