Materials here, consisting mainly of correspondence, memoranda and reports, document UMM's involvement in various issues involving local government, as well as the chancellor's role in promoting economic development in the Morris area. Some records speak to issues involving zoning, side-walk construction and an air charter company. Materials also provide a record of the relationship between the campus's chief administrative officers and local business leaders. This relationship was especially apparent in the 1980s when UMM became involved in a couple of different attempts to assess economic opportunity in the area and promote growth. See especially the large folder entitled "Morris Area Programs" and another labeled "Main Street Project, 1987." Also of interest is the file containing a copy of a "Minnesota Daily" article written in August, 1974 that describes the campus and town and the administration's point-by-point response. Finally, the file, "Explorations in Human Consciousness" contains a series of letters written by local residents protesting a convocation series from 1975-76 that explored transcendental meditation, Zen Buddhism and related issues.
UMM Archives, "UMM Miscellaneous and Correspondence: Morris and Stevens County (A1-K-p) contents" (2015). Chancellor’s Papers. 12.