The History Center has an extensive collection of photographs documenting the history of Olmsted County and its pioneers. This collection includes photos of people, places and events. In addition, the Research Center’s archives include numerous images from the collections of several photographic studios. The following collections are available for research:

  • Cutshall
  • Elle’s
  • Hoffman
  • Potter

Indexes are available at the Research Center for the above collections.  Digital copies  are available for $15.00 each.  Use fees may apply.  Please see “Use Policy”.

The History Center Library currently has approximately 356 images posted on the “Minnesota Reflections”  website, including Civil War letters, maps, architectural drawings, photographs, posters and more. To view these images on-line, visit the Minnesota Digital Library website, “Minnesota Reflections.