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Minneapolis Public Library News Articles

Identifier: HCL 076

Description of Contents

Photocopies of newspaper clippings and other press articles about the Minneapolis Public Library from 1874 to 2008. Topics include library programs, budgets and funding, library locations and hours, and other Minneapolis Public Library activities. The collection contains two series: Subject Files and Chronological Files. Subject Files contain clippings on a particular subject. Chronological contain clippings arranged by date. Some articles appear in both series. Subject files on individual library locations are included in the collections on each individual library (e.g. Washburn Library Records).


  • 1874 - 2008



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

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1885, Minneapolis Public Library served the residents of Minneapolis until its merger with Hennepin County Library in 2008. In 2008, the library encompassed a central library in downtown Minneapolis and 14 branches throughout the city. Over its long history, the Minneapolis Public Library had many additional branch locations, as well as bookmobile service, hospital service, business house libraries, school libraries, and partnerships with other local organizations.


7.35 Linear Feet (18 boxes)

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Donor Information

This collection contains materials transferred to the archives by Hennepin County Library administration in 2017 accession 2019.25.

Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

For news articles about library locations, see "Clippings" files in each library location collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jenna Jacobs from June to July 2021.

Minneapolis Public Library News Articles
Jenna Jacobs
July 2021
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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.