NELSON, Knute, 1843-1923



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1 official letter (July 7, 1897) in the Holls collection; and 1 official letter (July 26, 1886) in the Charlemagne Tower collection.


Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: 1861-1924 (bulk 1916-1923). 82 feet. Correspondence and papers chiefly relating to Senate service. Topics include relations with the Scandinavians in the U.S., legal problems concerning land, the Republican party and politics in MN, World War I, tariff legislation, currency, banking, taxation, labor issues, foreign relations and trade issues, Indian conditions, prohibition, and agriculture. Also 2 boxes of gubernatorial papers, 1892-1895, including materials relating to an assassination plot, appointments, Board of State Capitol Commissioners, and the Coal Combine Investigating committee. Letters sent as governor available on microfilm. Also portrait. Finding aids for senatorial and gubernatorial papers available online.

Additional Papers: Political correspondence in papers of Simon Michelet, 1908-1943, secretary to Senator Nelson from 1918 to 1923; items in Channing Seabury and family papers, 1854-1955; Solon J. Buck papers, 1902-1935; Sons of the American Revolution, Minnesota Society records, 1889-1966; Mathias N. Koll papers, 1880-1971 (bulk 1910-1934); and Minnesota State Board of Immigration correspondence, 1911; and several others.


Norwegian-American Historical Association
Northfield, MN
Papers: 1860-1966. 40 items. Biography, clippings, correspondence, genealogy, and speeches.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Papers: In Julius Emil Olson papers, 1871-1941.


University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives
Norman, OK
Papers: In William August Schaper papers, 1909-1957.