A guide to MNHS resources on Twin Cities R & B, funk, and soul from the late 1960s through the early 1980s.
Last Updated: Jun 4, 2014
- Visit the MNHS Library
Original materials, records, and newspapers on microfilm are available on site and reference staff can help with research.
- MNHS Research Services
Order copies of records, articles, or other specific materials from the MNHS collections.
- Interlibrary Loan
MNHS loans out most microfilm materials. Contact your local library for more information and assistance with this service.
- Online Research
Some items such as newspapers, articles, photos and objects are available online. Look for links within this guide.
- Other Libraries
Many books listed in the Secondary Sources page can be borrowed from other libraries.
In the Twin Cities during the 1960s-70s, a vibrant musical genre was developing that was a fusion of funk, R & B and soul. This genre of music spurred inspirational moments in Minnesota music history with the development of "Black and Proud Record Company" (the twin cities first African American owned record label), successful producers such as Flyte Tyme productions, and notable musicians such as Prince, the Valdons, Flyte Tyme and the Exciters (to name a few).
There were many musicians and groups that formed during this period. This guide will point you to the various resources MNHS has in its collections related to this musical period in Minnesota.
Gale Family Library
MN Historical Society Library
345 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
By Phone (651-259-3300)
Tuesday: 9am to 8pm
Wed. to Sat.: 9am to 4pm