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Dayton Library Records

Identifier: HCL 010

Description of Contents

This collection contains building information, newspaper clippings, correspondence, plans, maps, and other administrative records documenting the history of Dayton Library from 1961 to 1993. The bulk of which is fromt he 1970s.


  • Creation: 1961 - 1993



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


The Dayton Reading Center was opened in the community center in 1968. It also operated a bookmoblie in Dayton. The building conditions deteriorated in the 1970s and resulted in the libary board voting to close the branch. The Dayton libary was closed and relocated to the Rogers Library in 1978.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 archival box)

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Fact sheets, brochures, building information, newspaper clippings, correspondence and other administrative records documenting the history and operations of Dayton Library in Dayton, Minnesota, from 1961 to 1993. Dayton Library was 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Portions of this collection (accession 2018.16) were previously managed by Hennepin County Library Officially Withdrawn, an organization for retired and former staff of Hennepin County Library and Minneapolis Public Library.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 later, see Rogers Library.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by KP McClintock, supervised by Jenna Jacobs, from September to December 2018.

Dayton Library Records
KP McClintock and Jenna Jacobs
November 2018
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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.