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3M Company: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles


"Mining the Archives," by Loralee J. Bloom.
In Minnesota History, vol. 58, Fall 2002, pp. 162-167.
MNHS call number: Digital copy

"Birth of a Giant:  3M's North Shore Heritage," by Louise Thureen.
In Lake Superior Magazine, vol. 14, no. 3 (1992), pp. 38-43.
MNHS call number:  F614.S97 L252 v.14:3

"The Financial Angel Who Rescued 3M:  The Life and Times of Lucius Pond Ordway," by Virginia Brainard Kunz.
In Ramsey County History, vol. 36, no. 3 (2001), pp. 4-31.
MNHS call number:  Reading Room F612.R22 R3 v.36:3

3M decal 1950-1963


100, A Century of Innovation, The 3M Story
St. Paul, Minn.:  3M Co., 2002.
MNHS call number:  Reading Room HD9729.M5 053 2002
Available digitally from 3M      

Brand of the Tartan: The 3M Story, by Virginia Huck.
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1955.
MNHS call number: HD9729.M5 H8

The 3M Way to Innovation: Balancing People and Profit, by Ernest Gundling.
Toyko; New York: Kodansha International, 2000.
MNHS call number:  HD9729.M5 G863 2000

Our Story So Far: Notes from the First 75 Years of 3M Company
St. Paul, Minn.:The Company, 1977.
MNHS call number:  HD7929.M5 M5 1977

A Chemical History of 3M, 1933-1990, by Neil Roderick MackKay.
Minneapolis: 3M Chemical Film & Allied Products Group, 1991.
MNHS call number:  HD9729.M5 M32 1991

William L. McKinght, Industrialist: A Biographical Sketch of the Chairman of the Board, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, by Mildred  Houghton Comfort.
Minneapolis:T.S. Denison, 1962.
MNHS call number:  HD9729.M5 C6

Film & Video

The 3M Legacy -- and a Legend, videotape
Produced by Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co. Maplewood, Minn.:1987.
MNHS call number:  Videotape 143

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