Hennepin County Library Photographs
Description of Contents
Print photographs, negatives, and slides of Minneapolis Public Library and Hennepin County Library locations, staff, and events. Most photos were taken by library staff. Slides are arranged by topic. Prints and negatives are individually numbered and an item-level inventory is available by contacting Special Collections.
- Creation: 1880s-2000s
The collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours.
The Minneapolis Public Library was founded in 1885. In 1889, the first library building was erected in downtown Minneapolis. Hennepin County Library began in 1922 as a rural bookmobile service to residents outside the Minneapolis city limits. While a merger of the two library systems was considered at various times, the libraries grew independently until the early twenty-first century. On January 1, 2008, the two libraries merged as the Hennepin County Library.
15.4 Linear Feet (30 boxes)
Language of Materials
Other Finding Aids
An inventory of the print photographs and negatives in this collection is available. Contact Special Collections for more information.
Photographs in this collection were previously maintained by the Minneapolis Public Library, Hennepin County Library administration, and the volunteer retiree group Officially Withdrawn.
This collection was processed by library staff over several years.
- Hennepin County Library Photographs
- In Progress
- Jenna Jacobs and Bailey Diers
- July 2022
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.