A Guide to the Records of Minnesota's Public Lands

The records described in this guide document the state of Minnesota's acquisition, sale, and management of its trust fund, railroad grant, and related lands, as well as the federal land survey of Minnesota and the initial transfer of title to public lands from the federal government to the state or to private parties. The approximately 800 cubic feet of records were created primarily by four agencies: the State Land Office, the Land Department of the State Auditor's office, the U.S. General Land Office in Minnesota, and the U.S. Surveyor General for Minnesota. The guide also summarizes land-related records in other state agencies, with individual descriptions of particularly pertinent records series.

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