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Historical Research Inc. Records

Identifier: M/A 0235
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Description of Contents

This collection includes materials covering the subjects of Cedar Riverside, neighborhoods and general walking tours, Lake Harriet, Minnesota Fairs including King’s Fair, William S. King, Minneapolis National Register Historic Properties (NRHP) nominations, St. Anthony Falls, River Place, Security Deere, Minneapolis maps, Preservation Matters, Lindsay Warehouse, Freight Station, etc., Minneapolis movie theaters, South Ninth Street Historic District National Register Historic Properties (NRHP) nominations, Warehouse District photos and index cards, Minneapolis architecture, railroads, architect-Kenyon, storefronts, bridges, Minneapolis Post Office Main Station. It is the research of the company, Historical Research, Inc. and was donated by its president, Dr. Norene Roberts, in 1994. It contains articles, documentation, maps, National Register nomination forms, timelines, and evaluations of buildings and sites. It includes in-depth historical reviews of the sites and businesses over the course of the history of Minneapolis. Also included are photographs and photocopies of photographs of the various sites and buildings. The materials are drawn primarily from the collections of the Minneapolis Public Library, Special Collections, the Minnesota Historical Society and the National Archives.


  • 1979 - 1994


Access Restrictions

The physical collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours. Photographs from this collection are available in the Historical Research Inc. Collection in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections.


Historical Research Incorporated was established by Norene Roberts in 1979. Dr. Roberts earned her PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota in 1978. She was also employed by the Minnesota Historical Society as an architectural historian.

Historical Research Incorporated did many local research projects including research done for the new Federal Reserve Building (see M/A 0221). Historical Research Incorporated continued to exist until 1995 when Dr. Roberts moved to Massachusetts.


6 boxes (6 boxes)

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Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

See also Federal Reserve Bank Site Selection, M/A 0221, for other materials gathered by Historical Research, Inc.

Historical Research Inc. Records
Sidney Callaghan and David Norris
April 2016
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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.