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New Contributing Organization to Minnesota Reflections: Hibbing Historical Society


Bridge under construction, northeastern Minnesota

The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to introduce our 197th contributing partner: the Hibbing Historical Society! The Hibbing Historical Society has shared 203 images of life on Minnesota's Iron Range via their unique Aubin Photographic Studio collection. The Aubin Collection contains many panoramic photographs - including images of iron mines and mining, as well as town and city life in Hibbing, road and bridge construction projects, city bands and their concerts, fraternal organizations and clubs, Hibbing High School students, the Sturgeon Lake recreation area, and more. 

The Hibbing Historical Society in Hibbing, Minnesota, was officially founded in 1941 as a scholarly organization to care for the First Settlers’ Association collection. Begun in 1926, the First Settlers collected photographs, manuscripts, maps, and artifacts relating to the unqiue history of the Hibbing area. The museum to display these items originated in the City Hall, but eventually moved to its present location at the Hibbing Memorial Building as the collection grew. The collection features important historical topics such as the famed moving of the town, and the Iron Range mining industry.

View the entire collection here. 


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Greta Bahnemann

Greta is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library where she is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary project, Minnesota Reflections, a digital collection of more than 274,000 images, maps and documents.

Before starting at the Minnesota Digital Library in June 2010, Greta worked as a complex original cataloger at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Greta holds a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota, Morris; a M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture; and a M.L.I.S. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.