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Index to our Minnesota Collection available at the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives including Rare and Hard-To-Find Titles including: Tracing Your Ancestors in Minnesota: A Guide to the Sources, Volume 3, Southwest Minnesota; Tracing Your Ancestors in Minnesota: A Guide to the Sources, Volume 6, Central Minnesota; and Tracing Your Ancestors in Minnesota: A Guide to the Sources, Volume 1, Fourth Edition.

Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past

Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past

The earliest European visitors to Minnesota marvel at the area's flora and fauna. A soldier at Fort Snelling contemplates deserting. Swedish settler Andrew Peterson makes a daily record of his haying schedule, dropping in, without comment, a note of his marriage.

Coffee Made Her Insane: & Other Nuggets from Old Minnesota Newspapers

Coffee Made Her Insane: & Other Nuggets from Old Minnesota Newspapers

An amusing and gripping look at Minnesota’s history, this book features newspaper stories from all over Minnesota, from good times and bad. The book’s title comes from an 1895 headline about a woman who drank 20 quarts of coffee a day.

Growing Up in Minnesota: Ten Writers Remember

Growing Up in Minnesota: Ten Writers Remember

Ten Writers Remember Their Childhoods in enduring essays including C. G. Anderson, M. Le Sueur, H. E. Salisbury, G. Vizenor, K. Gunderson, S. Schoonover, T. Kyle, R. Bly, E. Hong, H. Hong and M. H. Loe.

Lost Twin Cities

Lost Twin Cities

Lost Twin Cities is an architectural and social history of the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The richly illustrated text emphasizes the growth and development of the two downtowns in the nineteenth century and their subsequent alteration by urban renewal and other forces of change in the twentieth.

Minnesota

Greg Breining's Minnesota

Minnesota's deep woods, thousands of lakes, picturesque farmland, and progressive cities attract visitors who want to enjoy a convivial urban environment or the state's natural beauty and -- secretly, perhaps -- to brave the extremes of its climate. Though it boasts no mountains, Minnesota stands as a subtle topographical divide, each region distinct.

Minnesota in a Century of Change: The State and Its People Since 1900

Minnesota in a Century of Change: The State and Its People Since 1900

17 essayists look back over a hundred years of dramatic change in Minnesota. Drawing upon their expertise in such fields as historical geography, social history, and American studies, these writers create a multifaceted view of the ways in which Minnesotans have reshaped their state.

They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State's Ethnic Groups

They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State's Ethnic Groups

They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State's Ethnic Groups is based on ground-breaking research. Each chapter of They Chose Minnesota describes the unique concerns of individual groups and delves into personal stories.

Too Hot, Went To Lake: Seasonal Photos from Minnesota's Past

Too Hot, Went To Lake: Seasonal Photos from Minnesota's Past

Collection of old photographs of Minnesota and its people. With lighthearted humor and fascinating anecdotes, this is a history book that is easy to enjoy.

Tracing Your Ancestors in Minnesota: A Guide to the Sources, Volume 1, Fourth Edition

Tracing Your Ancestors in Minnesota: A Guide to the Sources, Volume 1

Volume 1 contains a guide to starting your family history, information about significant repositories of Minnesota and non-Minnesota records, and a guide to basic Minnesota research materials. Also, we include samples of practically every type of form used by United States researchers.

Tracing Your Ancestors in Minnesota: A Guide to the Sources, Volume 3, Southwest Minnesota

Tracing Your Ancestors in Minnesota: A Guide to the Sources, Volume 3, Southwest Minnesota

This volume is a supplement to Volume 1 for the counties of southwest Minnesota. Very little of the information presented in Volume 1 is repeated in this volume. We suggest that you become well acquainted with the contents of volume 1, in addition to the county sections you are interested in.

Tracing Your Ancestors in Minnesota: A Guide to the Sources, Volume 6, Central Minnesota

Tracing Your Ancestors in Minnesota: A Guide to the Sources, Volume 6, Central Minnesota

This volume is a supplement to Volume 1 for the counties of central Minnesota, covered by the Central Minnesota Historical Center. Very little of the information presented in Volume 1 is repeated in this volume. We suggest that you be cane well acquainted with the contents of volume 1, in addition to the county sections you are interested in.

Other Non-Digitized Materials

  • 1912 Minnes-Album 1887-1912 med en illustrerad historik öfver församlingen och dess verkasamhet utgifvet med anledning af Svenska Ev. Lutherska St. Pauli Församlingens i Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1909 Minnesota's Fifty-Second Anniversary, Eleventh Edition (Minnesota State Board of Immigration)

Other Items pertaining to Minnesota

  • ud Minneapolis, Minnestoa: Superb panoramic views of Minneapolis Metropolis (population stated at 380,582)

 

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