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Minnesota Historical Society Library

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Contact
Minnesota Historical Society Library
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Phone: (651) 259-3300
FAX (651) 297-7436
reference@mnhs.org

Website
http://www.mnhs.org/library

Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
The library is open to the public.

About      
The Minnesota Historical Society library provides access to books, serials, newspapers, archival and manuscript materials, photographs, maps, audiovisual materials, digital resources, and more related to Minnesota's rich history, people, and culture. For those unable to come into the library we offer a variety of materials and research services online (www.mnhs.org) and answer questions by phone (651-296-2143), mail, and e-mail (reference@mnhs.org).

Our Customers
Our primary audience is the general public; typical users include genealogists/family historians, local history researchers, students (grade school, high school, college), house history researchers, legal researchers, Civil War historians, the media, and a variety of history and other social science-related scholars and researchers. Users also include researchers in many other disciplines, from medical research to environmental research to architecture.

Databases
These databases are available to walk-in users:

  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • ArchivesUSA
  • Clio Digital Library Shelf (genealogy books and county histories)
  • Digital Sanborn Maps (for Minnesota)
  • Freedman's Bank Records index
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Indian Photographs database
  • Minneapolis Newspaper Portrait index
  • Minnesota Birth Certificates index - *with images*
  • Minnesota Photographers database
  • Scandinavia Vital Records index
  • 1895 Minnesota State Census index (currently Aitkin - Hennepin, Ramsey, and St. Louis counties)

Special Collections

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