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Penn Lake Library Records

 Collection
Identifier: HCL 025

Description of Contents

This collection contains fact sheets, brochures, building information, newspaper clippings, correspondence, plans, maps, and other administrative records documenting the history of Penn Lake Library from 1965 to 2003. Bulk dates 1960s-1970s.

Dates

  • 1965-2003

Creator

Access Restrictions

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

History

The Penn Lake Library opened in 1970. It was the first free-standing library built in the City of Bloomington. The library was renovated in 2003. In the decades before 1970, the library operated out of various locations in the community including Bloomington Schools Administration Building from 1954 to 1957 and Lincoln High School 1957 to 1962.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 archival box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Fact sheets, brochures, building information, newspaper clippings, correspondence and other administrative records documenting the history and operations of Penn Lake Library in Bloomington, Minnesota, from 1965 to 2003. Penn Lake Library is part of the Hennepin County Library.

Custodial History

Portions of this collection (accession 2018.16) were previously managed by Hennepin County Library Officially Withdrawn, an organization for retired and former staff of Hennepin County Library and Minneapolis Public Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection contains materials transferred to the archives by Hennepin County Library administration in 2017 as accession 2018.38 and in 2018 as accession 2018.16.

Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

This is one of many collections documenting Hennepin County Library locations. For photographs, see HCL 002 Hennepin County Library Photographs. For earlier, see Bloomington Library. See also Oxboro Library and Bloomington West Library.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by KP McClintock, supervised by Jenna Jacobs, from September to December 2018.
Title
Penn Lake Library Records
Status
Completed
Author
KP McClintock and Jenna Jacobs
Date
December 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.
612-543-8200