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Major Disasters in Minnesota
Print list of major storms, fires, floods and rains, insect infestations, wind storms, tornados, and other extreme weather events.
MNHS Call Number: Reading Room 606.1 .A67 2001
Minnesota Executive Council, Relief Correspondence and Records, 1919-1955
Correspondence and related materials to disaster relief for a wide range of disasters in Minnesota. Includes records for drought, hailstorm, fire, seed grain, flood, and tornado relief.
MNHS Call Number: See finding aid in the library (Executive Council).
Natural disasters can shape a community. Researchers may be interested in learning about natural disasters in Minnesota to understand circumstances in their family, local, or state history. The Gale Family Library has a number of resources documenting the destruction and rebuilding of many resilient Minnesota communities.
This guide organizes resources by disaster type. Selected resources may included books, articles, State Archives materials, personal manuscript collections, and photographs. For further assistance, please contact the Gale Family Library.
Visit the MNHS Library
Original materials, records, and newspapers on microfilm are available on site and reference staff can help with research.
MNHS Research Services
Order copies of records, articles, or other specific materials from the MNHS collections.
MNHS loans out most microfilm materials. Contact your local library for more information and assistance with this service.
Some items such as newspapers, articles, photos and objects are available online. Look for links within this guide.
Many books listed in the Secondary Sources page can be borrowed from other libraries.
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