Featured Collections

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    Minnesota Books and Authors

    Over the past 50 years, MPR has been a conduit for regional authors to connect with their readers. This past year, with a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the Archive team has been actively identifying and digitizing the best of these interviews, essays and public appearances. In this collection you will hear the essential voice of Minnesota in authors like Sigurd Olson, Tim O'Brien, Robert Bly, Louise Erdich and many others. Also included are recordings of visiting authors--non-Minnesotans, but part of our literary pantheon. This project has been funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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    Cultural Legacy Digitization Project

    Digitization made possible by the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, approved by voters in 2008.

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    Minnesota State Fair

    The Great Minnesota Get Together, as the fair is also known, has been held every year with a few exceptions since 1859, the year after Minnesota became a state. The fair's permanent home is 320 acres along Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, where the fairgrounds' historically significant buildings are a big draw. Other big attractions include the various foods on a stick, carnival rides, livestock shows and grandstand performances. Daily attendance for the two week festival that ends on Labor Day totaled more than 1.7 million in 2010.

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    The Jazz Image

    A collection of interviews conducted by the late, great Leigh Kamman. These interviews were broadcast as a part of Leigh's long-running show "The Jazz Image."

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    Special Collections

    Collections of stories that highlight special themes, contributors, or people that highlight unique facets of Minnesota.

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    Series

    Some of MPR's classic shows from throughout the past 50 years of original programming.

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    Early MPR Recordings

    Minnesota Public Radio was founded in 1967 by Bill Kling and Colman Barry, president of St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn. After the first station, KSJR 90.1 FM, went on the air, Kling began building a statewide network. Here's a sampling of some early recordings found in the MPR Archive.

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    Voices of Minnesota

    An MPR interview series with the most prominent voices in Minnesota politics, business and the arts.

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    Grants

    Special projects or collections digitized and made available through the generosity of a granting agency or donor.

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    Topics

    Collections of stories grouped under the themes of Politics, Arts and Culture, Education, Health, Religion, Business, and the Environment.

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