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Military Intelligence Service Language School at 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


  • Minneapolis Star
  • Minneapolis Star Journal
  • Minneapolis Tribune 
  • St. Paul Dispatch
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • Shakopee Valley News


  • June 1, 1942: Camp Savage opens
  • December 1942: Second Camp Savage class begins
  • August 1944: MISLS moved to Fort Snelling
  • June 1946: Final commencement at Fort Snelling

Other Useful Resources:

"Snelling's Jap Language School Proves Army Opposition Wrong," Minneapolis Tribune, October 23, 1945, page 9. 

"Fort School Head Thanks City for Aid," Minneapolis Morning Tribune, May 27, 1946, page 8.

"Our Nisei Neighbors," Minneapolis Tribune, June 8, 1946, page 4. 

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