Manuscripts Collection

Manuscripts Card Catalog

The Manuscripts Card Catalog is a card index to the Minnesota Historical Society's collections of personal papers and business and organizational records.

Business records include correspondence, reports, financial records, publications and advertising, and other materials about the products/services of Minnesota businesses large and small.

Organizational records document the activities of a variety of organized groups, including social, ethnic, fraternal, patriotic, service, religious, and political organizations.

Personal papers include letters, diaries, account books, and memoirs of Minnesotans both famous and ordinary.

Searching the Manuscripts Card Catalog

  • Search under the name of an individual, organization or business, or related subject heading.
  • To retrieve files, fill out a green call slip. Include name of the collection and its identification number.
  • To find more detailed information about contents of specific collections, consult the Manuscripts Collections Inventory Notebooks.