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Polar Exploration: Ralph Plaisted, Will Steger, & Ann Bancroft: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates


  • Minneapolis Start-Tribune
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press


  • March-April 1968: Plaisted Expedition
  • April-May 1986: Steger Polar Expedition
  • July 27, 1989: The International Trans-Antarctica Expedition begins
  • March 3, 1990: The International Trans-Antarctica Expedition ends
  • November 1992- January 1993: Ann Bancroft's trip to the south pole
  • November 2000- January 2001: Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen cross Antarctica

Other Useful Resources:

  • Ralph Plaisted's "News Obituary" appeares in the September 11, 2008, issue of the Star Tribune, on page B10 of the Metro edition


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.   

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