Seeking newspaper clips from the 70s

Inquiring minds


Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here is one of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.


Q. I am hoping to see a photo from the early 1970s of a group of local students who went to the national science fair competition. The photo appeared in a local community newspaper. How far back do online issues go for publications like that? Are there other ways that I might see issues from the 1970s?


A. Digital archives for community newspapers rarely go back as far as the 1970s. A better choice would be to consult the Gale Library at the Minnesota History Center in downtown St. Paul. They serve as the state newspaper repository, and they have microfilm copies of most Minnesota newspapers going back to Territorial days. You can find more information on their website,   

(Website of the Minnesota Historical Society.)


Do you have a question for the staff at the Roseville Library? You can call them at 651-724-6001 or ask your question in person at the Information Desk, Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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