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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Newspapers

Historical Physical Newspapers

This page explains how to access historical newspapers located here in Memorial Library. You'll also see images and locations of the equipment needed to use these historical papers, along with a list of what newspapers we have to offer. A list of our current newspapers on microfilm and years we have for each paper are listed below.

Memorial Library has access to a number of historical newspapers on microfilm. Microfilm allows us to store many newspapers in a small space. To read the microfilm, you'll use one of the multiple microfilm readers available in the library. Use these readers to view images of newspaper pages and take digital scans for use outside of the library.

 If you need help using our microfilm readers, please ask at one of our help desks!

  • The Daily Pioneer - 1854-1855
  • Duluth Herald - 1946-1977
  • Good Thunder Herald - 1891-1957
  • Hanska Herald - 1903-1916
  • The Hibbing Tribune - 1899-1920 
  • Mankato Daily Review - 1892-1919
  • Mankato Free Press - 1888-2009
  • Mankato Independent - 1857-1861
  • Mankato News - 
  • Mankato Register - 1889-1891
  • Mankato Weekly Record - 1859-1879
  • Mankato Weekly Review - 1869-1919
  • Mankato Weekly Union - 1863-1879
  • Minneapolis Star - 1962-1982
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1867-2018
  • Minneapolis Star Journal - 1939-1943
  • The Minnesota Chronicle - 1849
  • The Minnesota Chronicle & Register - 1849-1851
  • The Minnesota Democrat - 1850-1855
  • The Minnesota Register - 1849
  • The Monticello Times - 1857-1859
  • New Ulm Review - 1903-1915
  • The Pioneer Press - 1855-2018
  • St. Anthony Weekly Press - 1851-1861
  • St. Paul Daily Minnesotan - 1851-1858
  • St. Peter Free Press - 1896-1898
  • St. Peter Herald - 1884-93
  • St. Peter Tribune - 1860-1918
  • Sioux City Weekly Times - 1867-1880
  • White Earth Tomahawk - 1903-1919
  • Wright County Republican - 1859-1861
  • Boston Gazette - 1772-1787
  • Campaign Express - 1845-1850
  • Christian Science Monitor - 1960-2003
  • Las Angeles Times - 1971-2003
  • Leslie's Weekly Paper - 1855-1906
  • New York Times - 1851-2015
  • Pennsylvania Gazette - 1772-1781
  • The Pioneer Press - 1855-2018
  • Sioux City Register - 1858-1870
  • Sioux City Weekly Times - 1867-1880
  • Spirit of the Times (New York) 1839-1861
  • The Sunday Times - 1983-2003
  • The Times - 1867-2003
  • The Virginia Gazette
  • Wall Street Journal - 1962-2016
  • The Washington Post - 1979-2016
  • Wisconsin Argus - 1846-1852
  • Wisconsin Democrat - 1846-1851
  • Underground Newspaper Selection
an example of microfilm on a reel and the box it comes in

An example of Microfilm

the microfilm collection is located on the first floor back by maps and periodicals. there are some old readers nearby, and some new microfilm readers near the copy shop

Location of Microfilm and readers on the first floor

Microfilm shelves near periodicals

Microfilm Shelves

the microfilm reader near the copy shop

Advanced Microfilm Reader and Copier

a picture of one of the more modern microfilm readers

Another Modern Microfilm Reader

old microfilm readers near the microfilm shelves

Old Microfilm and Microfiche readers

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