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Last Updated: May 5, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Research Options

  • 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.

Related Research Guides & Webpages

  • Using the MNHS Library
    A Library 101 Guide with information about the Library's two rooms, the contents of the collection, and how to access some resources online.


The Minnesota Historical Society Library can be a great place to do research for your History Day project.  This step-by-step guide for students gives some advice on how to make your research experience better!

The basic steps for History Day Research here at MNHS are:

  1. Get Started: Pick a topic and find secondary sources
  2. Online Primary Sources: Find primary sources that are available online
  3. Search @ MNHS: Search the catalog and finding aids online before you visit
  4. Visit the Library: Everything you need to know about visiting us
  5. More Help!: People and places that can help on your research and project

(Are you a History Day teacher considering bringing your class to the MNHS Library for a research visit?  Check out our Class Visits page for more information.)


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

Jenny McElroy,
Reference Associate

Kathryn Pase,
MN History Day

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

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