Welcome to the Archive

The Minnesota Military & Veterans Museum Archive is a repository for records pertaining to military units in Minnesota and Minnesota veterans from all service branches. The Archive inventories and preserves these records and makes them publically accessible. 

Minnesota military units are encouraged to transfer historical materials to the Archive for preservation and public access. Donated records often consist of official history reports, annual reports, photos, maps, event programs, and unit memorabilia. 

Donated Veteran records typically include service records, photo albums, newsletters, scrapbooks, diaries, and wartime souvenirs. 

The Archive also maintains a vast digital archive of scanned and born-digital files from units and veterans.

By utilizing finding aids on this site, the public can access descriptions of archival collections held at the museum. These detailed collection guides will assist in determining the content of a collection and whether it will fulfill research needs. These finding aids include a variety of different types of collection descriptions with various levels of detail. Information about the museum's policies for using the archives, and how to contact the Archivist about a possible donation and reference request, are also provided.