National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Minnesota Historical Society Visual Resources Database
Minnesota Historical Society Library
In beginning her research on the Federal Building in downtown Saint Paul,
Emily identified the building's original name as the Courthouse, Customhouse,
and Post Office. Her research into the customhouse that occupied the building
from 1900 to 1905 led Emily to the diaries of James Shields, a customhouse
clerk. His writings then led Emily to additional sources in other repositories,
"Uncle Sam Worked Here" NEH-funded Exhibit