When you have a searchable collection of over 58,000 digitized artifacts, it can be hard to know where to start. So we asked our contributors: what is your favorite item from your collection in the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL)?

Nine organizations responded with a variety of materials for us to share in this online exhibit. These materials are significant because they document a particular moment in time, represent how a wider movement was experienced locally, or symbolize an organization and its role in a community. Some of these items are not well known outside of their archives, and this is our chance to share them more widely.

We hope you enjoy this dive into MDL's rich collections from the perspective of others. We think you may be surprised by some of their choices!

Start exploring these contributor choices using the page links below.