Minnesota Historical Society

“The Day You Were Born” Newspaper Request

$ 5.00

For this service, Library staff will search for one newspaper for the location and date of your choosing. When available we will send a copy of:

  • the front page
  • a local news page
  • a sports page
  • 1 to 4 pages of culture/lifestyle content (advertisements, movie ads, fashion, etc.)

$5 for a digital scan delivered via email
$10.00 for paper prints (printed on 11”x17” paper) delivered via US Mail
MNHS Members receive 10% discount at checkout

Turnaround: Research is usually completed and sent within 60 business days. There is no RUSH service available for this request.

About This Research Service: This service makes a great birthday or anniversary gift for history lovers!

  • For cities with more than one newspaper, staff will send copies from only one of them
  • Staff will search one newspaper in or closest to the location specified.
  • Because many newspapers are weekly, orders for locations with weekly papers will not be on the exact date specified.
  • If you want to ensure that your items are from the exact date, please select a city with a major daily newspaper. Recommendations include: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, St. Cloud, and Mankato.

Physical copies will be printed on 11”x17” paper and delivered in a shipping tube.

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