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Truckers' Strike of 1934: Newspapers


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

Useful dates to search for 1934 Truckers' Strike:

  • May 16, 1934: Strike began
  • July 26, 1934: Governor Olson declared martial law
  • August 21, 1934: Settlement

Useful newspapers to search:

  • Minneapolis Journal
  • Minneapolis Labor Review (available on microfilm or online)
  • Minneapolis Star
  • Minneapolis Tribune
  • Minnesota Union Advocate (St. Paul)
  • St. Paul Dispatch
  • St. Paul News (Daily)
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press

Newspaper Resources

Clippings on Vincent Raymond Dunne, 1966, 1969.
Photocopies of Minneapolis Star newspaper clippings detailing Vincent R. Dunne’s activities as the 1930s founder and organizer of the Socialist Workers Party, especially regarding his role in the 1934 Minneapolis truck strike and relationship with other 1930s Minnesota politicians and leaders.
MNHS call number: P939

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