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Consumer Service Center


Archives Department

General Mills

Number One General Mills Boulevard

Golden Valley, MN 55426


9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday

Appointments are recommended.


The General Mills Archives began in 1980 when artifacts were collected to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Gold Medal flour.

  Minneapolis Mill District Postcard

Located in Minneapolis, Minn., near the Mississippi River where it all started for us, the Archives department houses historical assets in a humidity- and temperature-controlled environment.

The General Mills Archives department provides a secure, central repository where historically significant records are preserved, interpreted and made available to further the study and understanding of General Mills’ vision and legacy. 

The Archives staff is responsible for preserving historical materials regarding the company’s origins, growth, products and services.

general mills logo from 1956

1956 General Mills logo


miller with wheel

General Mills timeline

Through the years (PDF) Go
pillsbury doughboy

Charmin' characters

Hi! I’m Poppin’ Fresh. Go
vintage general mills images

History blog

Something new about something old Go
gardetto's historic storefront

All in the family

The Gardetto legacy lengthens Go