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Historic Records Collection & Preservation

In order to encourage the study of the history of the Iron Range, the Research Center identifies, collects, processes, catalogs, preserves, displays, and makes easily accessible the historically significant written, oral, and visual records of Minnesota’s Iron Range. 


The archival collections are stored in an environmentally controlled area. They include:

The Iron Range Research Center has digitized items from a number of its collections and provides finding aids and abstracts for many others. Working to make more of our collection accessible online is a top priority.

Learn more about our digital archival collections.


Items in the archival manuscript, photograph and map collections may be made accessible in the reading room with assistance from the Archivist. Researchers intending to utilize these collections are advised to email or call ahead and make an appointment to ensure availability.

For more information:
1+ (800) 372-6437
(218) 254-1229

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