Gould Library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.
A digital collection of historical documents about Northfield, through a collaboration of community partners, including the Northfield Historical Society, the Northfield Public Library, Carleton College Library and Archives, the Rice County Historical Society, and many more.
Located downtown by the Post Office. A summary of NHS collections. Generally includes historical newspapers, maps, photographs, business records, court documents, and birth and death records specifically from Northfield.
The Hatpin (Housewives/Households Alert to Pollution in Northfield) was published in Northfield from the 1970's through the 1980's. The Northfield istorical Society has digitized 22 issues of the paper from 1971-1973.
Government sources like the agricultural census can be used to track changes at county-level over time. This is a great way to get a sense of shifting agricultural trends over time, such as crops planted or livestock raised, or even the amount of land used for agriculture in a given county.
We also have print copies of the agricultural census on the first floor of the Libe.
Federal Government Resources
The USDA publishes annual yearbooks and outlooks for the agriculture industry.
Previous yearbooks can provide useful information about the state of farming during a given year, as well as provide information on nation-wide trends.