The library’s collection of newspapers, magazines, and manuscripts brings the past to you. Explore local, state, and national 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 Daily August 25, 1884-2016
Stillwater Gazette Weekly 1875-1957
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
Magazines and Newsletters
Gopher Historian, 1965-1972
Historical Whisperings from the Washington County Historical Society, 1974-current
Minnesota Genealogical Journal, 1984-2013
Minnesota Genealogist, 2002-2010
Minnesota History, 1925-2000, 2004-2020
Index to the Minnesota History Bulletin, 1915-1924
Minnesota History Interpreter, 2001-2004
Pipost : St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society newsletter, 1982-current
Prison Mirror, 2005-current
Roots: an educational service of the Minnesota Historical Society, 1987-1993
The Minnesota Historical Society has a full list of other publications that are useful for historical research.
Northfield Bank Robbery of 1876, Northfield, Minnesota. Selected letters, reminiscences and government records on microfilm. More details on the content of this collection courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society.