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Title Clay County Historical Society Essay Contest Collection
Call Number MSS 14
Extent 1 box
Dates of Creation 1956-1960
Scope & Content The collection contains all of the essays entered into the essay contest that was sponsored by the Clay County Historical Society from 1956-1960. There is also a folder of general correspondence about the essay contest.
Admin/Biographical History Between the years 1956-1960 the Clay County Historical Society sponsored an essay contest for both students and adults in Clay County. According to the letter that they sent out to potential entrants the purpose of the contest was: “(a) to stimulate interest in the history of Clay Co., (b) to increase skill in recognizing, gathering and writing local history, and (c) to increase the store of historical material being accumulated by the society for the benefit of the schools and the people of Clay County generally.” There was no restriction on what to write about so the topics of the essays run the gamut of possibilities. 1st prize received $25, 2nd prize received 10 dollars, and 3rd 4th and 5th prize received $5.
Subjects Clay County Historical Society
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Collection acquired between 1956-1960 as people entered the contest. Accession numbers: 56.51, 57.35, 58.40, 59.29, 60.31, 60.32
Containers General Information, 1956-1959
1956 Contest
1957 Contest
1958 Contest
1959 Contest
1960 Contest
Undated Essays, [1956-1960]