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Prostitution in Minnesota: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates


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


Manuscript Collections

"Newspaper Transcripts and Index, 1849-1863, 1896-1897," compiled by Willoughby M. Babcock.
Typed transcripts of and a microfilmed personal name and subject index to articles on early Minnesota, selected mainly from southern Minnesota newspapers. There is only one card in the index under the term "Prostitution;" instead see the term "Ill Fame Houses."
MNHS call number: See the finding aids in the library, (P941 and M588).

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
Currently open by appointment only.