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Minnesota: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the state of Minnesota at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


Minnesota nicknamed "North Start State" became a state on May 11, 1858. It is the twelfth largest state. The state capital is Saint Paul.

This guide compiles links to digital materials related to Minnesota such as books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, photographs, sheet music, and sound recordings that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Minnesota and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.