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Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.: Aviator & International Superstar: Newspapers

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Newsboy distributing January 1937 Minneapolis Journal.The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers

Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.   

 

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Newspapers:

  • Little Falls Herald
  • Little Falls Transcript
  • Minneapolis Star
  • Minneapolis Tribune
  • St. Paul Dispatch
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press

Dates:

  • May 20-21, 1927: Lindbergh flies from New York to Paris and is the first person to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • June 10, 1927: Lindbergh returns to New York aboard the U.S.S. Memphis.
  • June 13, 1927: Millions of people attend various events in New York honoring Lindbergh.
  • August 23-25, 1927: During a national good-will tour, Lindbergh visits the Twin Cities and Little Falls in Minnesota.
  • May 27, 1929: Charles Lindbergh marries Anne Morrow.
  • March 1, 1932: The toddler son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh is kidnapped and later found murdered, spurring Congress to eventually pass the Federal Kidnapping Act, or "Lindbergh Law."
  • September 30, 1973: Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. speaks at the dedication of the Lindbergh State Park Interpretive Center.
  • August 26, 1974: Charles A. Lindbergh dies in Hawaii.

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