Using the "Minnesota Newspapers" Collection

"Minnesota Newspapers" is a special collection in Minnesota Reflections.

The Minnesota Digital Library is working on digitization projects with organizations across the state that have responsibility for old newspapers. We are focusing our attention on niche newspapers, rather than major publications, printed before 1923. We prefer publications that are in high demand, that have never been microfilmed, and that are fragile with age. We will also digitize specialty newspapers from microfilm when doing so will benefit the people of Minnesota.

Search only "Minnesota Newspapers" in Minnesota Reflections

From the Minnesota Reflections homepage

Scroll in the main collection window until you arrive at "Minnesota Newspapers." (click image to enlarge)

  • Scroll in the main collection window until you arrive at "Minnesota Newspapers."
  • Click on the title "Minnesota Newspapers" or on the thumbnail to the right of the title.
  • You may enter a term or terms in the search box and click search; or,
  • You may browse the entire "Minnesota Newspapers" collection and conduct a search from this page; or,
  • You may conduct an advanced search.

From the Advanced Search page

At the Minnesota Reflections homepage (or any Minnesota Reflections page):

Scroll down to "Minnesota Newspapers" and click on the box to the left of that title. (click image to enlarge)

  • Click on the "Advanced Search" link next to the "search" button.
  • In the new section that opens, click on "Add or remove collection" to the right of the screen.
  • Click on the box to the left of the "Select All Collection" (below the alphabet list) to unselect all collections.
  • Choose "M" in the window that opens.
  • Scroll down to "Minnesota Newspapers" and click on the box to the left of that title.
  • Click on the "OK" in the lower right corner of this box.
  • You will return to the Advanced Search window, where you can enter your search terms, choose fields you would like to search.

Remove "Minnesota Newspapers" from your Minnesota Reflections search

From Basic Search results

Click on "Show ### more" found to the left of the screen below the "Add or remove other collections to your search." (click image to enlarge)

After you conduct a basic search of Minnesota Reflections, if you discover too many newspaper results and do not want to see newspapers:

  • Click on "Show ### more" found to the left of the screen below the "Add or remove other collections to your search."
  • In the window that opens, the box to the left of each collection title will have a check in it.
  • Click on M and/or scroll down to "Minnesota Newspapers."
  • Click on the box to the left of the title to "uncheck" it.
  • Click "OK" in the lower right corner.
  • You will return to your search results page and the newspapers will have been removed from your search.

From the Advanced Search page

At the Minnesota Reflections homepage (or any Minnesota Reflections page):

Click on the box to the left of the "Minnesota Newspapers" title to "uncheck" it. (click image to enlarge)

  • Click on the "Advanced Search" link next to the "search" button.
  • In the new section that opens, click on "Add or remove collection" to the right of the screen.
  • In the window that opens, the box to the left of each collection title will have a check in it.
  • Click on "M" and/or scroll down to "Minnesota Newspapers."
  • Click on the box to the left of the "Minnesota Newspapers" title to "uncheck" it.
  • Click "OK" in the lower right corner.
  • You will return to your search results page and the newspapers will have been removed from your search.