Minnesota History & Geography Pathfinder:

a place to begin, not a complete local history list...,

Cambridge Campus of ARCC
300 Spirit River Dr S
Cambridge, MN  55008

Reference Sources: 

-Ref G1425.A5 Atlas of State of MN
-Atlas of MN: CRPD
Social & Econ Atlas
-Ref F606.5.B58 Awesome Almanac
Ref F606.6.M56 MN Book of Days
-Ref G1200.U5 MN Atlas (topographical)
-Ref G1201.E1 We the people US atlas ethnic groups
-Ref G4143.M66 MN County Map
-Ref F601.M72 MN History Bulletin (Quarterly)
-Ref G1426.E63 MN Outdoor Atlas (rec trails, etc)
-Ref F606.E63 Encyclopedia of MN
-Lawmoose.com Mn, Wi and world legal source
-Infoplease Almanac  Minnesota data
Ref F606.M664 MN in Three Centuries
-Ref F604.U66 MN Place Names (arranged by county, describes the origin of city and place names)
-Ref F615.A1 They Chose MN (describes the ethnic groups which populated our state up to the 1970's) 
-Ref JK6131.A36 Minnesota Legislative Manual

Library of Congress Locations (
for browsing the shelves for Minnesota topics):

BX Churches in MN
D570 WWI
D805 WWII Prisoners of War
E83-E99 American Indians in MN
E515 Civil War
E714 Spanish Amer War
F597 Early Minnesota
F601-606 General MN History
F612 Minnesota counties 
F614 Minnesota cities
F615 Ethnic groups MN
HD1476-1775 Farm & Labor Unions
HD 9039-9729 Businesses
HE   Transportation 
HQ1438  Women in MN
JK6116-6195 MN Politics
NA 108, 735 Historic Buildings
QE 78-128 Geology MN
QH 105 Natural History MN
S555 MN State Fair
TR Photography (Minn.)  

Check the Vertical File in Cambridge Campus Library under Minnesota--(County Name) for additional resources on a specific county.  
For help in documenting sources check: Chicago Style  from the Writer's Handbook UW-Madison;
Chicago Style Purdue Univ. Library;'
or the Writer's Reference in print Ref PE1408 .H2778 2007



Minnesota History &Geography Websites:

Gunflint Trail Historical Society

Hennepin County Library -- Mpls History Photos  Below Ref&Res: >>Special Collections >>Mpls Photos (in pink on R)  Enter topic >>Search

Immigration History Research Center

Iron Range Research Center Aitkin Co.  Select db search.

Jackson County Historical Soc.

John R. Borchert Map Library UofM

MN Compass Demographic data

MN County Health Rankings R Wood Johnson Fdn/ UW Pop Health Inst

Minnesota History E-museum MSU Mankato

Minnesota Historical Society
  birth/death records / primary sources

Minnesota Reflections MN Digital Library

MNopedia: Minnesota Encyclopedia MHS

National Crime Victimization Survey

Northstar Minnesota Government

Minnesota's Historic Northwest

Polk County History, Shirley Dogan Coordinator

Positively MN Dept of Employment & Econ Dev

Stearns County History Museum

True North: Mapping MN's Hist

Uniform Crime Reports FBI

USGS National Geologic Map DB

Historical Periodical Articles:
--Historical Minneapolis Tribune 1867-1922* Proquest News
--MHS Index to MN History Magazine

Current news articles on MN Cities or Counties:      
 >>Proquest News* >> Advanced Search/
Line 1: Enter Star Tribune: select >>Publication Title/
Line 2:  Enter Topic/  >>Search.)

 Also:  Regional Business News*
Academic Search PremierEbscohost mag & jrnl articles

LC Subject Headings may help to limit or broaden your MnPALS Library Catalog search.   Add Minnesota history to general topics to limit to the state's past.
*Login to DB's:  Barcode (back of  ID & pw = last name).

Agricultural Cooperative
Aitkin County
Anoka County
Benton County  
Big Stone County
Blue Earth County 
Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Brown County
Capital punishment
Carlton County
Carver County
Cass County
Civilian Conservation
   Corps (CCC)
Chippewa County
Chisago County
Clearwater County
Cottonwood County
Crime -- Minn*
Crow Wing County 
Dakota County 
Dakota Indians Wars
Democratic Farmer Labor Party
Dodge County
Douglas County
Economic conditions
Faribault County
Farm life
Fillmore County 
Forest fires
Forest management
Fort Snelling
Freeborn County
Frontier  & pioneer life
Fur trade

Goodhue County 
Grant County 
Hennepin County 
Historic buildings
Houston County
Hubbard County
Iron Ranges
Iron mines & mining
Isanti County 
Itasca County
Jackson County
Kandiyohi County 
Kittson County
Koochiching County
Labor Unions
Lac qui Parle County
Lake County 
Lake of the Woods Co.
Land use, Rural
Le Sueur County
Lincoln County
Lynching -- Minn*
Lyon County
Martin County
Mahnomen County
McLeod County
Meeker County
Mille Lacs County
Minnesota, History
Morrison County
Murray County
Naturalization Records
Natural history
Nicollet County
Nobles County
Norman County


Ojibwa Indians
Olmsted County
Otter Tail County
Pine County
Polk County 
Politics  -- Minn*
Pope County
Ramsey County
Redwood County
Renville County
Rice County
Rock County
Roseau County 
Saint Louis County 
Sherburne County
Sibley County 
Social conditions
Stearns County 
Steele County 
Swift County
Stevens County
Swedish Americans
Todd County
Transportation -- Minn*
Traverse County
Wabasha County
Wadena County
Waseca County
Washington County
Watonwan County
Winona County
Works Progress Admin
Women, Politics
Women, Suffrage
Wright County
Yellow Medicine Count

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