Specialized IndexesPage address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/collections/lass/indexes.html
There are several specialized indexes created to improve access to Minnesota research and genealogical information. All of these indexes are available in the MSU Archives. Please contact the Archives for assistance.
This Obituary Index is a searchable online database that includes information about obituaries from the Mankato Free Press and its predecessor newspapers* from: 1869-1879; 1888-1954; 1970-1994; 2009-present. This index is not complete. A complete Mankato area obituary card file can be found at the Blue Earth County Historical Society in Mankato.
The MHS Scrapbook Index is a searchable online database of the microfilm collection, MHS (Minnesota Historical Society). Scrapbooks, 1861-1922. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1444. The collection contains newspaper clippings on a variety of topics relating to Minnesota history, biography, and geographical locations, and were compiled from 1861 to 1922. The indexes are for volumes 1-74, 76-83, and 96 (which is cataloged separately). Volumes 75 and 84 - 95 are missing. Both of the indexes are on microfilm. One can be found in the Lass Center at: Microfilm F606 .M57, and the other is located in the University Archives.
Index to Gopher Historian
This index, on 3x5 cards, covers volumes 3-25 (1948-1971) of Gopher Historian. This journal was published by the Minnesota Historical Society, and is intended for students and their teachers. It contains articles on various topics in Minnesota history. There is a subject index, which uses approximately forty broad subject categories, and a title index. The title Gopher Historian was used from 1946 until 1971. Starting in 1972, this journal was known as Roots. This journal can be found at: Lass Center Periodicals F606 .G6.
Index to Norwegian-American Studies
This index, on 3x5 cards, covers vols. 1-29 (1926-1983). Norwegian-American Studies was published by the Norwegian-American History Association, and contains scholarly articles about Norwegian-American topics. This journal was previously titled Norwegian-American Studies and Records. The change of name was made in 1962. There is an author index and a subject index, which use approximately twenty broad subject categories. This journal can be found in the Lass Center at: E184.N7 N89.
Index to Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society
This index, on 3x5 cards, covers the vols. of the Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society from 1850 until 1920. The volumes contain documents and items in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. There is an author index and a subject index which uses approximately forty broad subject categories. The index is not complete. This journal can be found in the Lass Center at: F601 .M66. The complete journal has been digitized and is accessible through the Minnesota Historical Society's website: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/serial?id=minnhist.