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Minnesota,Twin Cities, and Augsburg University History

This guide is designed to serve as your starting point for researching topics in the history of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Augsburg College
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Minnesota, Twin Cities, & Augsburg University History


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Databases & Websites

Historyapolis Project

Historyapolis is an ongoing project supported by the Augsburg History Department. Since 2014, student, faculty, and community researchers have worked together to research and share the history of Minneapolis. Historyapolis supports:

  • local history guide that is an excellent resource that outlines what's available in archives and special collections across the city.
  • Map Monday series that highlights maps in collaboration with the Borchert Map Library
  • The Mapping Prejudice project, which documents racial restrictions attached to Minneapolis property records during the 20th century.
  • A stories section that highlights lesser-known parts of the city's history.


These open-source databases of full-text newspapers are a rich source of information on American history.


Lindell Library Book Search

Web Resources

Minnesota Historical Society Links.

The Minnesota Historical Society has created online excellent descriptions of their collections and in some instances digitized an entire collection. This page contains links to those descriptions and collections. This is just a sampling of what is available at the Society!