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  • Collection: Marvin R. Anderson

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In the 1950s and 60s, the Department of Transportation in St. Paul, MN bisected a historically Black neighborhood, Rondo, with the construction of I-94, creating an intentional diaspora of the community there. These are the stories of their…

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When Marvin Anderson's mother, Ora Lee Anderson, turned 100 years old, his nephew, Stephen Cobb, made a mock-up of her on the front cover of Ebony Magazine. She passed away at 101 years of age.

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This advertisement from the St. Paul Sun announces the Grand Opening of Rangh Court located at 989-995 Rondo Avenue. It was a project developed by the Twin Cities Negro Development Co., Inc. The St. Paul Sun was a newspaper distinct to the Rondo…

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This is a rapid repair receipt from the Ecklen Radio Co. for Marvin Anderson's first car, a 1954 Chevy Coupe.

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Ora Lee Anderson received this guarantee from the Berry Chevrolet Company for Marvin Anderson's first car, a 1954 Chevy Coupe.

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In 1948, eight young students from St. James Church participated in a two-week farm visit with a family in Cherry Grove, MN. The trip was sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Churches. This photograph was originally posted in the St. Paul Dispatch,…

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Marvin Anderson won this red and white striped cap when he competed in a Duncan Yo-Yo contest.

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A color postcard showing the luxury car of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Lucius Archie Anderson, father of Marvin Anderson, is the waiter in the far right of the postcard.

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Marvin Anderson's first paycheck stub from his first job at Whirlpool. He worked as a general laborer and assembled the handles on all the vacuum cleaners.

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A photograph of Marvin Anderson's first car, a used 1954 Chevy Coupe.
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