Search a Letter
TO PRINT an entry instead of the entire letter (files may be hundreds of pages):
- Select or highlight the entry.
- Click "File" then select "Print."
- On the "Print" screen, under "Page Range" check "Selection" (NOT "All").
- Click "Print."
Most index entries link to full-text files. These links lead to the beginning of the relevant file. Enter your index term into the “Find” box at the top of the screen or scroll to the page given in the original index entry.
Please note: This index only contains articles published from 1915 to Fall 2017. We are working to create an updated index.
The "Search" button at the bottom of the left hand column may be used to find all articles.
Entries created since 1915 by many indexers have been combined using indexing software. Variant references to the same subject may not be fully merged (for example, Johnston, G.; Johnston, George; Johnston, George, trader; and Johnston, George, agent). For best results, SCROLL above and below target entries.
Preferred names for Indian and ethnic groups, events, and other terms have changed over time (for example, Blacks/African Americans, Ojibwe/Ojibway/Chippewa, Dakota/Sioux, Sioux Uprising/Dakota War, World War/World War I). For best results, BROWSE synonyms.
For businesses and entities containing personal names, search by the first initial or first name as well as by the last name (for example, search for the J. R. Clark Company under J. as well as Clark.)