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Manuscripts, Magazines and Newspapers


The library’s collection of newspapers, magazines, and manuscripts brings the past to you. Explore local, state, and national resources.

Digitized Resources

The Stillwater Public Library partners with state organizations to digitize our collections and offer them nationwide.

Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub

Digitized, searchable newspapers from the Minnesota Historical Society with the following historic Stillwater newspapers:

Stillwater Messenger/Republican September 22, 1857-December 17, 1910
The Mirror/The Prison Mirror August 10, 1887-December 10, 1925

Microfilm available for additional years:

Prison Mirror 1887-1982 (Print copies for 2001-2022)
Stillwater Messenger/Post Messenger 1857-1950


Search full-text articles for the St. Paul Pioneer Press (1988 – current), the Star-Tribune (1986 – current), and selected other Minnesota newspapers..

Historical New York Times

Search for digital reproductions and articles from the New York Times from 1851-2008


Stillwater Gazette

Dates Available:
Stillwater Gazette Daily August 25, 1884-2016
Stillwater Gazette Weekly 1875-1957

Courier 1988-2009


Marine Messenger 1975-1986

Saint Croix Union 1854-1857

Stillwater Daily Sun 1881-1884

Stillwater Democrat 1858-1861

Stillwater Lumberman 1875-1881

Stillwater Trade News 1930-1931

Stillwater News 1932-1943

Washington County Journal 1893-1918

Washington County Post 1920-1928

Print Resources

Magazines and Newsletters

Gopher Historian, 1965-1972

Historical Whisperings from the Washington County Historical Society, 1974-current

Minnesota Genealogist, a publication of the Minnesota Genealogical Society

Minnesota History Magazine (current)

Minnesota History Magazine Index

Index to the Minnesota History Bulletin, 1915-1924

Pipost : St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society newsletter, 1982-current

Prison Mirror, 2005-current


Northfield Bank Robbery of 1876, Northfield, Minnesota.