Marj Wunder Papers
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Brochures, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera documenting Marj Wunder's work as a peace activist. Edina Grandmothers for Peace, the Peace Garden at Lyndale Park (near Lake Harriet), the Honeywell Project, and the relationship between Minneapolis and Hiroshima, Japan, are especially well documented. Collection includes many programs from Peace Garden events and annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki remembrance days.
Most materials are arranged alphabetically. Scrapbooks are arranged chronologically.
- 1982 - 2009
- Wunder, Marjorie Irene (Person)
The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.
Marjorie Irene Munson Wunder was a peace activist in Edina and throughout the Twin Cities. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Peace Garden near Lake Harriet and the Minneapolis-Hiroshima friendship cities connection. Wunder was active in the Honeywell project (in protest of the company's war production) and Women Against Military Madness. She was a founding member of Grandmothers for Peace. Marj Wunder lived in Edina, Minnesota, with her husband Hollis Wunder and children Holly, Douglas, and Julianne. Wunder died October 1, 2021 at age 90.
1.89 Linear Feet (5 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
This collection was donated by Holly Wunder Stiles in May 2022 as accession 2022.27.
This collection was processed by Jenna Jacobs from August to December 2022.
- Lyndale Park (Minneapolis, Minn.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Lyndale Park Peace Garden (Minneapolis, Minn.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Parks -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Peace movements -- International cooperations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women and peace Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Marj Wunder Papers
- Jenna Jacobs
- December 2022
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.