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Dorothy Burke Collection on Minneapolis Newspaper History

Identifier: M/A 0011

Description of Contents

One box. The collection contains 23 folders of material concerning Minneapolis's newspaper industry. Particular areas of focus are Minneapolis newspapers, Minneapolis newspeople, the area of Downtown Minneapolis on 4th Street formerly known as Printer's Row, hotels and other major buildings in Downtown Minneapolis, and several other related areas of interest. There are also several hundred printed catalog cards on the same topics.

There are also a variety of loose programs, pamphlets, and other ephemera concerning Minneapolis -- chiefly its buildings, architecture, and preservation thereof -- from throughout the mid to late 20th century.


  • 1870 - 1991


Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.


Dorothy Burke was born in Minneapolis, MN on December 8, 1917. She was responsible for helping form the Minneapolis History Collection at the Minneapolis Public Library and acted as its curator for many years. After retiring from her position, she volunteered with the Hennepin County Historical Society and performed much of the cataloging and reorganization work needed after its renovation in the mid-1980s. She died on November 20, 1992 in Saint Louis Park, MN.


1 boxes (1 box)

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Dorothy Burke Collection on Minneapolis Newspaper History
Nick Steffel
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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.