Entrance sign at Savanna Portage State Park acknowledging the area’s Indigenous and fur-trading history, 2018. Photograph by Jon Lurie; used with the permission of Jon Lurie.

Entrance sign at Savanna Portage State Park

Entrance sign at Savanna Portage State Park acknowledging the area’s Indigenous and fur-trading history, 2018. Photograph by Jon Lurie; used with the permission of Jon Lurie.

Advertisement for the Minneapolis Foundation featuring Oscar Howard. Published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, page E3, November 8, 1995.

Advertisement for the Minneapolis Foundation

Advertisement for the Minneapolis Foundation featuring Oscar Howard. Published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, page E3, November 8, 1995.

Photo related to United Negro College Fund. Pictured are (left to right) Oscar and Virginia Howard, Minneapolis Mayor Donald Fraser, and Claudeth and Gene Washington, December 1984. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990 (P1842), personal papers (1945–1990), Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

United Negro College Fund

Photo related to United Negro College Fund. Pictured are (left to right) Oscar and Virginia Howard, Minneapolis Mayor Donald Fraser, and Claudeth and Gene Washington, December 1984. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990 (P1842), personal papers (1945–1990), Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Oscar C. Howard (right) and a Byerly’s grocery store employee near a display of Chef Oscar’s BBQ Sauce, ca. 1980s. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990 (P1842), Cafeteria and Industrial Catering Business, 68601, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Oscar C. Howard at Byerly’s

Oscar C. Howard (right) and a Byerly’s grocery store employee near a display of Chef Oscar’s BBQ Sauce, ca. 1980s. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990 (P1842), Cafeteria and Industrial Catering Business, 68601, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Howard’s Cafeteria with four catering delivery vehicles, 3300 Fourth Ave South, Minneapolis, ca. 1970s. Photo by H.M. Schwang Photo Co. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990 (P1842), Cafeteria and Industrial Catering Business, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Howard’s Cafeteria

Howard’s Cafeteria with four catering delivery vehicles, 3300 Fourth Ave South, Minneapolis, ca. 1970s. Photo by H.M. Schwang Photo Co. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990 (P1842), Cafeteria and Industrial Catering Business, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Training classroom at Howard’s Self-Service Cafeteria. Published in the Minneapolis Spokesman, March 4, 1965. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990 (P1842), Cafeteria and Industrial Catering Business, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Class at Howard's Self-Service Cafeteria

Training classroom at Howard’s Self-Service Cafeteria. Published in the Minneapolis Spokesman, March 4, 1965. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990 (P1842), Cafeteria and Industrial Catering Business, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Handwritten mass-quantity recipe for chow mein, used by Oscar Howard in his catering business. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990, Cafeteria and Industrial Catering Business, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Recipe for chow mein

Handwritten mass-quantity recipe for chow mein, used by Oscar Howard in his catering business. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990, Cafeteria and Industrial Catering Business, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Handwritten mass-quantity recipes for Swedish meatballs and creamed chipped beef, used by Oscar C. Howard in his catering business. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990, Cafeteria and Industrial Catering Business, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Recipes written by Oscar C. Howard

Handwritten mass-quantity recipes for Swedish meatballs and creamed chipped beef, used by Oscar C. Howard in his catering business. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990, Cafeteria and Industrial Catering Business, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Paper order form used in the late 1960s by customers of Oscar C. Howard’s Meals on Wheels food delivery program.

Meals on Wheels order form

Paper order form used in the late 1960s by customers of Oscar C. Howard’s Meals on Wheels food delivery program.

Howard’s Catering Service in Minneapolis, building exterior, ca. 1960s. Photo by Marvin Makler Photography. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990, Cafeteria and Industrial Catering Business, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Howard’s Catering Service

Howard’s Catering Service in Minneapolis, building exterior, ca. 1960s. Photo by Marvin Makler Photography. Oscar C. Howard papers, 1945–1990, Cafeteria and Industrial Catering Business, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

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