Primary Source Sets
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program started in 1933; Minnesota's 148 camps had over 70,000 workers.
Discover advertising trade cards from the late 19th and early 20th-century used by businesses throughout America.
Learn about early automobile history by examining the four custom-built automobiles of Lincoln and Frank Fey.
This primary source set provides a brief overview of the history of postcards.
Explore some of the themes and ideas laid out in Laura Ingalls Wilder's autobiographical novel.
This primary source set provides a brief overview of patent medicine with some Minnesota-related resources.
Learn about Minnesota's Iron Range, the immigrants who settled there and how iron mining has helped shape Minnesota.
Learn how three of Minnesota's major railroads formed and how they contributed to the development of Minnesota.
Motion picture theaters have played a role in the architectural, cultural, social, and entertainment history of Minnesota.
Learn about the infamous James-Younger Gang's attempt to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota in 1876.
Seth Eastman is known primarily for his depictions of daily life among the Dakota and Ojibwa tribes.
Explore some of the themes and ideas laid out in Sinclair Lewis's masterpiece of American literature.
Learn how the national temperance movement evolved resulting in prohibition of liquor and how it played out in Minnesota.
Learn about the rise and fall of streetcars in the Twin Cities - the first public transit system in the area.