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Eugenics in Minnesota: Charles Fremont Dight: 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


  • Bulletin: Published for the Dight Institute, 1943–1966 (QH431.M5A22)
  • Minneapolis Star
  • Minneapolis Tribune
  • St. Paul Dispatch
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press


  • 1923: Organization of the Minnesota Eugenics Society
  • 1925: Legalization of sterilization of the "feeble-minded"
  • June 20, 1938: Charles Fremont Dight dies


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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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