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Collection on the Minneapolis City Charter

Identifier: M/A 0214

Description of the Collection

This collection consists of primary drafts and proposal changes from various time periods in the City's charter history. It also includes some correspondence and notes from 1894-1903. Materials include: proposed 1898 draft one, draft two; charter plan proposed as an amendment to the home rule charter March 17, 1936 (first edition book no. 189); proposed charter, 1938 (galley sheets); home rule charter 1948; supplement to Minneapolis charter and ordinances July 1, 1957 and proposed Norton drafts one and two.


  • 1898 - 1957


Access Restrictions

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


The Minneapolis Charter was created in 1872 by the Minnesota State Legislature. The charter works as the constitution or legal document that governs the City of Minneapolis. In 1898, the State gave jurisdiction to establish the Minneapolis Charter Commission, which takes on the role of reviewing and creating proposals for the Charter. The Minneapolis Charter Commission works in close contact with citizens and politicians alike to create these Charter proposals, or rules, laws, and structures governing Minneapolis.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Collection on the Minneapolis City Charter
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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.