History Day Help

History Day 2018History Day Hullabaloos

A History Day Hullabaloo is a research open house. Students can:

  • Conduct primary and secondary research with the guidance of library staff.
  • Get one-on-one help from a history Day staff member or undergraduate mentor.
  • Attend a mini-lesson a range of topics.
  • View sample projects.
  • Get pumped up about History Day!

These events are first come-first serve, so get there early if you want to ensure yourself a Power Conference slot with History Day staff or mentors!

Dates & Locations:

December 7, 2017, 3 - 7 p.m.
Rice Street Library

December 9, 2017, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
George Latimer Central Library

More History Day Hullabaloos

Extra History Day Help

  • Helpline Email: History Day TAs answer emails about questions you have related to research or your project. Feel free to send them an email with your name, school, topic, and questions.
  • East Side Freedom Library: This east-side library in St. Paul offers a variety of resources on local, immigration, labor topics, and more. Contact Peter Rachleff about visiting.
  • JOHN "ACTION" JACKSON: Action works with History Day teachers and students in the St. Paul Public School District. Email Action or call him at 651-259-3426 with questions about media resources, the District contest for the St. Paul Public School District, or the Metro Junior West Regional.

History Day Websites

National History Day in Minnesota
The place to start with History Day projects. Resources include project helptimelines, competition details, contact information, and FAQs.

Ebooks Minnesota - History Day Collection
Titles relating to this year's National History Day theme. From the Montgomery Bus Boycott to Muhammad Ali taking a stand against the Vietnam War, books in this collection can give History Day researchers a deeper knowledge and understanding of their topic.

History Day Research in Minnesota
Walk through the process of researching History Day projects, get guidance for the research process, and find recommended research sources available to Minnesota residents.

National History Day and Archives
Information on using archives for National History Day.

National History Day
More information about National History Day.

Online Resources

American Eras: Primary Sources (part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library)

  • Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1878)
  • Development of the Industrial United States (1878-1899)
  • Westward Expansion (1800-1860)

American Memory
From the Library of Congress. Written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)
Images of works of art held at museums.

Chronicling America
View newspaper pages from 1860 to 1922.

Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents
Documents from the pre-colonial era to the present.

Historical Maps
Links to web sites with historical maps.

Historical New York Times
Full text of the New York Times, from 1851 though 2013.

Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub
Digitized editions of Minnesota's newspapers, 1856-1924.

Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Documents, photographs, death certificate indexes, and much more!

Minnesota Reflections
Thousands of documents and images from across Minnesota.

Minnesota Video Vault
Documentaries, interviews, and other video content produced by Twin Cities Public Television.

National Archives
Includes America's Historical Documents and Exhibits featuring photos, letters, recordings, and more.

Primary Documents in American History
Materials digitized from the Library of Congress, covering 1763-1877.

Primary Resources available at the George Latimer Central Library.

Biography Clippings Index
Newspaper clippings from the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch from years 1910 to 1945.

Magazine Collection
Magazines dating back to the 1900s and earlier.

Newspapers on Microfilm
A collection of Minnesota newspapers and the New York Times. The oldest issues date back to 1849.