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University of Minnesota

Kathryn A. Martin Library

Fires of 1918

Available Online

  • Fires of 1918 Documentation: Primary source documentation of the Fires of 1918, available online. Documents include:
    • Final Report of Minnesota Forest Fires Relief Commission, 1921
    • Major Roger M. Weaver scrapbook, 1918 October 13-1919 May 10. The collection consists of a scrapbook and a 1909 certificate from the Governor of Minnesota appointing Weaver to the rank of First Lieutenant in the Minnesota National Guard. The certificate has not been digitized. The scrapbook contains a copy of Major Weaver’s report to the Adjutant General, a reprint from the Geographical Review entitled, “The Northeastern Minnesota Forest Fires of October 12, 1918,” and news clippings concerning the forest fire.
    • Superior Fire Relief Committee Report to Donors, Nov. 1, 1919
    • Description of Standard Houses and Barns Furnished Under the Plan of the Reconstruction Committee
    • Blueprints of the Standard Houses and Barns. 4 sheets
    • Letter to Governor Burnquist from Commissioners, Nov. 26, 1918. Discusses causes of 1918 fires and damage to communities. 7 typewritten pages.
    • Booklet, The Fury of the Flames: A Pictorial Record of the Great Forest Fires which Raged in Northern Minnesota Oct. 12-15, 1918. Images by O. Olson and H. McKenzie.
    • Report of the Superior Wisconsin Chapter, March 1920. American Red Cross.

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