The Morrison County Historical Society is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Minnesota State Grants-in-Aid project grant to preserve the Stanek Photography collection. The purpose of the project is to properly preserve, maintain and make accessible to the public a collection of historically valuable photographic images. Upon completion of the project, the prints and negatives in the collection will be part of the museum’s permanent collection and will then be available to the public for both commercial and non-commercial use under the conditions specified in the museum’s photo policy. (See “Fees & Policies” or “Request for Permission Form” under the Photographs section of the website.)
The Stanek Photography Collection consists of over a quarter of a century of photographs produced by Roger Stanek, who owned and operated Stanek Photography in Little Falls, Minnesota, from 1976 until the spring of 2002. The collection includes wedding and senior high school photos as well as a variety of photographs for local businesses, families and special events. Special events include political campaigns, military portraits, identification and passport photos, and family reunions. The collection helps to significantly fill a considerable gap as a majority of the current photographs in the museum’s collection date to pre-1950.
The project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society’s Grants-in-Aid Program. The purpose of the State Grants-in-Aid program is to support projects that increase the capacity of organizations and institutions to interpret and preserve Minnesota history.