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Hamel Library Records

Identifier: HCL 043

Description of Contents

This collection contains fact sheets, newspaper clippings, and correspondence documenting the history of Hamel Library. Materials date from 1949 to 2007.


  • Creation: 1949 - 2007



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


When the Hennepin County Library was formed in 1922, the Hamel Library was a station to which books were brought by library staff. In 1926, the library moved into the Farmers State Bank and became an official branch of the Hennepin County Library. In 1940, the library moved to a standalone building on D.J. Roy's property. Roy's wife had been the librarian since the late 1920s. The library was again converted to a station without permanent library staff in 1967. The former library building was later converted into a museum and is still extant.


0.21 Linear Feet (2 folders)

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Fact sheets, brochures, building information, newspaper clippings, correspondence and other administrative records documenting the history and operations of Hamel Library in Hamel (Medina), Minnesota, from 1922 to 2007. Hamel Library closed in 1967. It was 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Portions of this collection (accession 2018.16) were previously managed by Hennepin County Library Officially Withdrawn, an organization for retired and former staff of Hennepin County Library and Minneapolis Public Library.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. For later, see Medina Library, Long Lake Library, and Wayzata Library.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jenna Jacobs in July 2019.

Hamel Library Records
Jenna Jacobs
July 2019
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.