International Institute, St. Paul

International Institute, St. Paul

The last photograph of the International Institute (183–187 West Kellogg, St. Paul) taken before the building was demolished to make room for the St. Paul Civic Center. The Japanese American Resettlement Committee was organized there on October 5, 1942. The St. Paul Resettlement Committee held meetings and hosted cultural activities for Japanese and Japanese Americans in the International Institute's club rooms. Photo by Lucy Jackson Habermann, 1970.

International Institute, St. Paul

International Institute, St. Paul

International Institute, 183–187 West Kellogg, St. Paul, 1949 (second building on the right). Just left of that is the building used as the St. Paul Resettlement Hostel. The International Institute moved into this building in June of 1946.

St. Paul Resettlement Committee meetings and cultural activities for Japanese and Japanese Americans were held in the club rooms at the International Institute.

St. Paul Police Department Reform, 1933–1940

After the intense violence of the first few decades of the twentieth century, the St. Paul Police Department (SPPD) experienced a period of steady growth and relative social calm in the 1930s. During these "quiet years," the department expanded, reformed its policies, and experimented with new ideas and technologies.

Police carrying out a raid on slot machines

Police carry out a raid on slot machines, St. Paul, 1935. Photograph by the St. Paul Daily News.

Scan of St. Paul Police patch

St. Paul Police patch worn with uniform

St. Paul Police patch (worn with green uniform), ca. 1930–1964. Used with the permission of the St. Paul Police Historical Society.

Photograph of John J. O'Connor’s chief-of-police badge

John J. O'Connor’s chief-of-police badge

John J. O'Connor’s chief-of-police badge, used in St. Paul ca. 1900–1920. Used with the permission of the St. Paul Police Historical Society.

Photograph of police officers with motorcycles, St. Paul, 1941.

St. Paul police officers with motorcycles

Police officers with motorcycles, St. Paul, 1941.

Photograph of St. Louis County Courthouse and Duluth City Hall

St. Louis County Courthouse and Duluth City Hall

St. Louis County Courthouse and Duluth City Hall, where the first damages hearing related to Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co. was tried in 1993. Photograph by Flickr user Tony Webster, December 29, 2016. CC BY-NC 2.0.

Moorhead’s Saloon Era, 1890–1915

For twenty-five years, between 1890 and 1915, Moorhead, Minnesota, was infamous for being a rough and rowdy saloon town. The reputation was well deserved, as alcohol sales were the city’s number one industry

View (photograph) of Main Avenue from Fourth Street in Moorhead, ca. 1890s

View of Main Avenue from Fourth Street

View of Main Avenue from Fourth Street in Moorhead, ca. 1890s. From the Flaten/Wange Collection, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

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