Old Minnesota newspapers in your research plan?

A large array of Minnesota newspapers is on a new platform that will soon require you to change what you have bookmarked for your search. “The Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub has moved to a new platform – the same platform used by Swedish American Newspapers and Historical Minneapolis Tribune.” It’s just one part of the great Minnesota Historical Society website.

With this change, researchers get the historic Minneapolis Tribune titles, foreign-language titles, and other new content with a promise of more to come.  with more new titles and date ranges on the way.

As the MHS website further states, “The Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub is a searchable website from the Minnesota Historical Society that makes hundreds of thousands of pages of Minnesota newspapers available online. The Hub contains geographically and culturally diverse newspapers published between 1856 and today. Due to copyright law, most newspapers published after 1922 can only be accessed from the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center. Explore the Newspaper Hub.”

MHS has cabinet after cabinet of microfilmed newspapers from all around Minnesota. Several rows of microfilm readers, several printers, and a machine for digitizing the articles you find. Copies are only .35 each. MHS has a large parking lot (fee required), a cafe, great exhibits, and microfilms, books and original records galore. Learn more at www.mnhs.org

 

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