Community Archives Collection (S4810)

  • 1965-

    Historical Sketch

    Moorhead Public Library maintains a collection of records of government bodies that are headquartered within the city. This collection consists of the public records of the various Moorhead city commissions and other bodies, several governmental bodies of Clay County, and a number of special, district-wide groups.

    It should be stressed that the Moorhead Public Library does not receive these records as a designated depository for any of these organizations. These are the records of groups that have responded to the Library’s request for copies. Consequently, the entire collection is not a comprehensive documentation of all governmental functions in Moorhead. Many of the most important bodies are represented, however, and a great deal of valuable material is contained in the collection.

    The materials from the Moorhead Public Library are transferred to the Northwest Minnesota Historical Center every two years. 

    Collection Description

    Among the many governmental bodies included in the collection are the Clay County Board of Commissioners, the Clay County Planning Commission, the Moorhead City Council, the Clay-Wilkin Opportunity Council, the Moorhead Public Library Board, and the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District. The majority of the records in the collection are minutes, annual reports, and special studies of the particular groups. All of the material is in excellent condition. 

    Box List

    • Series A Clay County Board of Commissioners. Budgets, Minutes, etc. 1981-
    • Series B Clay County Organizations; Clay-Wilkin Organizations; Dilworth City Council; District Organizations. Minutes, Annual Reports, etc. 1974-
    • Series C Fargo-Moorhead Organizations; Minnesota Organizations. Minutes, Special Reports, etc. 1972-
    • Series D Moorhead City Council. Minutes and Agendas. Includes listing of mayors for the city. 1982-
    • Series E Moorhead Public Service Commission. 1979-
    • Series F Moorhead Organizations. Minutes, Agendas, Annual Reports, etc. 1965-
    • Series G Moorhead Budget and Financial Reports. 1971-
    • Series H Moorhead-Clay County Organizations. Minutes, Agendas, Annual Reports, etc. 1973-
    • Series I Miscellaneous Organizations/Publications. 1969-
    • Series J Urban Renewal/Growth of Fargo-Moorhead. 1960- 

    Series A: Clay County Board of Commissioners

    Box A1

    • Clay County Board of Commissioners
      • Budgets. 1981-1983
      • Minutes. 1982-1986
       

    Box A2

    • Clay County Board of Commissioners - Minutes. 1987-April 1989 
        

    Box A3

    • Clay County Board of Commissioners - Minutes. May 1989-May 26, 1992 
        

    Box A4

    • Clay County Board of Commissioners - Minutes. May 27, 1992-1999 
        

    Box A5

    • Clay County Board of Commissioners - Minutes. 2000-01, 2003-07
        

    Box A6

    • Clay County Board of Commissioners
      • Legal Notes. 1985
      • Special Meetings. September 15, 1992-
       
    • Clay County Financial System Budget Information. 1983-1984 

    Series B: Clay County Organizations

    Box B1

    • Clay County Board of Health
    • Clay County
      • Housing and Redevelopment Authority
        • Annual Plan. 1996
        • Comprehensive Agency Plan. 2001
        • Minutes. March 1983-1996, 2004-2005, 2011-2012
         
      • Financial Statements. 1994
      • Flood Packet. 1997
      • Land Use Plan. 1975-1978
      • Management Committee. April 1983-March 1985
      • Optional Forms of Government Study Commission. 1983
      • Ordinances. 1972-1996
       

    Box B1A

    • Clay County, continued
      • Planning Commission. 1983-2014*
      • Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Report. 1981-1994
      • Solid Waste Management Plan. 2012
      • Truth in Taxation. 1992
      • Water and Sewage Treatment Plant. 1972
      • Welfare Board. 1983-1989, 1996-2002
         
       

    Box B2

    • County
      • Background Reports. 1975-1977
      • Highway Department Annual Report. 1982-1984, 1986-1987, 1991
      • Landfill Annual Report. 1983-1984, 1986-1987
       
    • Clay-Wilkin Organizations
      • Community Health Services Plan. 1996-2003
      • Lakes & Prairies Community Action Head Start Community Assessment
      • Opportunity Council
        • Articles of Incorporation
        • By-Laws and Board Members
        • Community Health Services Plan. 1996-1999
        • General. 1983-1990
        • Reports, Annual. 1980-1981, 1983, 1986-1988, 1996
        • Self-Sufficiency Program Year One. 1982-1983, 1986
         
       
    • Dilworth
      • City Council Mintues and Agendas. September 1983-September 1991, 1992-1994, 1997-2005, 2008-2014*
      • History
      • School Dedication
       

    Box B2A

    • District Organization/Publications
      • Aging Advisory Committee. 1983-February 1991
      • Arts Advisory Committee. September 1983-June 1985 
       

    Box B3

    • District Organizations/Publications, continued
      • Buffalo-Red River Watershed District
        • Annual Reports. 1985-1989
        • Minutes. May 1983-2000 
         
       

    Box B4

    • District Organizations/Publications, continued
      • Buffalo-Red River Watershed District, continued
        • Minutes. 2001-2003, 2008, 2010-2014*
        • Reports. 1985-1989
         
      • Lake Agassiz Regional Library
        • Annual Report. 1986-1993, 1996-1997
        • Bills, Budgets, Revenues/Expenditures. 2008-2009
        • Branches/Articles. 2008-2009
         
       

    Box B5

    • District Organizations/Publications, continued
      • Lake Agassiz Regional Library, continued
        • Meeting Minutes (Board). 1976-1978, 1983-1984, 1989-1990, 1992-2011; 2013-2014*
         
       

      Box B5A

    • District Organizations/Publications, continued
      • Lake Agassiz Regional Library, continued
        • Miscellaneous. 2008-2009
        • Monthly Reports. 2008-2009
        • The Library Study. 1986
         
      • Lower Red River Watershed Management Board Annual Report. 1982-1992
      • Northwest Regional
        • Arts Council Minutes. January 4, 1900-
        • Development Authority
          • Annual Reports. 1980, 1982-1986, 1990-1991
          • Financial Report. 1974
          • Minutes. October 25, 1983-February 22, 1990
          • Newsletters. October 1983-November 1989, 1990-1991
          • Special Study Report. 1985
           
         
      • Town of Oakport
        • Financial Statements. 1996
        • Joint Powers Board. 2002, 2005-2007
        • Minutes. October 1997-2007, 2010-2014*
         
      • Western Minnesota Profile
      • Wild Rice Watershed District Annual Report. 1986-1989, 1991, 2002
      • Environment Assessment Worksheet Application - Kragnes Township. 1997
          
       

    Series C: Fargo-Moorhead Organizations; Minnesota Organizations

    Box C1

    • Fargo-Moorhead Organizations
      • Border City
        • Bills, Correspondence, Reports, and Summaries. 1981-1983, 1987
        • Disparities
        • Report. 1982
        • Studies. 1983
         
      • Bridge Feasibility Study. 1979
      • F-M Study
        • North Toll Bridge. 1989
        • Southside Toll Bridge. 1989
         
      • Metro-COG
        • City Energy Policies. 1979
        • Fargo-Moorhead
          • Comprehensive Intelligent Transportation Systems Plan
          • Disaster Emergency. April 1, 1983-June 6, 1984
          • Economic Analysis for F-M Area. 1977
           
        • First Avenue North River Bridge Study. 1972
        • Ground Transportation. 1984-May 1988
        • Highway Plan for the Year 2000. 1977, 1993
        • Institutional Inventory. 1980
        • Land Use Minnesota Waste Management Board. November 1981-June 1984
        • Mayor's Transit
          • Developmental
            • Plan. 1980
            • Program Final Report/Executive Summary. 1986
             
          • Task Force. March 1983-October 1987
           
        • Mosquito Abatement Committee. August 1982-October 1990
        • Policy Board. February 1983-May 1988
        • Population Analysis and Projections for Fargo-Moorhead Area. 1977, 1983
        • Transportation
          • Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Review
          • Improvement Program. 1983-1988
          • Planning Surveillance and Monitoring Report. 1983
          • Short and Long Range Metropolitan Transportation Plan
           
         
       

    Box C1A

    • Fargo-Moorhead Organizations, continued
      • Metro-COG, continued
        • Transportation, continued
          • Technical Committee. April 1983-February 1988
           
        • Water Resource Committee. March 1983-1985 
         
       

    Box C2

    • Fargo-Moorhead Organizations, continued
      • Metropolitan
        • Area-wide Housing Opportunity Plan. 1980
        • Auto-Rail Study. 1975
        • Council of Governments
          • General. December 1975-August 1977
          • Bikeway Plan. 1975
          • Minutes. 1978-1979, 1983-1985
          • Planning Program. 1983
          • Surveillance and Monitoring Report. 1997
           
        • 40th Avenue South Corridor Study Report. 1994
        • Housing Element. 1978
        • Land Use Element. 1978
        • Long Range Metropolitan Highway Plan. 1995
        • Overall Program Design, Prospectus and Unified Work Program. 1976-1978
        • Transit Development Plan. 1991-1996
         
      • Municipal Airport Authority.
        • Draft Environmental Assessment
        • Joint Powers Board
          • Minutes. September. 1983-1985, 1987-2000
          • Ordinance 1995 
           
         
       

    Box C3

    • Fargo-Moorhead Organizations, continued
      • Municipal Airport Authority
        • Minutes. 2001-2004
         
       
    • Minnesota Organizations
      • Hazardous Waste
        • Land Disposal Intrinsic Suitability Report Clay Site #1, 4-6. 1982
        • Management Report. August 1983, December 1983
         
      • Minnesota
        • Biennial Transmission Project Reports. 2009 (CD format)
        • Pollution Control Agency. 1982
        • Public Utilities Commission. 2005, 2006
        • Waste Management Board. November 1981-June 1984
         
      • Railroad Impact Study. 1980 
          
       

    Series D: Moorhead City Council

    Box D1

    • Mayors
      • Address
      • City. 1881-1993
       
    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. 1982-August 5, 1985 
        

    Box D2

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. August 12, 1985-July 14, 1988 
        

    Box D3

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. July 18, 1988-October 15, 1990 

    Box D4

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. November 5, 1990-December 16, 2001, 1993 
        

    Box D5

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. 1994-July 17, 1995 
        

    Box D6

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. July 24, 1995-August 1997 
        

    Box D7

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. September 1997-May 4, 1998 
        

    Box D8

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. May 11, 1998-July 6, 1999 
        

    Box D9

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. July 6, 1999-August 21, 2000 
        

    Box D10

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. August 28, 2000-September 10, 2001 
        

    Box D11

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. September 17, 2001-2003 
        

    Box D12

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. January 5-October 18, 2004 
        

    Box D13

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. October 25, 2004-August 15, 2005 
        

    Box D14

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. September 6, 2005-September 18, 2006 
        

    Box D15

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. October 2, 2006-July 30, 2007 
        

     Box D16

    • Moorhead City Council - Minutes and Agendas. January 7, 2008-December 16, 2008

     Box D17

    • Moorhead City Council, continued
      • Adjourned Minutes. March-October, 1992, June 1995-September 1997
      • Committee of the Whole Minutes. 1992-October 1992, June 1995-October 1996, July 1997-October 1997, March 1999-November 2003
      • Joint Meeting with Human Rights Commission. April 23, 2001
      • Joint Meeting with Moorhead Public Service Commission. March 1, 1993, November 24, 1997
      • Special Meeting Minutes. 1992, 1995-97, 2001-03
       
    • City of Moorhead ADA General Statement Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. 1997
    • City of Moorhead Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report. 2008
        

    Series E: Moorhead Public Service Commission

    Box E1

    • Public Service Commission - Minutes and Agendas. 1983-May 31, 1988 
        

    Box E2

    • Public Service Commission - Minutes and Agendas. June 12, 1988-1990
        

    Box E3

    • Public Service Commission - Minutes and Agendas. 1991-April 26, 1994 
        

    Box E4

    • Public Service Commission - Minutes and Agendas. May 6, 1994-March 4, 1997 
        

    Box E5

    • Public Service Commission – Minutes and Agendas. May 1997-August 8, 2000 
        

    Box E6

    • Public Service Commission - Minutes and Agendas. August 29, 2000-November 2004 
        

    Box E7

    • Public Service Commission
      • Minutes and Agendas. December 2004-2005
      • Annual Reports. 1979-1982, 1986-1987, 1995-1996, 2003
      • Final Report of the Economic Development Task Force. 1988
      • Final Report of the Electric Rate Task Force
      • Report of Moorhead Water Supply Study Phase II.
       
    • Public Service Department - Analysis of Electric Service Rates 
        

    Box E8

    • Public Service Department, continued
      • Electric
        • Fund Financial Statements. 1984
        • Rate
        • Service, Rules and Regulations. 1985
         
       
    • Moorhead Public Service
      • Miscellaneous
       
    • Residential Curbside Recycling Program. 1991 
        

    Series F: Moorhead Organizations

    Box F1

    • Administrative and Finance Committee
      • Minutes and Agendas. April 1983-July 1985
       
    • Affirmative Action
    • Airport Feasibility Study
    • Capital Improvements. 1976-1985
    • CDBG Consolidated Annual Action Plan. 2006
    • Central Business District Parking Committee. January 1984-May 1984
    • Citizens Advisory Committee - April 1983-November 1993, 1996-97
      • Goals for the 90s. 1993
      • Wards 1-4 Minutes and Agendas. 1990-1991
       
    • Community
      • Advisory Vocational Education Annual Report. 1986-1987
      • Comprehensive Housing Affordability Study. 1994
      • Development Commission. 1983-2000
      • Education Advisory Council. April 1990-November 1993
       
    • Economic Development Authority. April 1986-1991 
        

    Box F1A

    • Economic Development Authority. 1992-May 1994, 1996-2008, 2010-2014*
    • Eventide Neighborhood Study Task Force. February 26, 1985-November 26, 1985
    • Fire Department Annual Report. 1980-86 
        

    Box F1B

    • Fire Department Annual Reports. 1987-90; 1993 

     

     Box F2

    • Golf Course
      • Analysis. 1988
      • Village Green Assessment. 1992
       
    • Historic Impact: The Proposed Expansion of Moorhead State University. 1990
    • Homeless Task Force. 1986
    • Housing and Redevelopment Authority
      • Annual Report. 1965, 1979, 1993
      • Minutes. 1970-1975, 1978, 1997-2008
      • Miscellaneous. 1983-1989
      • Original Townsite Project. 1966
      • Utilization and Marketability Study Original Townsite Project Minnesota R-27
       
    • Housing Plan for the Eighties
    • Implementation Task Force for Enterprise Zone Legislation. July 1983-April 1986
    • Moorhead
      • Business Loan Program. 1983
      • Charter Commission. 1983-1984, 1989
      • Comprehensive Plan. 1997
      • District Heating
      • Energy Commission. 1984-1987
      • Grantee Performance Report. 1992
      • Human Rights Commission. 1989, 1991-1998, 2002, 2004-2006
      • Miscellaneous
      • Moorhead City Insights. 1988-
      • Park Board. 1982, 1983-1985
       

    Box F2A

    • Moorhead, continued
      • Park Board, continued. 1986-July 1988
      • Park/Recreation Department Annual Report. 1989; 1991
        • Fall/Winter Programs. 1990-91
        • Recreation 5 Year Plan. 1975; 1985
         
      • Public Service Department Environmental Assessment Worksheet Hot Water District Heating System. 1980 
       

    Box F3

    • Moorhead, continued
      • State University Area Parking Study Committee. May 1986-January 1987
      • Student Advisory Committee. October 1984-April 2, 1986
       
    • Planning Commission.
      • Agendas and Minutes. 1982-2007, 2010-2014*
      • Basic Studies. 1965
      • Community Facilities Plan. 1960
      • Housing Study. 1973
      • Land Use
        • Minutes. 1980-2005
        • Plans. 1962, 1965
        • Study. 1972
         
      • Moorhead Bikeway Plan. 1975
      • Neighborhood Analysis. 1973
      • Overall Planning Program Design
        • General
        • A Guide for Action - Part I. 1973
         
      • Preliminary Subdivisions Regulations. 1963
      • Thoroughfare Plan. 1965
      • Workable Program Application for Recertification. 1973-1974
       
    • Police Department Annual Report. 1980-1983 
        

    Box F4

    • Police Department Annual Report. 1985-1989, 1992, 1994-1998
    • Position Classification Pay Plans. 1972
    • Public Safety. January 1983-August 1985
    • Resource Management Program
    • Southside Neighborhood Prevention Task Force. December 1984-February 1986
    • Student Housing Study. 1984
    • Title IX Advisory Committee. February 1986-May 1990
    • TOPIC: Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety. 1970, 1972
    • Transit-Transportation Plan for Compliance with ADA. 1992-1995
    • Zoning. 1983 
        

    Series G: Moorhead Budget and Financial Reports

    Box G1

    • Budgets. 1975, 1977-1979, 1980-1986, 1989-1990, 1992-1995, 1998-2003, 2005-2008
    • Financial Report. 1971, 1975, 1980-1982
      • Comprehensive Reports. 1983-84, 2005 
       

    Box G2

    • Financial Report, continued
      • Comprehensive Reports. 1985-2004 
          
       

    Series H: Moorhead-Clay County Organziations

    Box H1

    • By Pass Location Study. 1973
    • Human Rights Commission Task Force. 1989
    • Joint Powers Meeting. March 1985- April 1985; March 1989-December 1989
    • Moorhead-Clay County Redevelopment Authority. April 1983-February 1985
    • Solid Waste
      • Advisory Committee Meeting Agendas
      • Task Force/Clay County Solid Waste Task Force. April 1983-September 2005 
       

    Series I: Miscellaneous Organizations/Publications

    Box I1

    • Background Information Appendix. 1985
    • Cass and Clay County Area Manpower Study.
    • Corridor Study
      • Description of Alternatives. January 1998
      • Environmental Assessment
      • Executive Summary,.1998
      • Existing and Emergency Transportation Problems. December 1997
      • Summary of Impacts of Proposed Alternatives. April 1998
       
    • City of Moorhead
      • Auto/Rail Grade Separation Studies. 1978
      • Land Use. 1976
      • Public Participation
      • Redevelopment Plan
      • Resource Management Program
      • Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards. December 2011, December 2012
      • Study of 34th St. I-94 Interchange
       
    • Environmental Impact Statement. August 2010, January 2011 (Vol. 1-3)
    • Fargo-Moorhead
      • Study
        • Background Information
        • Energy Conservation
        • Flood Control Appendix. 1985
        • Metropolitan Area Highway Plan Update. 1986
        • Social and Environmental Inventory. 1981
        • Summary Report. 1985
        • Urban Water Resource Study. 1980 
         
       

    Box I2

    • Fargo-Moorhead, continued
      • Study, continued
        • Water Supply Study. 1985
         
       
    • Flood
      • Center Avenue Plaza Evaluation. 1978
      • Flood Control Project. 2005
      • Plain Information. 1972
       
    • Handicapped Transportation Services Program. 1987
    • LCMR Request for Proposal for Funding Beginning July 1999. 1997
    • Min-Dak Health Systems Agency. 1984
    • Minnesota Science - Special Centennial Issue. Spring 1975
    • Moorhead - City Charter. 1892*, 1900*, 1947*, 1952*, 1967*, 1978
      • Comprehensive
        • Annual Performance Report. 2003-05
        • Route Analysis Study. 1992
         
      • Efforts to Achieve Competitive Balance within F-M Metropolitan Market Place. 1989
      • Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan. 2004, 2006
      • The Status of Equal Opportunity for Minorities in Moorhead, Minnesota. 2001
       
    • Northern States Power/Public Utilities Commission
    • NW Regional Department Commission Annual Report. 1987-1989, 1992-1995, 1997-1999, 2002
    • Parking Feasibility Study. 1977
    • Pelican River Watershed District. 1993-1994
    • Plan for Minnesota Fish & Wildlife Resources. July 1986

     

     Box I2A

    • Red River Watershed Management Board - 25th Annual Report. 1999, 2000
    • Report of the Chippewa Mission Archaeological Investigation. 1941
    • RRV Municipal Rural/Industrial Water Needs Assessment. 1995
    • State of Minnesota Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report. 2003-2005, 2008-2009, 2013
    • State of Minnesota Housing. 1998-2000
    • State of Minnesota Housing and Community Development. 2010
    • Status of Equal Opportunity for Minorities in Moorhead, MN. 2001
    • Upper Becker Dam Enhancement Project. 2009
    • Volume, Value and Transportation Cost of Commodities. 1969
    • Water Management Project. 2009
    • Water Quality Management Basin Plan. 1975
    • West Central Initiative
      • Annual Report. 1997
      • Regional Transportation Plan. 1999
      • Study of Skilled Labor Shortages 
       

    Series J: Urban Renewal/Growth of Fargo-Moorhead Box J1

    • Application for Workable Program Certification or Re-certification
    • Appraisal of the Moorhead Area. 1967, 1970
    • Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Studies of the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area. 1965
    • Downtown Redevelopment Framework Plan. 2000
    • Growth Area for South and East Moorhead
    • Invitation to Industry from Moorhead
    • Long-Range Municipal Service Analysis. 1979Micro-City. 1970
    • Moorhead Comprehensive Plan. 1997
    • Moorhead in Motion Reorganization Plan. 1985
    • Neighborhood Analysis. 1973
    • Northside Neighborhood Preservation
    • Population Growth Study of Moorhead and Fargo. 1963
    • Region IV Age-Sex Distributions. 1960-1970
    • Urban Renewal Open Space Study. 1974


    *Electronic: Located on the Shared Drive in the NMHC File Folder