The Minnesota Historical Society Library houses a number of research materials owned by the Minnesota Historical Society. While everything in their collection has some relation to the state of Minnesota, within that framework the collect a very broad array of materials. Researchers can access:
Carleton students looking for primary sources related to pretty much any topic related to Minnesota or its history would do well to check whether the Minnesota Historical Society Library has anything for them. The size and complexity of the collection means that it is not comprehensively searchable. Much of the collection also only exists in hard copy, meaning that Carleton community members interested in doing research there must travel to St. Paul.
If you have questions, the library also has a staff of reference librarians who are happy to help any interested patron. You can reach them by:
If you have a topic related to Minnesota History and you want to see what the MNHS Library has on it, there are two good places to start: