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Matilda Victorine Bailiff Scrapbook and Photographs

Identifier: M/A 0003

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5 boxes. The collection consists of a scrapbook - broken into 4 boxes - organized in loose chronological order. Relatives’ materials are scattered; other acquaintances and their families’ materials are collected to when Matilda first knew them.

Matilda Victorine Baillif’s work: My Autobiography: In Pictures and Other Mementos. The title page contains a note dated April 20, 1947 that indicates Baillif created the scrapbook for the Hennepin County Historical Society’s Bloomington Collection.


  • 1870 - 1950



The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.


Matilda Victorine Baillif was born in Bloomington, Minnesota on March 24, 1883. The daughter of Matilda Pepin and Jules Adolph Baillif, she had 5 brothers (Joseph Adolphus, John Theodore, Victor Alfred, Julies Earle, and Louis Oswald) and 1 sister (Stella Cordella). She graduated from Osakis High School, and received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Minnesota. Baillif was licensed to teach a variety of subjects in Douglas, Hennepin, and Todd counties. She also worked as a court statistician. In the 1930s, Matilda Baillif began working as a private research counselor in Minneapolis and continued this work even after suffering a stroke in 1943 and a disabling hip injury in August 1948. Throughout her life, Baillif maintained ties to a large extended family. She died on February 3, 1957.


5 boxes (5 boxes)

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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.