Research Reports

An Inventory of the Public Land Surveys Records for Minnesota: The Special Instructions

Principal Investigator:

Rod Squires

May 2008

Report no. Mn/DOT 2008-05

Projects: An Inventory of the Public Land Survey Records for Minnesota

Topics: Planning

This research report makes a preliminary inventory of these records, particularly those housed in the voluminous correspondence files kept by the following individuals: the Surveyors General of Wisconsin and Iowa, which are now housed in the Iowa State Archives in Dubuque, Iowa; the Surveyors General of Minnesota, which are now housed in the Minnesota State Archives in the Minnesota History Center in St Paul; and the Commissioners of the General Land Office, which are now housed in the National Archives, Washington D.C. The research also makes recommendations regarding future efforts to make such records widely available in an electronic format.

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