Marvin R. Anderson

Dublin Core


Marvin R. Anderson


Photographs, Correspondence, Documents, Miscellanea


A wide assortment of both personal and community-related paraphernalia dating through the latter half of the twentieth century, including photographs, correspondence, documents and considerably unique miscellanea.




Anderson, Marvin R.

Collection Items

Telegram from Marvin Anderson to his family
A Western Union telegram Marvin Anderson sent to his family on his first Christmas away from home while he studied at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.

Telegram from St. James AME Church to Marvin Anderson
A Western Union telegram sent to Mr. Marvin Anderson from the St. James AME Sunday School congratulating him on graduating from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Anderson was the first in his family to graduate from college.

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

Marvin Anderson's first paycheck stub
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.

"The Luxurious Holiday Lounge on Northern Pacific Mainstreeter"
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.

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

Rondo children visit a farm in Cherry Grove, MN
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,…

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

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

Advert for Rangh Court
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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