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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Menu Collection

Hundreds of menus from local restaurants from the 1880s to 1970s. Includes menus from well-known downtown restaurants like Murray’s, The Nankin Café and Schiek's Cafe, as well as many hotel restaurants, and lesser-known dining establishments featuring food from all cuisine types.

These menus are part of Special Collections’ Menu Collection, which contains over 1000 menus dating to the present. Menus that have not been digitized can be viewed in Special Collections.

Category: Menus