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Fort Snelling: 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

Newspapers: Local newspapers that covered events at Fort Snelling

  • St. Paul
  • St. Paul Daily Pioneer and Democrat
  • St. Paul Daily Press
  • St. Paul Daily Minnesotian
  • St. Paul Globe 
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press

  • St. Anthony Falls
  • St. Anthony Express
  • The Falls Evening News
  • Minnesota Republican

  • Minneapolis
  • The Minneapolis Tribune
  • The Minneapolis Star
  • The Minneapolis Journal

Other Useful Resources: Periodicals published by the garrison of the fort.

  • Fort Snelling bulletin, 1928-1946.
    MNHS call number:
    Microfilm 1336

  • The Round Tower: Seventh Corps area, Ft. Snelling, 1925-1927.
    MNHS call number: 
    U294.5 .S6 B34

  • The Barracks Bag, 1924.
    MNHS call number: 
    U294.5 .S6 B33

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