Hubert H. Humphrey: Mayor, Senator, and Vice-President

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

The Gale Family Library provides full text searching to the Minneapolis Tribune and other newspapers through our database subscriptions. Please visit the library and ask a librarian to access. If you are not able to visit MNHS, or if you would like to research in a newspaper that has not been digitized, gather relevant dates for your topic before beginning your research. 

Useful dates for research on Hubert H. Humphrey:

  • June 11, 1945: Humphrey elected Mayor of Minneapolis
  • July 14, 1948: Democratic National Convention Address
  • November 2, 1948: Humphrey elected to U.S. Senate
  • 1949 - 1964: Humphrey served as U.S. Senator from Minnesota
  • November 3, 1964: Lyndon Johnson elected President
  • 1965 - 1969: Humphrey served as Vice President
  • August 26-29, 1968: Democratic National Convention in Chicago
  • November 6, 1968: Humphrey lost presidential election to Richard Nixon
  • 1971 - 1978: Humphrey served as U.S. Senator from Minnesota
  • January 13, 1978: Humphrey passed away due to cancer, in Minnesota

Useful newspapers to search:

  • Minneapolis Star
  • Minneapolis Tribune
  • St. Paul Dispatch
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press

MNHS also has copies of relevant Minnesota newspapers available in our Hubbs microfilm room.

Search for 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.   

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