Search by title, subject, etc. in our Library and Archives catalog.
While our dedicated online finding aids search is unavailable to offsite users (Summer 2023), you can use this custom google search to search to find collections that might interest you. Please note that:
Once you have an online finding aid on your screen, you can search for a particular term or name using your device or browser's "search on this page" function.
A finding aid is an inventory that lists the contents of an archival collection. Archival collections typically contain unpublished, primary source materials that were all created by the same person, family, agency, or organization. Our collections include state and local government records, manuscripts, personal and family papers, business and organizational records, photographs, sound recordings, moving images, oral histories, sheet music, telephone directories, and newspaper collections.
A finding aid includes an overview explaining what each collection is, who created it, when, and what materials or topics are included. A more detailed description lists the contents of the collection. A finding aid will not list every item, but it will give enough detail to help you discover parts you can explore further by visiting the Library.
Gale Family Library
Minnesota Historical Society Library
Located on the Second Floor of the Minnesota History Center
345 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Thursday to Saturday: 9am to 4pm
Sunday to Wednesday: Closed