Minnesota Newspapers Available on Library of Congress Website

For immediate release

Release dated: 
January 26, 2011
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen
Marketing and Communications
651-259-3148
jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Marjorie Nugent
Minnesota History Center
651-259-3145
marjorie.nugent@mnhs.org

Minnesota Newspapers Available on Library of Congress Website

Chronicling America is a Library of Congress website that makes available historic newspapers (1836-1922) from across the United States for noncommercial, educational and research purposes. Newspapers on Chronicling America are freely accessible and full-text searchable.

The Minnesota Historical Society has been digitizing Minnesota newspapers from its extensive newspaper collection since 2007 and contributing those to Chronicling America. Currently the following Minnesota titles are available on Chronicling America:

The Minnesota Historical Society will digitize the following titles for Chronicling America in 2011:

  • Ojibwe Newspapers: "The Progress" (White Earth), "The Tomahawk" (White Earth), "Red Lake News".
  • African American Newspaper: The remaining dates of "The Appeal" (St. Paul), 1912-1922.
  • City Newspapers: "The Bemidji Pioneer", "Daily Pioneer" (Bemidji), "The New Ulm Weekly Review", "The New Ulm Review", "The Princeton Union" and "The Warren Sheaf."

Chronicling America is supported and funded through the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) in a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. The Minnesota Historical Society received its first NDNP grant in 2007 and a second grant in 2009.

The Minnesota Historical Society holds the largest single collection of Minnesota newspapers with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day. The collection includes daily and weekly Minnesota newspapers, as well as non-English-language, labor, ethnic, reservation, legal, prison, religious, political, school, and other special-interest papers.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.