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“On This Day” Newspaper Request

“On This Day” Newspaper Request

Location for Newspaper Search

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.)

$5.00 Scanning and digital delivery via email are included in the price
$10.00 additional for paper prints (printed on 11”x17” high quality paper) delivered via USPS* 
MNHS Members receive 10% discount at checkout

Turnaround: Research is usually completed and sent within 20 business days. There is no RUSH service available for this request.

Older newspapers may contain outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent images or language. If you would like us to avoid that type of content with your order, please write "Good news only" in the text box labeled "Additional information for this research request" and staff will attempt to find more positive news for your request. This may not always be possible!

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.

*The additional cost covers printing newspaper pages onto high quality 11”x17” paper and shipping in a mailing tube via First-Class Mail (delivery time: 2-5 business days after the order has been completed by staff).

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