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Mills Archive

The Mills Archive was established in 2002 to preserve and protect records of milling heritage and to make them available to the public. It is governed by the Mills Archive Trust, a charity, based at Watlington House, Berkshire; the Mills Archive Trust was established in 2002. A grant of £50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund enabled the Archive to launch its internet catalogue in 2003. Other early supporters of the trust included the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, the Hampshire Mills Group, which donated £200; the Archive was set up in response to an expressed need to preserve and where possible integrate the various threatened sources of information on the windmills and watermills of the UK and the rest of the world. It was hoped to prevent material being lost on the death of a molinologist by creating a suitable repository. In 2012, the Chairman Dr Ron Cookson was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for Services to Heritage. A Charitable Trust, the Trust became a Foundation-style Charitable Incorporated Organisation in February 2014.

In November 2016 the Archive was awarded the status of a Nationally Accredited Archive Service. The Archive aims to focus on traditional mills and milling, seeks to acquire relevant historical and contemporary documentary and illustrative material and small artefacts; the main initial priority is records relating to UK mills and millwrights, chiefly during the 18th–21st centuries, but the Archive plans to extend its coverage worldwide. "Traditional mills" include mills, similar structures and industrial processes that are or were powered by wind, muscle or other power sources, but not the massive modern industrial mills used for steel production and similar large-scale industrial enterprises. "Milling" includes millwrighting and the place of the mill in social and economic as well as technological and architectural history. The Mills Archive was set up to care for four important Foundation Collections: those belonging to the SPAB, Mildred Cookson, Ken Major and Alan Stoyel. Since its establishment it has been given more than 250 further collections, both small.

The Archive holds more than 3,000,000 items, most of which can be inspected by appointment at the Research Centre at Watlington House. Its catalogue is free to use, contains some 80,000 records and is expanding; the Archive maintains a library containing more than 3,000 books on mills, in various languages. Most have been added to the online library catalogue. Apart from its wide use as a source of information about mills and their machinery in archival documents and journals, the Mills Archive has become a focus for family history researchers. More information can be found on the Archive's main website

Moore Township, Stevens County, Minnesota

Moore Township is a township in Stevens County, United States. The population was 252 at the 2000 census. Moore Township bears the surname of an early settler. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 252 people, 81 households, 69 families residing in the township; the population density was 7.1 people per square mile. There were 83 housing units at an average density of 2.4/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White. There were 81 households out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.7% were married couples living together, 1.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 13.6% were non-families. 8.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.31. In the township the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 123.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.0 males. The median income for a household in the township was $44,583, the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $21,875 for females; the per capita income for the township was $17,001. About 2.9% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty five or over