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Abortion & Reproductive Politics: 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


  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • St. Cloud Daily Times


  • November 1970: Dr. Jane Hodgson is convicted for performing an abortion at St. Paul-Ramsey Hospital
  • June 1971: National Right to Life Convention at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN
  • January 22, 1973: Supreme court decision in Roe v. Wade
  • January 22, 1974: First March for Life in Washington, D.C.
  • June 2-5, 1977: Minnesota Women's Meeting in St. Cloud, MN.
  • November 17-21, 1977: National Women's Meeting in Houston, TX. 

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Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
Currently open by appointment only.