Event Program Collection
Description of Contents
This collection includes over 5,500 programs for events occuring in Minneapolis and Hennepin County from the 1860s to the present. Events include theater performances, musical performances, commencement and graduation ceremonies, religious ceremonies and events, local festivals, dance performances, art exhibitions, sporting events, and conventions and trade shows. The bulk of the programs document performing art events. The best access point to the collection is the inventory described under "Other Guides."
The physical collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department’s open hours. Bijou Opera House programs from this collection are available in the Hennepin County Library Theater Programs in the Minnesota Digital Library.
23.1 Linear Feet (47 boxes)
Language of Materials
Programs are arranged by assigned identification number. Numbers are begin with "E" and correspond to item-level descriptions in the event program inventory.
An inventory of the programs in this collection is available. The inventory includes titles, descriptions, venues, dates, performer and contributor names, and subjects for each program. Contact Special Collections for more information.
This collection was compiled by library staff over a number of years. Some programs are tied to individual donors, but many are not.
- Dance -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Music -- Performance -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Programs (Publications) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Theater -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Worship programs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Event Program Collection
- Michael Homolka and Jenna Jacobs
- April 2020
- 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.