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Carl Warmington Papers

Identifier: M/A 0062
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Description of Contents

Collection consists of biographical reminiscences, letters, family photos, and photos taken in 1930s of Anchor hotel, Men’s Bureau, Union City Mission, and Gateway District. Written materials include manuscript memoirs by Warmington.


  • Creation: 1924 - 1992


Access Restrictions

The physical collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours. Photographs from this collection are available in the Carl Warmington Collection in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections.


Carl Warmington was a musician, social worker, and Minneapolis resident. Collection includes biographical reminiscences, especially about the Depression and Warmington's days as a member of a Jazz band during the 1920s. Also includes photos from his days as director of the Homeless Men's Bureau (early 30s) and manuscripts. Warmington was born on September 5, 1907, in Dubuque, Iowa. He lived in Minneapolis from 1909 to 1936 at 3105 Clinton Ave. with his parents. He married Ruth Carter in 1936 and the couple lived in St. Paul until 1938 when Carl accepted the Executive Secretaryship of the Kansas City, Kansas, Community Chest and Council. The Warmingtons did not return to live in Minnesota until 1978 when they briefly lived near Lake Harriet before they moved to Florida in 1980. Carl Warmington died on December 17, 2006, in Bradenton, Florida.


0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

Warmington, Carl. Living a full life during the 20th century: an autobiography. F614.M553 W37 1999

Carl Warmington Papers
Marsha Collins
December 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

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