Minnesota Digital Newspaper Project

Introduction

In 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2019 the Minnesota Historical Society received two-year grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), contributing digitized newspapers from the Minnesota Historical Society collection. This program is a partnership between the NEH and the Library of Congress to build a national digital resource of newspapers published between 1690 and 1963. The material is full-text searchable and accessible through Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, a website developed and hosted by the Library of Congress.

Now Available on Chronicling America

The following Minnesota titles are available on Chronicling America.

Askov

Austin

Bemidji

Duluth

Fergus Falls

Fertile

Grand Marais

Little Falls

Minneapolis

Minneota

Morris

New Ulm

New York Mills

Nininger

Princeton

Red Lake

Red Wing

Redwood Falls

St. Cloud

St. Paul

Sauk Rapids

Stillwater

Virginia

Wadena

Warren

White Earth

Willmar

Winona

  • Katolik (Winona, Minn.) - 1893-1894
  • Wiarus (Winona, Minn.) - 1886-1893​
  • Wiarus (Winona, Minn.) - 1895-1919

Worthington

To search newspaper content go to Search Newspaper Pages - Chronicling America.

2007-2009 NDNP Grant

During the 2007-2009 cycle, the Society followed criteria set by the Library of Congress to digitize and submit 100,000 pages of Minnesota newspapers published between 1880 and 1910 to the Chronicling America website. The following titles were selected by the Society and its Advisory Board:

  • The Saint Paul Globe (including earlier titles: Daily Globe and St. Paul Daily Globe) - 1880-1905
  • The Minneapolis Journal - 1901-1903

2009-2011 NDNP Grant

In 2009, the Society was awarded another two-year grant from the NEH to continue its participation in the NDNP. For the 2009-2011 cycle, the date span for digitization expands to 1860-1922. Minnesota newspaper titles selected for this phase include:

Ojibwe Newspapers:

  • The Progress (White Earth)
  • The Tomahawk (White Earth)
  • Red Lake News (Red Lake)

African American Newspaper from St. Paul:

  • Western Appeal
  • The Appeal

City Newspapers:

  • The Bemidji Pioneer, Daily Pioneer, and The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
  • The New Ulm Weekly Review and The New Ulm Review
  • The Princeton Union
  • The Warren Sheaf
  • Daily Globe, 1878-1879 *completes published run of the Globe newspaper
  • The Minneapolis Journal, 1904-1906

2011-2013 NDNP Grant

For the 2011-13 grant cycle, the Society focused on digitizing weekly newspapers from geographically diverse regions of Minnesota. The titles selected for this phase include:

  • St. Cloud Visiter [sic]
  • St. Cloud Democrat
  • St. Cloud Journal
  • Red Wing Sentinel
  • Goodhue Volunteer (Red Wing)
  • Grange Advance (Red Wing)
  • Willmar Tribune
  • Western Advance (Worthington)
  • The Worthington Advance
  • The Worthington Daily Advance
  • Labor World (Duluth)
  • Cook County Herald and Cook County News-Herald (Grand Marais)
  • The Virginia Enterprise
  • Little Falls Transcript and Little Falls Weekly Transcript
  • Little Falls Herald
  • The Northern Pacific Farmer (Wadena)
  • Mower County Transcript (Austin)
  • Minnesota Staats-Zeitung (St. Paul)
  • Der Nordstern (St. Cloud)
  • Der Fortschritt (New Ulm)

2015-2017 NDNP Grant

For the 2015-2017 grant cycle, the Society focused on digitizing ethnic and non-English language newspapers from Minnesota's immigrant communities. The titles selected for this phase include:

Czech

  • Minnesotske noviny (St. Paul, Minn.), 1904-1914

Dakota

  • Dakota tawaxitku kin, or The Dakota friend (St. Paul, Minn.), 1850-1852

Danish

  • St. Paul tidende (St. Paul, Minn.), 1903-1922

English

  • The Northwestern standard (Minneapolis, Minn.), 1885-1886
  • The Irish standard (Minneapolis, Minn.), 1886-1920 (Red Wing)

Finnish

  • Uusi kotimaa (New York Mills, Minn.), 1906-1922

French

  • Echo de l'ouest (Minneapolis, Minn.), 1885-1922

German

  • New Ulm Post (New Ulm, Minn.), 1914-1922
  • Der Nordstern (St. Cloud, Minn.), 1876-1877, 1910-1922

Icelandic

  • Vinland (Minneota, Minn.), 1902-1908

Norwegian

  • Arbeidsmanden (Fertile, Minn.), 1900-1901
  • Rodhuggeren (Fergus Falls, Minn.), 1893-1898
  • Fergus Falls ugeblad (Fergus Falls, Minn.), 1886-1922
  • Minneapolis tidende (Minneapolis, Minn.), 1914-1922

Polish

  • Wiarus (1886) (Winona, Minn.), 1886-1893
  • Katolik (Winona, Minn.), 1893-1895
  • Wiarus (1895) (Winona, Minn.) 1895-1919

Slovenian

  • Narodni vestnik, or the National herald (Duluth, Minn.), 1911-1914

Swedish

  • Allarm (Minneapolis, Minn.), 1915-1918
  • Minnesota posten (Red Wing, Minn.), 1857-1858
  • Minnesota stats tidning (1877) (Minneapolis, Minn.), 1877-1882
  • Skaffaren (1878) (St. Paul; Red Wing, Minn.), 1878-1882
  • Skaffaren och Minnesota stats tidning (St. Paul; Minneapolils, Minn.), 1882-1885
  • Skaffaren (1885) (St. Paul; Minneapolis, Minn.), 1885-1895
  • Minnesota stats tidning (1895) (St. Paul; Minneapolis, Minn.), 1895-1903

2017-2019 NDNP Grant

For the 2017-2019 grant cycle, the Society focused on digitizing from an expanded time period, pursuing “Other Voices” from distinctive individuals and communities, and expanded geographic coverage. The titles selected for this phase include:

  • Askov American (Askov, Minn.)
  • The Redwood Gazette (Redwood Falls, Minn.)
  • The Prison Mirror (Stillwater, Minn.)
  • The Mirror (Stillwater, Minn.)
  • Sauk Rapids Frontierman (Sauk Rapids, Minn.)
  • The New Era (Sauk Rapids, Minn.)
  • The Emigrant Aid Journal of Minnesota (Nininger City, Minn. Territory)
  • The Anti-Monopolist (Saint Paul, Minn.)
  • The Representative (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • The Great West (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • Backbone (St. Paul, Minn. ; Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • The Public Weal (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Felt raabet (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • The Minnesotian (St. Paul, Minn. Territory)
  • The Weekly Minnesotian (St. Paul, Minn. Territory )
  • Saint Paul weekly Minnesotian (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • Weekly Minnesotian and times (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • St. Paul Weekly Minnesotian (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • The Minnesota Pioneer (St. Paul, Minn. Territory)
  • The Daily Minnesota Pioneer (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • The Weekly Pioneer and Democrat (St. Paul, Minn. Territory)
  • Minnesota Weekly Times (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • The Twin City Star (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • The Appeal (Saint Paul, Minn. ; Minneapolis, Minn. ; Chicago, Ill.)
  • The Northwestern Bulletin (St. Paul, Minn. ; Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • The northwestern Bulletin-Appeal (St. Paul, Minn. ; Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • The St. Paul Echo (St. Paul ; Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • The Tomahawk (White Earth, Becker County, Minn.)
  • Voice of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • The Call of the North (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • The Minnesota Fiery Cross (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • The Duluth Rip-Saw (Duluth, Minn.)
  • The Saturday Press (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • American Jewish World (St. Paul, Minn. ; Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • The Catholic Bulletin (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • Der Wanderer (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • Stevens County Reporter (Morris, Minn.)
  • Stevens County Tribune (Morris, Minn.)
  • Morris Tribune (Morris, Minn.)
  • The Sun (Morris, Minn.)

Project Documents

Websites

Contact

For more information regarding the project, contact: newspapers@mnhs.org