Due to the timeframe of the AIDS Crisis in Minnesota, reseachers can take advantage of print indexes to newspapers in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Duluth during the 1980s and part of the 1990s. You can find the following indexes located in the Hubbs Microfilm Room:
Index to Saint Paul Pioneer Press Newspaper. Saint Paul, MN: Saint Paul Public Library, 1981-1996.
MNHS call number: Microform Room A121.S3
Duluth News Tribune and Herald Index. Duluth, MN: Duluth Public Library Reference Department, 1983-1987.
MNHS call number: Microfilm Room A121.D852
Minneapolis Star and Tribune Index. Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis Public Library and Information Center, 1981-1986.
MNHS call number: Microform Room A121.M53
Suggested Terms to Use in Index:
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and AIDS. For early coverage of the disease it can also be helpful to look under headings of homosexuals and gays. Later on there is additional coverage of advocacy efforts under the headings of various non-profit organizations such as the Minnesota AIDS Project.
The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.
Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers.
Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.