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Star Tribune Photographs

Identifier: M/A 0334

Description of Contents

Processing is ongoing, and this finding aid is incomplete. Please contact Special Collections with any questions.

Over 190,0000 photographs of Minnesota events, locations, and people taken or compiled by the Star Tribune newspaper. The bulk of the photographs were taken between the 1950s and 1990s, though some earlier images are included. Most images are black and white photoprints. Some images include dates, names, or other details written on the back.

The collection includes photographs taken by Star Tribune staff photographers, as well as photographs from other sources that depict Hennepin County locations or residents. Not all photographs taken, nor all photographs that appeared in the newspaper, are included in the collection.

Photographs are described in this finding aid by the single subject label assigned by Star Tribune staff and by a number assigned by Special Collections staff (beginning with "S"). Photographs may depict locations, people, or topics beyond the subject assigned by the newspaper.


  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1995


Access Restrictions

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


568.5 Linear Feet (739 boxes, 169 oversize boxes)

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Other Finding Aids

An additional inventory of the photographs in this collection is available. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Donor Information

This collection was donated by the Star Tribune Company in December 2016 as accession 2017.10.

Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

For earlier photographs, see M/A 0359 Minneapolis Star and Tribune Photographs and the Minneapolis Newspaper Photograph Collection in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jane Carlson, Katelyn Morken, Sara Murphy, Madeleine Schense, and Phil Weaver from January 2019 to August 2020. Processing of this collection was made possible through funding from the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program.

Star Tribune Photographs
Jenna Jacobs
October 2020
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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.