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Minneapolis and Hennepin County Biography Files

Identifier: BIO

Description of Contents

Vertical files and index card files on residents of Minneapolis and Hennepin County compiled by library staff. Vertical files contain newspaper clippings and occassional ephemera. Card files are an index to articles that were printed in local newspapers or other publications. Card files occassionally include full-text obituaries. Files are arranged alphabetically by last name. The collection is richest in Minneapolis residents from the 1940s to 1990s.


  • Late 1800s - Present

Access Restrictions

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


60 Linear Feet

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Donor Information

This collection was compiled by library staff over many years.

Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

For files on topics and subjects, see Minneapolis and Hennepin County Subject Vertical Files.

See also City Directory Collection in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections.

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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.