Gale Family Library

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102



Library Hours

Tuesday: 9 am-8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am-4 pm
Thursday: 9 am-4 pm
Friday: 9 am-4 pm
Saturday: 9 am-4 pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Holiday Hours


$6 per day

Using the Library

Collections OnlineTimepieces

Off-Site Collections

69 Chicago Avenue Transfer moving vanThe Following Collections are no longer housed at the history center:


State Archives Collection:

  • Naturalization Records that have been microfilmed, dated 1850-1950s. ca. 200 medium oversize boxes Naturalization Records remain available at the library on microfilm.
  • Supreme Court Case Files, dated 1850-1991. ca. 3,123 boxes
  • Hennepin County District Court Civil Case Files, dated 1858-ca. 1934. ca. 2,047 boxes

Manuscripts Collection:

  • Bush Foundation Records, dated 1953-2015, 628 boxes
  • Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (railroad) Corporate Records, dated 1855-1983, 179 boxes
  • MHS Archives, dated 1849-2000s. ca. 1,150 boxes
  • Roger D. Moe Papers, dated 1954 - 2003, 87 boxes
  • Maurice Stans Papers, dated 1882-1990. ca. 199 boxes
  • Soo Line Records, dated 1885-1954. ca. 275 boxes

All of these materials can be retrieved upon request.

  • Normally, a maximum of 6 boxes per researcher can be retrieved at one time
  • For retrieval of more than 6 boxes at a time, please contact reference staff (Depending on the size and timing of larger requests, a fee may apply.)
  • Records are transferred from off-site storage once per week and are delivered by 9am on Tuesday mornings.

For information on how to place a retrieval request contact the Library by phone during our open hours (651-259-3300) or email.