Minnesota Historical Society Scrapbook Index
MNHS Scrapbook Collection
The MNHS (Minnesota Historical Society) Scrapbook Collection Index is available for research at the Southern Minnesota Historical Center (SMHC 1444) as well as the Minnesota Historical Society. It is in microfilm format and consists of clippings compiled from Minnesota newspapers by Minnesota Historical Society staff on a variety of topics relating to Minnesota history, biography, and geographical locations from 1861-1922. The volumes are arranged in roughly chronological order by year or years and broad topical subjects. Each scrapbook also includes an index at the end of the volume. There are 27 rolls of microfilm.
The clippings cover many topics including the Dakota Conflict of 1862, the Civil War, Governor John A. Johnson and other prominent Minnesotans, the Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Mankato and other areas of Minnesota beyond the Twin Cities. The scrapbooks are labeled as volumes and the collection includes, volumes 1-74, 76-83, 96 (volumes 75, 84-95 are missing).
MNHS Scrapbook Collection Index - Overview
This index covers the MNHS Scrapbooks volumes 1-74, 76-83, and 96; volumes 75 and 84-95 are missing. Topics, locations, and individuals from the scrapbooks are indexed. Each listing includes the volume and page number as well as the reel of microfilm where it can be located. There are also indicators if the clipping includes a photograph or an illustration.
For informational purposes the volumes associated with each reel of microfilm are listed.