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National History Day 2021 Communication in history: the key to understanding

Use Wilson Library resources in the classroom or at home!

The University of Minnesota Libraries is excited to share that through close collaboration with select vendors, Minnesota middle- and high-school students participating in History Day will have temporary access to a select suite of primary and secondary source materials. These resources, covering a wide variety of topics and time periods, include:

  • World’s Fairs: A Global History of Expositions (1851-2015)
  • American Indian Newspapers (1828-2016)
  • African American Newspapers (1827-1998)
  • Life Magazine Archive (1936-2000)
  • Supreme Court records
  • INS immigration records
  • ….and more

Educators and students can request access to these resources by filling out this form. You must be a teacher or student at a Minnesota school participating in History Day.

To schedule a virtual librarian visit to your class, email mtxref@umn.edu
Students can get direct help through 24/7 chat at lib.umn.edu
For general assistance and questions about these resources, contact Richmond Kinney at rkinney@umn.edu