Browse Collections (22 total)

Marvin R. Anderson

A wide assortment of both personal and community-related paraphernalia dating through the latter half of the twentieth century, including…

Contributors: Anderson, Marvin R.

Joyce P. Williams

A sweet potatoe pie recipe from the Watkins Cookbook, a soup tureen, and a photograph of Rondo published in the Recorder.

Contributors: Williams, Joyce P.

Readus Fletcher Jr.

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Dating from 1939 to 1978, The Fletcher Readus Jr. Collection features photographs, correspondence, and documents relating to both the Readus family…

Contributors: Fletcher, Readus Jr.

Melvin Carter Jr.


Melvin Carter Sr.’s brass trumpet and a photograph of him playing it in the Voices of Rondo book.

Contributors: Carter, Melvin Jr.

Vanne Owens Hayes


Documents concerning the Credjafawn Social Club, Crispus Attucks Retirement Home, the Rondo Community, the Local 516 Minneapolis RR Union, “The…

Contributors: Hayes, Vanne O.

Marian Brown-Moore


A 1970's Photograph of the Brown family.

Contributors: Brown-Moore, Marian.

Gloria Yvonne Presley Massey


A Record Collection featuring musical artists before Motown, photographs of family members, and a newspaper article about a boxing match.

Contributors: Massey, Gloria Y. P.

Archie Anderson


Various photograph’s of Mr. Anderson’s father’s housing development; including ones depicting Ira Rawls, the President of Twin City Negro…

Contributors: Anderson, Archie.

Jim Gerlich

A detailed map of the Rondo Neighborhood between the years of 1920 and 1960, featuring the significant buildings, landmarks, and businesses in the…

Contributors: Gerlich, Jim.

Nancy Wellington


A bobbin lace pillow constructed of lace homemade by Mrs. Wellington.

Contributors: Wellington, Nancy.