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Minnesota Historical Society: The Minnesota Author Biographies Project


The Minnesota Author Biographies Project is the product of a collaboration between the Minnesota Historical Society, Metronet, and the Minnesota Center for the Book. The pilot database provides biographical sketches of 36 past and present Minnesota authors. Each entry is accompanied by a selected bibliography of significant works by the author and lists of both print and web-based sources of additional information about the author.

Selected Minnesota Authors

Aldrich, Darragh
Andersen, Elmer L.
Banning, Margaret Culkin
Benitez, Sandra
Bly, Carol
Bly, Robert
Densmore, Frances
Dickson, Gordon R.
Dickson, Margarette Ball
Disch, Thomas M.
Edgar, William C.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Gag, Wanda
Gilfillan, Charles
Gruchow, Paul

Haynes, David
Huie, Wing Young
Keillor, Garrison
Lange, Dietrich
Larson, Agnes
Lewis, Sinclair
Lovelace, Maud Hart
McCarthy, Eugene J.
Mura, David
Nute, Grace Lee
O’Brien, Tim
Olson, Sigurd
Ostenso, Martha
Powers, J. F.
Rolvaag, O. E.
Rutstrum, Calvin
Schulz, Charles M.
Simak, Clifford D.
Treuer, Robert
Vizenor, Gerald
Wilder, Laura Ingalls

About the Project

The Minnesota Author Biographies Project was made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant, administered by the Minnesota Library Development and Services Office. For questions or comments please contact Tracey Baker.


The Minnesota Author Biographies Project is indebted to the work of Andrea Barrett, Minnesota Historical Society, Project Coordinator; Fred Rudolph, RHI Consulting, database developer; and Dana Noonan, Metronet, Web interface designer. The Project was overseen by a steering committee which included: Denise Carlson, Project Manager, Lila Goff, Michael Fox, Debbie Miller, Brigid Shields, and Patrick Coleman (Minnesota Historical Society); Marilyn Cathcart (Legislative Reference Library); Mr. Coleman also represented the Minnesota Center for the Book.

This pilot database compiled and maintained by the Minnesota Historical Society. 


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