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Napoleon Noel Nadeau was born December 25, 1889 in Marinette, Wisconsin. Following his graduation from Marinette High School, he attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison for three years where he studied and worked as a photographer. He was then employed by the Hibbard Studio in Minneapolis for seven years before opening his own photographic studio. In 1932, Nadeau was hired as department photographer for the Conservation Department and charged with both documenting the work of the department and producing photographs for educational purposes. His work was used in exhibits, as well as being published in newspapers and journals including the Minnesota Conservationist. He served in this capacity until 1937.

Nadeau also developed the first aero camera used in the United States, made the first aero photographs in the Twin Cities, and served in the Secret Service and the National Guard during World War II. The date of his death is unknown.

This biographical information was taken from the Minnesota Department of Conservation Commissioner's office general correspondence (cataloged separately).

From the guide to the Photographs by Napoleon N. Nadeau, 1898-1942 (bulk 1932-1937)., (Minnesota Historical Society)

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referencedIn Central subject files: Operational (O) files., 1911-1962. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn St. Croix River Association records., 1917-1988. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn State Ditch Files., 1900-1987. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Central subject files: Forester (F) files., 1909-1962. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Quetico-Superior Council records., 1906-1967. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Photographs by Napoleon N. Nadeau, 1898-1942 (bulk 1932-1937). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Laurence A. Rossman papers, 1924-1996 (bulk 1924-1955). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Photographs negatives and lantern slides., circa 1883-1973. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Chester Wilson papers., 1912-1978 (bulk 1943-1978). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Central subject files: Planting (SP) files., 1914-1961. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Timber management and sales records., 1917-1990. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Central subject files: Silvicultural investigation (SI) files., 1907-1959. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Central subject files: Miscellaneous (Z) files., 1914-1972. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Divisional records., 1900-2008. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Director's subject files, 1935-1966. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Contour lake maps on aperture cards [microform]., 1930s-1970. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn State parks maps and drawings., 1839-1997 (bulk 1935-1973). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Subject files, 1955-1977. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Central subject files: Land (L) files., 1915-1961. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Correspondence and reports., 1931-1971 (bulk 1955-1971). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Subject files., 1955-1977. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Watershed district files., circa 1920-2011 (bulk 1950s-1990s). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Subject Files., 1933-2012 (bulk 1950-2000). Minnesota Historical Society
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associatedWith Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). Minnesota District corporateBody
associatedWith Cloquet Lumber Company (Cloquet, Minn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Conzet, Grover M., 1886- person
associatedWith Dolgaard, Sam person
associatedWith Minnesota. Department of Natural Resources. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Division of Forestry. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Division of Game and Fish. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Division of Lands and Minerals. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Division of Parks and Recreation. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Division of Waters. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Legislature. Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. corporateBody
associatedWith Nadeau, Napoleon Noel, 1889- person
associatedWith Northwest Sports, Travel, and Boat Show (Minneapolis, Minn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Quetico-Superior Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Rossman, L. A. (Laurence Alonzo), 1890-1956 person
associatedWith St. Croix River Association. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Department of Agriculture. corporateBody
associatedWith Wegmann, Theodore person
associatedWith Wilson, Chester S. (Chester Sawyer), 1886-1983 person
associatedWith Yah-Baince, Chief person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Kabetogama State Forest (Minn.)
Minnesota Works Progress Administration
International Lumber Company
Chippewa National Forest (Minn.)
Itasca State Park (Minn.)
Minnesota. Commission of Conservation
Minnesota. Division of Forestry
Minnesota State Fair
Red Lake Indian Reservation (Minn.)
Scenic State Park (Minn.)
Whitewater State Park (Minn.)
Red River Lumber Company
Badoura State Nursery (Minn.)
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Agricultural--Minnesota--Photographs
Fishery management--Minnesota
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