Additional Resources

This exhibit contains only a small fraction of war-related materials on the Minnesota Digital Library. We encourage you to browse or search our free catalog to find more.

For more information on the war, please check out this list of additional resources. Listed first are general resources on wars and Minnesota, followed by Spanish-American War resources.


Spanish-American War

War Stories Exhibit Series

Throughout history people have fought wars for control over land and resources. They have also fought to defend their homes and freedom, for an ideal, or for political gain. Regardless of the reasons, wars have had a huge impact on American society.

The people who lived through these wars recorded their individual experiences through letters, diaries, photographs, video, and stories told over and over again. Together, these stories speak to the transformative effect of war on individuals – at times eye-opening and horrific, as well as inspiring. These personal experiences provide a glimpse of the service and sacrifice required during wartime, both abroad and on the home front.

Many of these stories can be found in the collections of the Minnesota Digital Library. We have highlighted a selection of them in an online exhibit series titled “War Stories.” Visit our other exhibits in this series using the links below:

Stephanie Hess, Exhibit Curator

Image Credits

The Minnesota Digital Library is grateful to our contributing organizations for sharing the primary and secondary sources highlighted in this exhibit, including the Blue Earth County Historical Society, Carleton College, Faribault County Historical Society, Hamline University, Hennepin County Library, Martin County Historical Society, Nicollet County Historical Society, Nobles County Historical Society, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, Northfield Historical Society, St. Cloud State University, Stevens County Museum and Historical Society, and the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society.

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