George Hagen Papers (S5034)

  • 1929-1945

    Biographical Sketch

    Born in Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota in 1903, George Hagen attended St. Olaf College and studied law at Georgetown University before becoming a member of the Minnesota Bar. He also spent fourteen months as an FBI agent in Washington D.C. Hagen served in several public offices during his career, including Polk County Attorney, six years in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and many years as District Judge in Polk County. In politics, Hagen was part of the Farmer-Labor Party in the 1930s and early 1940s, but in the latter 1940s sought to be elected Lieutenant Governor on the Republican Party ticket. Hagen died in the late 1970s.  

    Collection Description

    These papers consist of Hagen's political and personal correspondence, and numerous files from George Hagen's law practice. In addition, there are political files on the Polk County issues, the Farmer-Labor Party, sessions and legislative activities of the Minnesota House of Representatives, and documents from Hagen's campaigns for office. All materials are in excellent condition.  

    Inventory

    Box 1

    • Abandonment
    • Abductions
    • Abstracts/Titles
    • Adoption
    • Alcohol Violations/Prohibition
    • Annulment
    • Arson
    • Assault
      • 1st Degree
      • 2nd Degree
      • Miscellaneous
      • Simple
       
    • Bad Checks. 1929-37
    • Bigamy
    • Bills of Sale
    • Borgerson vs. First National Bank of McIntosh
    • Car Accidents
    • Cases
      • Bill Collections. 1931-43
      • Insurance
      • John Doe
      • Juvenile
      • Miscellaneous
      • Parole Census. 1940
       
    • Child
      • Custody
      • Neglect
       
    • Citizen's Monitor, "Letters of the Week." 1941
    • Clearwater Gravel Company, Duluth, Minnesota
    • Concealed Weapons Contingent Funds
    • Contracts
      • Miscellaneous
      • Personal Property
       
    • Correspondence
    • County
      • Attorney
        • Criminal Report. 1931
        • General Report
        • Polk County
         
      • Board
       
    • Crookston, Minnesota
      • Aunt Polly's Slough
      • Centennial. 1979
      • Daily Times. 1954
      • Daily Times, Miscellaneous 
       

    Box 2

    • Crookston, Minnesota, continued
      • "Days of '49 Celebration. 1849
      • Miscellaneous
      • Photographs/Postcards
      • Politics. 1935
      • River Beautification
      • Trinity Lutheran Church
      • United Lutheran Church Merger with First English, Swedish Lutheran, Norwegian Lutheran
       
    • Deportation
    • Disability Compensation
    • District Court Clerks' Criminal Reports
    • Divorce
    • Domestic Complaints
    • Easement
    • Embezzlement 
        

    Box 3

    • Estates
    • Extradition Proceedings
    • False Imprisonment
    • Farm Reacquisition. 1937
    • Foreclosure
    • Forgery
      • Koorstad
      • Miscellaneous
       
    • Fornication
    • Fraud
    • Gambling
      • Miscellaneous
      • Nelson vs. Hiven
       
    • Grand Larceny
      • By False Pretense
      • Miscellaneous
      • Scott
       

    Box 4

    • Grand Theft Auto
    • Guardianship
    • Hagen, George
      • Campaign Materials
      • Commissions
      • Date Books
      • District Judge
      • Governor Consideration. 1942
      • Investors Syndicate
      • Minnesota Legislature
        • Personal Papers. 1941
        • Re-Election. 1941
         
      • Personal
      • Photographs
      • Sartemo vs. Hagen
      • Speeches 1937, 1939, 1941
       
    • Hagen, Herald
    • Highways
      • State 81, Crookston to Moorhead
      • U.S. 75
      • Convention, 1940
      • Crookston to Canada
       
    • Hijacking
    • Hormel Incorporated
    • Judges, Municipal Court
    • Judgeship Race. 1942
    • Judgment Reversal
    • Judiciary Committee
    • Labor/Wage Disputes
    • Land Purchase/Sale
      • Guzek, Joseph
      • Miscellaneous
      • Olson, Ida
      • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, re: Sale of Land Ledger. 1930-42
       
    • Licensing
    • Malpractice
    • Manslaughter 
        

    Box 5

    • Maple Lake, Minnesota Project. 1938-39
    • Medical Investigations/Licensure
    • Minnesota
      • Legislature
      • 1936
        • Miscellaneous
        • Race
         
      • 1937
        • Bills, Miscellaneous
        • Civil Service Reorganization Bill
        • Correspondence
        • Hagen
          • Notes
          • Personal Papers
           
        • Miscellaneous
        • Newsletter, Week in the Lawmill
        • University of Minnesota, Northwest School of Agriculture
         
      • 1939
        • Bill
          • Civil Service Reorganization
          • Iron Ore Taxation
          • Miscellaneous
          • Small Loan
          • State Reorganization
          • Tax Bill
          • Trust Fund Diversion
           
        • Bribery Investigation
        • Labor Relations Act
        • Miscellaneous
        • Stassen Budget
        • University of Minnesota, Northwest School of Agriculture
         
      • 1940
        • Freight Rates
        • Gambling Bill
         
      • 1941
        • Bills
          • Cigarette & Tobacco Tax
          • Free Speech
           
        • Civil Service Act
        • Deportation of Non-Resident Poor
        • Freight Rates 
         
       

    Box 6

    • Minnesota
      • Legislature 1941, continued
        • Iron Ore
        • Miscellaneous
        • School Districts
        • Stassen, Governor's Inaugural Speech
        • Trust Fund Raid
        • University of Minnesota, Northwest School of Agriculture
         
      • Map of Railroad Lines. 1918
      • Miscellaneous
      • Trust Funds
       
    • Misappropriation of Public Funds
    • Misdemeanors
    • Missing Persons
    • Mortgages
      • Chattel
      • Deeds/Papers
      • Hegge v. Northwestern Mutual Life
      • Liens/Redemptions
       
    • Murder
    • Narcotics
    • National Rivers and Harbors Congress
    • Newspaper Articles. 1930-40s; undated
    • Non-Payment
      • Goods
      • Rent
      • Service
       
    • Nordstrom Feed Additive for Dairy Cows
    • Pamphlets
    • Parent-Teachers Association
    • Patent Applications
    • Paternity 
        

    Box 7

    • Paternity, continued
    • Personal
      • Injury
      • Property Disbutes
       
    • Petit Jury and Grand Jury
    • Politics
      • Benson, Governor Elmer
      • Communism
      • Democratic Party
        • Correspondence, Minnesota
        • National Party
        • Newspaper Articles
         
      • Election
        • Campaign Materials
        • Miscellaneous
        • Literature. 1934, 1938
        • Primary Vote Results. 1930, 1932, 1934
        • Repeal. 1937
         
      • Farmer Labor Association
      • Campaign
      • Correspondence
      • Materials
      • Constitution
      • Miscellaneous
      • Newspaper
        • Articles
        • People's Voice 
         
       

    Box 8

    • Politics
      • Farmer Labor Association, continued
        • Pamphlets
        • Photographs
        • State Conventions. 1938, 1940, 1941
        • Treasurer' Records
         
      • Literature
      • Polk County
        • Conciliation Commissioner
        • Correspondence
        • Haaven, Sheriff
        • Hagen/Solstad Issue
        • Newspaper Articles
        • Primary Vote. 1938
         
      • Republican Party
        • Campaign Materials
        • Investigation of House File 463
        • Merit System
        • Miscellaneous
        • Newspaper Articles
        • Stassen
          • Correspondence
          • Newspaper Articles
           
        • Thye, Ed
         
      • Rumors
      • Speeches/Addresses
      • State Finances
       
    • Polk County
      • Option Fight. 1910
      • Superintendent of Schools
       
    • Probate
    • Property Disputes
      • Carlson vs. Carlson
      • Miscellaneous
       
    • Public Indecency
    • Rape/Carnal Knowledge
      • Miscellaneous
      • State vs. Panetti 
       

    Box 9

    • Ration Cards. 1947
    • Real Estate, Minnesota. 1896
    • Red River Valley Soil Survey. 1939
    • Roads/Waterways
    • Robbery/Theft
    • School Board Election. 1940
    • Sioux Indian War, Narratives and Reminiscences. 1926
    • Slander
    • State Bank of Eldred Buyout
    • Steenerson Family Memories of Pioneer Days
    • Taxes
      • Deadlock
      • Delinquent
      • Gift and Inheritance
      • Income Tax
      • Mining
      • Miscellaneous
      • Money and Credit
      • Net Income
      • Township
       
    • Tenancy Contracts
    • Townships
      • Andover
      • Kertsonville
      • King
      • Queen
      • Tilden
       
    • Traffic Violations
    • Transportation Report by William Makln
    • Trespassing
    • Vagrancy
    • Welfare/Aid Requests
      • Hassan, Ali
      • Miscellaneous 
       

    Box 10

    • Wills
    • Portrait Litho Blocks of George Hagen