Minnesota State Archives

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What We Do

Operating under statutory authority granted by Minnesota Statute 138.17, the Minnesota State Archives identifies, collects, preserves, and provides access to the historical records of state, local, and regional government agencies and entities.

As part of the Minnesota Historical Society, the collections of the State Archives are available for access and use through the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul as well as online.

For a detailed history of the Minnesota State Archives, view our detailed agency history here.

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