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Maps at MNHS   Tags: building history, how-to, land, maps  

A guide to accessing maps and other geospatial resources at MNHS.
Last Updated: Aug 4, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Research Options

  • Visit the MHS Library
    Original materials, records, and newspapers on microfilm are available on site and reference staff can help with research.
  • MHS Research Services
    Order copies of records, articles, or other specific materials from the MHS collections.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    MHS loans out most microfilm materials. Contact your local library for more information and assistance with this service

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Langwith's pictorial map of Minnesota.The map collection at the Minnesota Historical Society consists of about 19,000 maps and nearly 2,000 volumes of atlases.  The collection strongly emphasizes the Minnesota Territory and the state of Minnesota, its regions, counties and cities from 1849 to the present.

The collection also includes selected maps and atlases of a wider geographic area encompassing North America, Canada, the United States, the Great Lakes, and the Mississippi River Valley.  Together these materials trace the process of discovery, exploration, settlement, and development of the state and region as well as past and present relationships with other states.

This guide will give you an overview of what maps and map resources we have at MNHS and how you can access them.


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

Jackie Beckey

Reference Associate

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

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