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Edina-Morningside Library Records

Identifier: HCL 021

Description of Contents

This collection contains fact sheets, brochures, building information, newspaper clippings, correspondence, plans, maps, and other administrative records documenting the history of Morningside Library from 1937-2005. Bulk dates from the 1950s-1970s.


  • 1936 - 1967



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


The Morningside Library opened in 1935 as a storefront library alongside the local cinema. Morningside village was absorbed by Edina in 1966. The library was closed in 1978 due to budget cuts by the Hennepin County Library board and its materials were sent to the Edina Library.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 archival box)

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Fact sheets, brochures, building information, newspaper clippings, correspondence and other administrative records documenting the history and operations of Morningside Library in Morningside, Minnesota, later part of Edina, Minnesota, from 1935 to 1966. Morningside Library 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Portions of this collection (accession 2018.16) were previously managed by Hennepin County Library Officially Withdrawn, an organization for retired and former staff of Hennepin County Library and Minneapolis Public Library.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 Edina Library.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by KP McClintock, supervised by Jenna Jacobs, from September to December 2018.

Edina-Morningside Library Records
KP McClintock and Jenna Jacobs
December 2018
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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.