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Oxboro Library Records

Identifier: HCL 024

Description of Contents

This collection contains fact sheets, brochures, building information, newspaper clippings, correspondence, plans, maps, and other administrative records documenting the history of Oxboro Library from 1969-2013. For earlier, see Bloomington Library.


  • 1969-2011


Access Restrictions

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


The Oxboro Library is a public library in Bloomington, Minnesota. It is the second free standing library built in the city, replacing the former, temporary location at 9801 Nicollet Ave South that stood from 1962-1973. It serves Bloomington and Richfield-area residents, and is named for the historic neighborhood in which it is located. The library sits on land farmed by the Erasmus Biscof family from 1912 to the early 1970s. It serves the residents in the Bloomington and Richfield area. [1] It opened in 1975 then later was renovated in 2004 and again in 2018Previously, the community was served by a temporary library at 9801 Nicollet Avenue South (1962-73). As of December 2018, the library is closed for renovations.


0.84 Linear Feet (2 archival boxes)

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Fact sheets, brochures, building information, newspaper clippings, correspondence and other administrative records documenting the history and operations of Oxboro Library in Bloomington, Minnesota, from 1969-2013. Oxboro Library is part of the Hennepin County Library.

Custodial History

Portions of this collection (accession 2018.16) were previously managed by Hennepin County Library Officially Withdrawn, an organization for retired and former staff of Hennepin County Library and Minneapolis Public Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection contains materials transferred to the archives by Hennepin County Library administration in 2017 as accession 2018.38 and in 2018 as accession 2018.16.

Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

This is one of many collections documenting Hennepin County Library locations. For photographs, see HCL 002 Hennepin County Library Photographs. See also Penn Lake Library and Bloomington West Library.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by KP McClintock, supervised by Jenna Jacobs, from September to December 2018.
Oxboro Library Records
KP McClintock and Jenna Jacobs
December 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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.