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Archive for May, 2009

More Oral Histories From Minnesota’s Greatest Generation

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The latest oral histories from the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation project are now available to view and to listen to in the┬áLibrary. This news is very timely because the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation exhibit at the History Center just opened.

This project chronicles the lives of Minnesota men and women through the World War II years. The interviews include the perspectives of war veterans, Japanese-Americans, German citizens, business leaders, and minorities.

This collection gives users the opportunity to hear the stories of Minnesota’s own Greatest Generation. If you feel inspired, you can share your own Greatest Generation story, too.

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Ferrell Flour Milling Industry History Collection Now Available

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The materials in this newly available manuscript collection were gathered by Richard Ferrell, who once managed Pillsbury’s historic A Mill. They include flour milling advertisements, marketing materials, promotional items, cookbooks, newsletters, periodicals, architectural drawings, moving images, sound recordings, and photographs. Items produced by Minnesota-based millers form the core of the collection, but it also includes materials from companies in neighboring states, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada.

You can view images from this collection in the Minnesota Historical Society’s Photo and Art Database.

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Minnesota History Articles Linked from MnPALS Catalog

Friday, May 8th, 2009

The Minnesota Historical Society Library is pleased to announce that the MnPALS catalog records for 1,347 Minnesota History quarterly articles, from Volume 1 through Volume 56, have been enhanced with links to their digital versions. Now you will be able to access the digital versions of these articles via the library catalog. We will be regularly adding links as the articles become available online.

See the links in action for yourself by browsing the list.

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