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Nokomis Library Records

Identifier: HCL 056

Description of Contents

This collection contains fact sheets, brochures, building information, contracts, newspaper clippings, correspondence, plans, maps, and other administrative records documenting the history of Nokomis Library from 1930 to 2009.


  • 1930 - 2009



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


In 1968 the Nokomis Library opened, becoming the first new branch added to the Hennepin County Library system since 1931. Replacing the Longfellow Community Library, the new branch served Minneapolis’ Nokomis East community. To accommodate the library’s growing patronage, a two-year renovation started in 2009 expanded the library to 4300 square feet while adding several more environmentally sustainable features. A notable fixture of the Nokomis Library is the hanging sculpture Wind and Water Chime, which was installed when the original building opened and restored in 2013.


0.84 Linear Feet

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Fact sheets, brochures, building information, newspaper clippings, correspondence and other administrative records documenting the history and operations of Nokomis Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 1930 to 2009. Nokomis Library was part of the Minneapolis Public Library. The Minneapolis Public Library and Hennepin County Library merged in 2008. Nokomis Library is now part of the Hennepin County Library.

Custodial History

Materials from before 2008 were included in the Minneapolis Public Library archives (accession 2019.25). Portions of the collection (accession 2018.16) were previously managed by Hennepin County Library Officially Withdrawn, an organization for retired and former staff of Hennepin County Library and Minneapolis Public Library.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 accession 2019.25. Additional materials transferred 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 Minneapolis Public Library and Hennepin County Library locations. For photographs, see HCL 002 Hennepin County Library Photographs. For earlier, see HCL 057 Longfellow Library Records.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amelia Foster and Michael Homolka, supervised by Jenna Jacobs, from February to October 2020.

Nokomis Library Records
Michael Homolka and Jenna Jacobs
September 2020
Description rules
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.