A large portion of the governors' collection includes the official records, and correspondence, subject files, etc., that were created by the governor and staff during their tenure in office. There are also records from the committees, councils and commissions created by the governors to study, plan and make recommendations on the variety of issues relating to the state. (i.e. Governor's commission on the arts, council on health promotion and wellness, etc.). The collection also includes the "miscellaneous" records such as proclamations, executive documents and disaster relief files which, depending upon the research topic, may be of interest.
The Governors of Minnesota is an online resource that can be of assistance, as a starting point, in locating the records of a particular governor. It includes biographical information, links to the finding aid/s and/or catalog description of the records, personal/family papers and other resources to consult.
To locate the records of an individual governor search the catalog: