The State of Minnesota has operated a number of residential facilities which have housed many residents for varying periods of time, most of them involuntarily, to treat or protect them or to protect others from them. As the State Archives, the Minnesota Historical Society holds records from many of these institutions. There are also records for state departments which oversaw the administration of multiple institutions. For some institutions, there are extensive records, but for others there are few or no records.
Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300 Tuesday: 9am to 8pm • Wed. to Sat.: 9am to 4pm • Sunday & Monday: Closed • Holiday Hours