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Welcome to History Day 2021!

Each year, National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2020-2021 theme is Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.

Books

Find print books across Minnesota and have them sent to your local library using MNLINK.org 

Find ebooks in the Ebooks Minnesota for Schools History Day curation

U of M Databases

The University of Minnesota Libraries is offering temporary access to a select suite of primary and secondary source materials. These resources, covering a wide variety of topics and time periods, include:

  • World’s Fairs: A Global History of Expositions (1851-2015)
  • American Indian Newspapers (1828-2016)
  • African American Newspapers (1827-1998)
  • Life Magazine Archive (1936-2000)
  • Supreme Court records
  • INS immigration records
  • ….and more

Educators and students can request access to these resources by filling out this form. You must be a teacher or student at a Minnesota school participating in History Day. For questions about these resources, contact Richmond Kinney at rkinney@umn.edu