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 how the lumber industry used natural resources, labor, technology, and transportation to harvest Minnesota's pine forests.
Learn about the history mechanization of farming in Minnesota.
One of the most violent labor disputes in state history took place at the height of the Depression.
Learn about Morgan Park, a neighborhood in Duluth, constructed by U.S. Steel as a planned community and company town.
Learn how people survived and coped with some of Minnesota’s historic natural disasters such as storms, floods and wildfires.
Learn how the Mayo Clinic formed following a devastating tornado in the Rochester area in 1883.
Read letters written by Sinclair Lewis about his house, work, and experiences while living in Duluth in the 1940s.
St. Anthony Falls, the only true waterfall on the Mississippi River, is responsible for powering mills and birthing a city.
Minnesota's earliest mobile library services were traveling libraries and bookmobile services.