Primary and secondary sources on historical topics.
Listen to stories of immigrant and refugee groups, including Hmong, Khmer, Asian Indian, Somali and Tibetan. Explore these communities further through photographs, maps, timelines, and classroom activities.
Letters from three brothers fighting in the Civil War. Digital images of some of the most interesting letters from the collection are online. Typed transcripts have been created to make the letters easier to read.
Search for photographs, three dimensional and archaeological objects, artwork, oral histories, moving images, maps, and more. A single search can display items across many of our collections.
Primary sources about the 1920 lynching of three young black men in Duluth. Search historical documents and listen to oral history interviews of blacks who lived in Duluth around the time of the lynchings. Designed for older students.
Education resource portal
Coming soon. A curated collection of resources about specific subjects in Minnesota and U.S. history.
Coming soon. The Lumberjack Math combines the study of math and social studies for grades 5 - 8.
Search biographical sketches of select past and present Minnesota authors. Each entry is accompanied by a selected bibliography of significant works by the author and related resources.
Learn about Minnesota history in 90-second radio episodes. MN90 is a partnership with AMPERS, a network of Independent Public Radio stations across Minnesota, and the Minnesota Historical Society.
Need an idea for a paper topic? This listing of topics related to Minnesota history gives background information on a wide variety of topics and lists suggested resource material found in the Minnesota Historical Society Library.
This animated, interactive discovery activity engages students in stories about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) using 3-D objects, oral history audio clips, vocal narration, and music.