The Minneapolis Collection
|Covers all aspects of the city’s history and includes books, photographs, high school yearbooks, archival and manuscript collections, periodicals, maps, and thousands of files of newspaper clippings.|
|Minneapolis Historic Photo Collection
Search for historic images of the city.
|Researching the History of Homes, Buildings and Neighborhoods in Minneapolis|
|Minneapolis Yearbook List
Index of yearbooks available for public and private city schools.
Frequently Asked Questions
A History of Minneapolis
Histories of Park Properties
|Manuscripts and Archives
Clubs and Organizations Annotated Index
Personal Archives Annotated Index
|Historic Newspapers (requires a registered library card)
Minneapolis Tribune (index to articles 1867-1908)
Minneapolis Morning Tribune (articles 1909-1922)
Star Tribune (1986 - present)
|Historic Minneapolis Maps, 1848-1967|
1885 - 1898 - 1914
|Oral History Interviews|
|Historic Minneapolis Theater Programs|
|Historic Annual Reports of Local Social Service Organizations|
Read about the daily life of Ezra Fitch Pabody, who grew up in late nineteenth-century Minneapolis
|Seth Eastman Sketchbook
Pencil sketches and watercolors completed during the years 1838 to 1848.
|Historic Postcard Collection
Index of historic postcards depicting scenes from around the City of Minneapolis.
1912 Minneapolis business photos, volume 1
1912 Minneapolis business photos, volume 2
|Nineteenth-Century Minneapolis Hotel Menus
Hotel Nicollet - Hotel Lafayette - West Hotel
|"The Heart of Minneapolis"
Photographs of downtown Minneapolis street corners in 1912
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