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Faribault School for the Deaf   Tags: education, health  

A guide to research in historical and student records of the institution also known as the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD).
Last Updated: May 6, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Research Options

  • Visit the MHS Library
    Original materials are available on site and reference staff can help with research.
  • Specific Citation Request
    Researchers who cannot visit but find a specific item of interest can submit a photocopy request using the Specific Citation Request Form.
  • MN Research Services
    Fee-based research services offered by MHS Library staff.

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In 1858, the year Minnesota became a state, the Minnesota State Institute for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb was established.   The school, which has gone through several name changes, is now known as the Minnesota State Academy of the Deaf.  The Minnesota Historical Society holds a variety of records documenting the school including:

Barron Hall, School for the Deaf, Faribault


MHS Reference Staff

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Gale Family Library
MN Historical Society Library
345 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Contact Us:
By Phone (651-259-3300)
By Email

Library Hours
Tuesday: 9am to 8pm
Wed. to Sat.: 9am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Holiday Hours


Guide Author

Tracey Baker

Head of Reference

Minnesota Historical Society Library • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300

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