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Alexander Ramsey & The Alexander Ramsey House: Newspapers

Minnesota's First Governor

Newspaper Collections

Scrapbook on the Biography of Alexander Ramsey, by Martin W. Odland.
Newspaper clippings extracted from Minneapolis Tribune, September 23-November 27, 1927.
MNHS call number: FOLIO F605.1.R18 O2

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Useful dates to search for Alexander Ramsey and the Alexander Ramsey House:

  • June 1, 1849- Ramsey begins his term as territorial governor of Minnesota Territory
  • July 23, 1851- Signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux
  • March 29, 1853- Birth of Ramsey's daughter, Marion Ramsey
  • 1855- Ramsey elected mayor of St. Paul
  • January 2, 1860- Ramsey begins his time as governor of Minnesota
  • September 9, 1862- Strong statements made against the Dakota during the US-Dakota War
  • March 1863- March 1875- Ramsey serves as a Unites States Senator from Minnesota
  • 1868- Construction begins of Ramsey house
  • 1879 -1881 Ramsey serves as Unites States Secretary of War
  • April 22, 1903- Ramsey dies in St. Paul


Useful newspapers to search:

  • Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub- a searchable website of Minnesota newspapers from 1856-1922
  • The Pioneer, St. Paul (1849-1855)
  • The Daily Minnesota Pioneer and Democrat, St. Paul (1855-1860)
  • The Pioneer and Democrat, St. Paul (1860-1862)
  • The St. Paul Pioneer (1862- )


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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