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Dorothy Hagen Kettner

Dorothy Hagen Kettner
Dorothy Hagen Kettner, in pursuit of knowledge, enjoyment and lifelong learning, creates legacy gift to enrich the lives of Minnesotans.

In the heart of every professional librarian (and many others who love history) there lies the strong commitment to the collection and preservation of documents that tell the story of events long past. So it is with Dorothy Kettner. In completing her estate plan, Dorothy chose to remember the Minnesota Historical Society by establishing the Dorothy Hagen Kettner Fund for Library and Archives. Her original plan was to begin the fund by designating the remainder of her retirement plan, but as time passed she decided to make a current gift as well. This means her named fund has already begun providing essential resources for the Society's Library and Archives.

Originally from Oakes, North Dakota, Dorothy was a faculty member at Southwest State University in Marshall, MN. After seven years in Marshall, she began a 23 year position at the community college in Fergus Falls. In her retirement, she became a volunteer at the Society and applied her professional training to a number of projects related to the Library.

Jennifer Jones, Head of Collections and Reference at the Society has expressed appreciation for the resources the Kettner fund provides saying, "The cost of library materials continues to go up every year. The named endowments, such as the Kettner Fund, help us to maintain a first-rate library collection." Visit our library in-person or online at http://www.mnhs.org/library/.


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