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Vietnam War & Minnesota: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates


  • July 8, 1959: The first American is killed in the conflict in Vietnam
  • April 27, 1967: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks against war in Vietnam, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota
  • January 30, 1968: Tet Offensive begins
  • March 16, 1968: Massacre at My Lai
  • October 15, 1969: Moratorium Day: Student protests and speeches by Walter Mondale at the U of M
  • April 28, 1970: Protesters march to Honeywell headquarters in protest of bombs made by the company
  • May 4, 1970: Kent State shootings spark nationwide protests
  • May 5, 1970: Student protests in St. Cloud, MN
  • July 10, 1970: "Minnesota 8" arrested for trying to break into government offices to destroy draft records
  • May 9-16, 1972: Massive protests at the University of Minnesota, police are called in to break up protests
  • April 30, 1975: The last of the U.S. Marines are evacuated from the U.S. Embassy in Saigon


For local newspapers search the library catalog by [town/city name] and select "Newspapers" in the MNHS Catalog Options dropdown menu. 


Periodicals & Newsletters

People’s Referendum Newsletter
Minneapolis, Mn. : Honeywell Project, 1972-
MNHS call number: SERIAL 2133

The Little Free Press
Minneapolis, Minn. : L. Johnson.
MNHS call number: Microfilm 1093, and HX821 .L58

Minneapolis : Changes Magazine. 
Apr. 5, 1970-Mar./Apr. 1973.
MNHS call number: Microfilm 1669

Strike Action
Minneapolis, Minn.: Strike media, 1970-
May 11, 1970
MNHS call number: Microfilm Minneapolis. STRIKE ACTION

Minnesota Peace Action Coalition Newsletter Collection, 1970-1971
MNHS call number: SERIAL 2613

Minnesota Vietnam News
Minneapolis, Minn. Minnesota Vietnam News.
v. 3, no. 1-11; May-Nov. 15, 1967.
MNHS call number: DS557.A6 M63

Minnesota Mobilizer
Minneapolis, Minn. Minnesota New Mobilization Committee.
v. 3, no. 12- ; Dec. 16, 1967-
MNHS call number: DS557.A6 .M64

Twin Cities Draft Information Center 
Minneapolis, The Center.
Feb. 22, 1970.
MNHS call number: AP2 .C449


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

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