Andrew Lindgren Papers

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Andrew Lindgren Papers


  • 1906-1909 (Creation)


1.25 linear feet

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Biographical history

Andrew G. Lindgren was born on April 30, 1876 in Dalarna, Sweden. He immigrated to the United States in 1881 and settled in Atwater, Minnesota.

Lindgren would later attend the State Normal School at St. Cloud (which later renamed St. Cloud State University) and graduated in 1901 and 1908.

Lindgren married Lula Louise Heinig on August 22, 1910. They had no children. Lulu passed away on September 27, 1941.

Lindgren, who also lived in Silver Creek and Monticello, Minnesota, was a superintendent of schools and a teacher. Lindgren also farmed and was involved in the Red Cross and Boy Scouts.

Lindgren passed away in San Francisco, California on April 10, 1951 and is buried in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Verndale, Minnesota.

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Scope and content

This collection contains one photo album of images taken by St. Cloud State alum Andrew Lindgren between 1906 and 1909. These images comprise of most of the early images of St. Cloud State.

The majority of the photographs were taken of campus and the surrounding St. Cloud area. The album also includes photographs from cities in Minnesota, including St. Paul, Minneapolis, Silver Creek, Watab, Stillwater, Buffalo, Monticello, Spicer, and Verndale, as well as spots across the United States and Canada. These include Salt Lake City, Portland (Oregon), Annapolis (Maryland), Cripple Creek (Colorado), Seattle, Denver, New Orleans, New York City, Cape Cod, and Hawaii. There are also images from British Columbia and Novia Scotia in Canada as well as Panama.

Some copies, via photography of the originals in which negatives were created, were made sometime in the 1980s and 1990s from the photo album by St. Cloud State. Only a selection was done, especially those images of campus and around St. Cloud. The printed image copies are in order as they appear in the album.

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Records are located at 22F.3f.

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There are no access restrictions.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Permission to publish, quote, and reproduce must be secured from the copyright holder.

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  • English

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    Immediate source of acquisition

    Bill Morgan was given the photo album by the great niece of Andrew Lindgren, Judy Antil, around 2010. Bill then gifted the photo album to University Archives.

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    The entire photo album was digitized by the Minnesota Digital Library and can be found at

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    Archivist's note

    Tom Steman processed the collection in February 2015.

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