Owatonna, Minnesota, Orphanage and Books about Life in the Orphanage


  • Award winning video/DVD “The Children Remember” – Life at the State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children” 87 minute documentary film. 2002. The documentary was funded in part by the Minnesota Historical Society’s Grants-in-Aid Program, and by corporate and individual donations. The video or DVD is available from the Orphanage Museum web site or call 1-507-444-4321.


  • Boy from C-11 Case #9164, A Memoir by historian  Harvey Ronglien.
    To order, write: Boy From C-11, PO Box 925 Owatonna, MN, 55060.
  • No Tears Allowed – book by orphan Eva Carlson Jensen
    Available from Sandy Dinse
    8251 Eighth Street Southwest
    Owatonna , MN 55060
  • Patty’s Journey – book by orphan Donna Scott Norling
    with afterward by Priscilla Ferguson Clement
    Published by University of Minnesota Press
    111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
    Minneapolis , MN 55401-2520
  • While the Locust Slept – book by Native American orphan Peter (Jim) Razor
    Published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
    Available at Amazon and Barnes and Nobel