The Wangensteen Historical Library has over 1,000 artifacts, mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries. Given largely by Minnesota physicians and medical organizations, these items range from 16th century-Italian pharmaceutical jars to Civil War-era amputation kits, to x-ray tubes and eyeglasses.

The artifact catalog is not publicly available, but information is available by contacting the library at 612-626-6881 or

Historical Pharmaceutical Case
Historical Pharmaceutical Case.