Walz, Norman J. Legislative Papers (S4769)

  • 1954-1965 

    Biographical Sketch

    Norman Walz was born July 18, 1915 at Detroit Lakes, Minnesota where he grew up and attended school. He served in the United States Navy. He married Kathryn Fasching in 1937, and they had seven children. Mr. Walz was the owner operator of the Detroit Lakes Independent Oil Company from 1950-1960. He had served as a member of the Detroit Lakes Civic and Commerce Association and director of the Northwest Petroleum Association. An active DFL’er, Walz caucused with the liberal caucus. He was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1954 and served three, four year terms. Senator Walz served on the Senate Finance, Game and Fish, Public Domain, Bank and Bankings, and Aviation Committees. He died in 1984. 

    Collection Description

    The Norman Walz Legislative Papers includes bills, correspondence, committee and commission material, newspaper clippings, speeches and press releases, reports, scrapbook copy and photographs. 

    Inventory

    Box 1

    • Committees/Commissions/Sub-Committees
      • Legislative Commission on Conservation Laws. 1958
      • Minnesota
        • Outdoor Recreation Resources Commission. 1963-64. Vol. 1
        • Resources Commission. 1965
         
      • Miscellaneous. 1957-63&- Petroleum Taxes Commission. 1960
      • Public Employee/Employee Relations Commission. 1960
      • Sub-Committee to Study Racing. 1956, 1958, 1965
       
    • Constitutional Convention. 1954-57
    • Correspondence
      • Congratulations and Appreciation Letters. 1955-66
      • Invitations. 1955-65
      • Legislative Colleagues and Elected Officials. 1954-66
      • Letters of Recommendation. 1955-63
      • Miscellaneous. 1955-65
      • Women's Christian Temperance Union. 1959
       
    • Counties
      • Becker County
        • Commission, Correspondence/Map. 1955-65
        • Welfare Board/Retarded Children. 1957-64
         
      • Hubbard
        • Board of Commissioners. 1955-65
        • Welfare Board. 1957-63
         
       
    • Democratic Farm Labor Party
      • Correspondence and Miscellaneous. 1955-65
      • Liberal Legislators Campaign Material. 1958
       
    • Departments
      • Aeronautics. 1954-57
      • Agriculture. 1955-65
      • Conservation
        • Bills, Correspondence, Reports, Speeches. 1957-65
        • Game and Fish
          • Bills, Correspondence, Resolutions. 1956-66
          • Petitions to Kill Anti-Spearing Legislation. 1961-65
           
        • Minnesota Emergency Conservation Committee. 1958-63 
         
       

    Box 2

    • Departments, continued
      • Highway. 1954-65
      • Public Welfare. 1965
       
    • Detroit Lakes
      • Chamber of Commerce. 1955-63
      • City Map and Correspondence. 1955-65
       
    • Firearms Safety Program, Moorhead. 1958
    • Governor's Human Rights Commission Reports. 1956-1958
    • League of Women Voters. 1957
    • Legislation
      • Banking. 1955-56
      • Beer and Dance Correspondence. 1955
      • Billboard Advertising. 1961-65
      • Bills. 1955-65
      • Daylight Saving Times. 1958-65
      • Education
        • Basic Aid Bill. 1955
        • Board of Regents. 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965
        • Correspondence. 1955-65
        • Frazee Public School. 1963-65
        • Laporte Public School. 1963-65
        • Minnesota
          • Federation of Teachers. 1963-65
          • School Board Association. 1957-63
           
        • Park Rapids Public School. 1957-61
        • Teacher Retirement. 1957-65
        • Transportation. 1963-65
         
      • Gun Control. 1957
      • Judicial Districts and Judges. 1957-65
      • Liquor Control. 1965
      • Public Employees Retirement Association. 1958-65
      • Railroad. 1959-65
      • Real Estate Brokers. 1955
      • Social Security Eligibility for PERA Employees. 1957-59
      • Sunday Closing Law. 1957, 1963
      • Tax of Fraternal Benefit Societies. 1957
      • Taxation
        • Margarine. 1963
        • Wetlands . 1961
         
      • Trading Stamps. 1957
      • Transportation. 1955, 1965
       
    • Maps - Becker County Highway Map/Ely/Lake of the Woods/Minnesota Districts
    • Memorabilia, Invitation to 1965 Inaugural Ball/Pen from Governor Orville Freedman, 1955
    • Minnesota
      • Chippewa Tribe. 1958-65
      • Indian Related Legislation. 1961-65
       
    • Mississippi River Parkway Planning Commission. 1958
    • News Releases/Speeches. 1955-65
    • Newspaper Clippings. 1956-65; undated
    • Photographs
    • Reapportionment Conference Material. 1965
    • Scrapbook Copy
    • Soil Conservation Becker County Annual Report. 1956; 1962
    • Taxes
      • Correspondence. 1955-65
      • Gas Correspondence. 1961-65
       
    • Unemployment Compensation. 1965