Frank H. DeGroat Papers (S716)

  • 1939-1981

    Biographical Sketch

    Frank DeGroat (1916-1989) served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1962-1976, the year he retired from office. He served in District 10A which occupies Becker, and parts of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties. In addition to holding public office, Frank was a dairy and grain farmer residing in the rural Lake Park, Minnesota area. 

    Collection Description

    The Frank H. DeGroat papers are a legislative collection. They are arranged topically and chronologically. The collection consists of agricultural reports, committee minutes, correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, legislative reports, and various related legislative materials. 

    Inventory

    Box 1

    • Advertising
      • Outdoor Laws and Information. 1969-73
       
    • Agriculture
      • Miscellaneous. 1969, 1971, undated
      • Reports. 1971-76
      • Subcommittee
        • Minutes. 1972
        • Reports. 1972
         
      • Wild Rice Crops
        • Correspondence. 1972-73
        • Miscellaneous. 1969, undated
         
       
    • Alcohol and Drug Abuse. 1969-75
    • Bibliographic Information
    • Biographical Information
    • Bills, Act, and Summaries of Bills. 1968-79
    • Bounty and Predator Control. 1959, 1965-75
    • Campaign Materials. 1968-76, undated
    • Charitable Organizations. 1973
    • Communism
      • Farm Bureau/Union Relationship. 1939-59
      • Miscellaneous. 1947-60, undated
       
    • Consumer Laws published by the Office of the Attorney General. 1969
    • Corrections, Department of. 1972-76
    • Correspondence. 1963, 1967-71 
        

    Box 2

    • Correspondence. 1972-81, undated
    • Conservation. 1969-76
    • Directories
      • Committee and Committee Assignments. 1973, 1975
      • Seating, Telephone. 1971, 1973-75
       
    • Education
      • Lake Park School Advisory Committee. 1978-79
      • Minnesota, Department of. 1973-74
      • Miscellaneous. 1963-75, undated
      • Pine Point Experimental School. 1972-73
      • Ray Brown-Backus School Controversy. 1975
       
    • Energy. 1975-78, undated
    • Family Farm Security. 1971-76
    • Fergus Falls State Hospital. 1976
    • Genealogical Information. 1969, 1972, 1975, undated
    • Gulf Oil
      • Annual Report. 1978
      • Correspondence/Press Releases. 1978-80
      • Government Advisory Council
        • Focus (Newsletter). 1978-79
        • Houston Meeting. 1979
        • New Orleans Meeting. 1977
         
      • Miscellaneous. 1977-80, undated 
       

    Box 3

    • Highway
      • Aid and Beautification. 1973, undated
      • Department of. 1966-77
       
    • House Bills. Volume 1 (See Boxes 10 & 11)
    • Indian Affairs Commission
      • Correspondence. 1965-73
      • Minutes. 1963-64, 1966-72
      • Reports. 1965-75
       
    • Legislative
      • Reports and Journals. 1968-76
      • Wrap-up Reports. 1976
       
    • Minnesota
      • Bicentennial Commission. 1974-76
      • Commission for the Handicap. 1963-77, undated
      • Farm Bureau. 1955, 1974, 1980-82
      • National Guard Reports. 1954, 1975
      • Public Disclosure Law. 1977-82
       
    • Miscellaneous Materials. 1969-76, undated
    • Native Americans
      • Hunting and Fishing Rights. 1971-74
      • Legal Information. 1966-72
      • Miscellaneous. 1962-73, undated
       
    • News Releases. 1971-76, undated
    • Newsletters
    • Miscellaneous. 1972-76, 1979
    • The Session Weekly published by the Minnesota House of Representatives. 1986
    • Newspaper Clippings. 1967-80, undated
    • Northwest Area Foundation Report. 1975
    • An Occupational Profile of Minnesota Women. 1975
    • Panama Canal Treaty. 1976-77
    • Personal Notes. 1969-76, undated
    • Pollution Control Agency. 1973-76
    • Poverty in Minnesota - Who, Where, and Why published by the Governor’s office of Economic Opportunity. 1972
    • Public Welfare, Department of. 1974, 1978
    • Regional Development Act. 1969-71
    • Resolutions and Petitions. 1969-75 
        

    Box 4

    • Senate Bills. Volume 2
    • Shore Land Management. 1965, 1970, 1975
    • Snowmobiles
      • International Conference Information. 1972-73
      • Manufacturers’/Legislature Minutes. 1973
      • Miscellaneous. 1971-75
      • Rules and Regulations. 1967-73
      • Subcommittee Minutes. 1971-72
       
    • Speeches. 1968-76, undated
    • Taxation
      • Conference Committee. 1973
      • Homestead Credit. 1972-76
      • Miscellaneous. 1967-79
      • Property. 1973, undated
      • Railroad. 1969-73, undated
      • Real Estate. 1969-76, undated
      • Study Commission. 1973
       
    • University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Stations. 1966-67, 1973
    • The Washington Report. 1977-80
    • Wetlands
    • Miscellaneous. 1962-75
    • Preservation. 1970, undated
    • Wild Rice River Basin. 1968-69, 1972 
        

    Box 5

    • Author’s Lists. 1965, 1971, 1973-77
    • Dairy Herd Record Book. 1944-57
        

    The following boxes contain various publications relating to the subject area indicated. 

    Box 6

    • Daily Planner Books. 1965-77, undated
    • Agriculture 
        

    Box 7

    • Education
    • Environmental Reports 
        

    Box 8

    • Environmental Reports
    • Land Use Planning
    • Legislative Bulletins 
        

    Box 9

    • Legislative Bulletins
    • Regional Development Studies and Proposals
    • Taxation 
        

    Boxes 10-11

    • House Bills