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Legislative History Research: Step 6: Other Sources

A guide for researching the history of the Minnesota State Legislature.

Other Sources for Legislative History Research

Other possible avenues of legislative history research include:

  • House Research Department Bill Summaries (1975-2008), summarize main provisions of bills and compare House bills with companion Senate bills.  
  • Personal papers of legislators influential in the passage of the bill. Search both the MNHS catalog and finding aids.  
  • Contemporary newspaper articles about the issues raised by the bill.  See the Newspaper Collection for information on searching Minnesota newspapers.  
  • Records or publications of state agencies, political parties, or groups concerned with the legislation. Search both the MNHS catalog and finding aids





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