Minnesota Method

n. a strategy for selecting records that combines aspects of collection analysis, documentation strategy, appraisal, and functional analysis


Mark A. Greene and Todd J. Daniels-Howell developed this pragmatic approach to selection while working at the Minnesota Historical Society in the 1990s. Their aim was to balance their efforts to document business with all other documentary areas by developing a method to make better, more rational, choices about which of the state’s large volume of business records to collect.