About the Research Library

How to Begin

  • Submit a request for an appointment in the Research Library at research@hennepinhistory.org
  • Upon receipt of your appointment request, our archivist will email you to discuss your research goals and determine whether you need to consult the resources in person or can conduct your research of the HHM archives on-line. 
  • Our archivist will provide a list of relevant archival material if any exist. Prior to your first research session (whether in person or on-line), you will need to determine which materials you want to access. Note: this initial discussion with our archivist is at no-charge. If HHM does not have relevant resources for your inquiry, you may be directed to another institution. 

Fees for Research, Photocopies, and Digital Images

Fees support the continued preservation, research and digitization of our collections; payments are non-refundable. There is no fee for assistance while doing self-directed research. High school and undergraduate students are exempt from Research Fees.

Research fees for in-person and email research sessions

includes compensation for physical or digital retrieval of newspapers, Minneapolis Directory, Ancestry.com, genealogy, maps, atlases, photos, documents, and other archival records.

First 30 Minutes           

Public: Free
HHM Members: Free                                             

Each Additional 30 Minutes

Public:  $30/Hour
HHM Members:  $24/Hour

Fees for Photocopies

Public:  25 cents/copy
HHM Members:  Free

Fees for Digital Images

Provided by archivist in subsequent discussions

Payment Process

Instructions provided in subsequent discussions.