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Correspondence, Personal (Outgoing)


Description of Contents

From the Collection:

Ten boxes of materials from 1836-2006, pertaining to the life and work of Gratia Alta Countryman. Included in the collection are four boxes of personal and professional correspondence from 1876-1997. Two boxes of speeches and other writings related to the library profession and the Minneapolis Public Library from 1904-1948, as well as clippings from 1888-2006. One box of photographs, a drawing book, an autograph book, and a Countryman family photograph album. Also in the collection is a box of biographical honoraria, ephemera, and mementos; one box of documents regarding the Countryman legacy and estate; and a memory book created by the staff of Minneapolis Public Library on the occasion of Countryman's retirement.


  • 1836 - 2006
  • Majority of material found within 1886 - 1925

Access Restrictions

The physical collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours. Photographs from this collection are available in the Gratia Alta Countryman Collection in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections.


From the Collection: 10 boxes (10 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.