History Day Help

History Day 2015

Information and Help for History Day Projects

Find History Day resources online

Access collections at the library

Get one-on-one help from History Day or Saint Paul Public Library staff.

Use the Research Project Calculator to plan a schedule for your project.

History Day Websites

History Day Research in Minnesota
Walks students through the process of researching History Day projects, provides guidance for the research process, and recommends research sources available to Minnesota residents.

National History Day in Minnesota
From the Minnesota Historical Society. Find topic ideas, sample projects, project resources, and more information.

National History Day and Archives
Information on using archives for National History Day.

National History Day
More information about National History Day.

Official United States government online portal. 

Government Documents
Find federal government information online and at the library. 

History Day Help

Get personalized help from librarians, Minnesota History Day staff, and college mentors.

January 21, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Merriam Park

February 11, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Merriam Park

February 12, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Rondo

History Day Hullabaloo

Get research help from librarians, find new primary and secondary sources, view sample projects, and get one-on-one help from History Day staff members and mentors.

January 28, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Rice Street

February 7, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at George Latimer Central Library - more information.

Can't make it at these times? Library staff are always able to assist you, Stop by, call, or email us!


Primary Resources

American Memory
From the Library of Congress. Written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)
Images of works of art held at museums.

Chronicling America
View newspaper pages from 1860 to 1922.

Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents
Documents from the pre-colonial era to the present.

Historical Maps
Links to web sites with historical maps.

Historical New York Times
Full text of the New York Times, from 1851 though 2010.

Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub
Digitized editions of Minnesota's newspapers, 1856-1924.

Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Documents, photographs, death certificate indexes, and much more!

Minnesota Reflections
Thousands of documents and images from across Minnesota.

Minnesota Video Vault
Documentaries, interviews, and other video content produced by Twin Cities Public Television.

National Archives
Includes America's Historical Documents and Exhibits featuring photos, letters, recordings, and more.

Primary Documents in American History
Materials digitized from the Library of Congress, covering 1763-1877.

More Online Resources

Britannica Online
The online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

More Online Databases and Websites

History Databases and Selected Websites

At the Library

Primary Resources

Biography Clippings Index
Newspaper clippings from the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch from years 1910 to 1945. Available at the Central Library.

Magazine Collection
Magazines dating back to the 1900s and earlier. Available at the Central Library.

Newspapers on Microfilm
A collection of Minnesota newspapers and the New York Times. The oldest issues date back to 1849.