Collections Update

Research Systems Update

The Gale Family Library team is here to help while sections of the MNHS website undergo necessary updates. For research help or other questions, please contact us at 651-259-3300 or reference@mnhs.org or ask in person anytime the Library is open

Most of our research tools–including the Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub, the online Catalog, and Research Guides–are not impacted by any updates.

Website updates include:

Collections Online: Beta testing of our new Collections Online system is currently available for in-person researchers at the Gale Family Library. This allows for searches of digitized photos, oral histories, and artifacts. Our library team is also able to assist in-person researchers in accessing some physical items, including photographs. Please contact the library in advance for assistance and more information.

Minnesota People Records Search: This system searches birth, death, state census, and other records related to individuals. It is available to both in-person and distance researchers, and we are addressing issues related to the implementation of a new interface and back-end system. 

Finding Aids: Finding aids can be accessed in several different ways. Visit our Searching Finding Aids guide for information.

Other tools: Access to other research tools–including the Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub, the online Catalog, and Research Guides are not impacted by these updates.

We understand this disruption is an inconvenience, and our team is available to help during this period. Please leave your name and email address to receive updates.