Texas State Library and Archives Commission

An Inventory of Minnesota newspaper morgue files in the Prints and Photograph Collection at the Texas State Archives, 1923-1946


Title: Minnesota newspaper morgue files
Dates: 1923-1946
Abstract: These files contain photographs and clippings of Texas athletes, educators, entertainers, politicians, criminals, and other personalities between 1923 and 1946.
Quantity: 0.48 cubic ft.
Language English.
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in part with funds provided by the Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board for the Texas Archival Resources Online project.

Agency History

The Special Collections Department of the Minneapolis Public Library possesses a morgue of photograph and clipping files for several Minnesota newspapers dating from the late 1910s to the late 1940s. While incorporating appropriate files into its Minneapolis Collection, the department transfers files pertaining to Texas to the Texas State Archives.

Scope and Contents of the Records

These files contain photographs and clippings of Texas athletes, educators, entertainers, politicians, criminals, and other personalities between 1923 and 1946. The images are mostly portraits and staged publicity photographs, although some capture spontaneous newsworthy events. Prominent in the collection are Texas Christian University football players Ki Aldrich and Sam Baugh, Governor James V. Allred, and the Badgett quadruplets of Galveston.


Arrangement of the Records

These files are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the subject.


Restrictions on Access


Restrictions on Use

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.

Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Aldrich, Ki.
Baugh, Sam, 1914-.
Allred, James V, 1899-1959.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Governor, 1935-1939 (Allred).
Document Types:

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Minnesota newspaper morgue files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2001/086

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Minneapolis Public Library on June 22, 1999; February 22, 2000; May 24, 2000; and September 18, 2000.

Processing Information

Hans Rasmussen, February 2001


The Minneapolis Public Library sends files to the State Archives at its convenience.

Detailed Description of the Records


Minnesota newspaper morgue files

2001/086-1 Aldrich, Ki [photos 2001/086-1 thru 5]
Alexander, Durelle [photos 2001/086-6 thru 7]
Allensworth, Mrs. Andrew Jackson (nee Eloise Ball) [photos 2001/086-8 thru 9]
Allred, Governor James V. [photos 2001/086-10 thru 14]
Anderson, Colonel Frank Andy [photo 2001/086-15]
Arnold, J. A. [photo 2001/086-16]
Austin, Texas (Texas Governor's Mansion, Travis County Courthouse) [photos 2001/086-17 thru 18]
Avers, Austin [photo 2001/086-19]
Aves, Etheldreda "Dreda" [photo 2001/086-20]
Axson, Stockton [photo 2001/086-21]
Badgett quadruplets [photos 2001/086-22 thru 56]
[7 folders]
Baer, George [photo 2001/086-57]
Baggett, Lynne [photo 2001/086-58]
Baggett, Corporal William [photo 2001/086-59]
2001/086-2 Barkeley, Antonia [photo 2001/086-60]
Barker, L.V. [photo 2001/086-61]
Barner, W.E. [photo 2001/086-62]
Barns, Dr. Florence Elberta [photo 2001/086-63]
Barr, Juanita Elizabeth [photos 2001/086-64 thru 66]
Barrow, Cummie [photos 2001/086-67 thru 69]
Barry, Maggie W. [photos 2001/086-70 thru 72]
Baugh, Sam [photos 2001/086-73 thru 107]
[7 folders]