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Funk, R & B, & Soul in the Twin Cities: Manuscripts & Publications

A guide to MNHS resources on Twin Cities R & B, funk, and soul from the late 1960s through the early 1980s.


Twin Cities Funk and Soul, by Secret Stash Records.
MNHS call number:  FOLIO ML3521.&85 2012 and online.

PunkFunkRockPop, by Patty Dean.
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society, 2002.
MNHS call number:  Reading Room F601.5 M66 v. 58:1 and online.

West Bank Boogie, by Cyn Collins.
Minneapolis, MN: Triangle Park Creative.
MNHS call number: ML3477.8M56 C65 2006
See venues tab for a listing of periodicals.


Minnesota Black Music Awards, 1982-1998
Programs, publicity posters, news clippings, memorabilia, and other records from an awards program created by Pete Rhodes, Kimberly Bedell Rhodes, and other associates to honor black Minnesotans for their contributions to the music world. Also included are some records from the Minnesota Black Music Expo, a related event that featured concerts and workshops for people in the music business.
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

Musicians' Links

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