Digital collections

These rich collections feature a variety of digitized materials related to the history of Minneapolis and Hennepin County, drawn from the Library’s Special Collections. The collections can be searched or browsed, and all of the content can be viewed online and downloaded.

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Hennepin County Library Organizational Records

Organizational records of Hennepin County Library. Currently includes annual reports of the Minneapolis Public Library, from 1890-2002, and Hennepin County Library, from 1922-1974; several motion pictures featuring the Minneapolis Public Library; and over 270 lantern slides of early 20th century Minneapolis scenes created by the Minneapolis Public Library, many of them hand-colored by Library staff members.

Category: Annual reports, Film/Video, Monographs

Minneapolis City Directories

Minneapolis City Directories from 1859-1922.

Funded, in part, by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the former Professional Librarians Union of Minneapolis (PLUM)

Category: Monographs

Minneapolis House Plans

12 books of house plans by Minneapolis architects.

Courtesy of the Minnesota Digital Library

Category: Monographs