The caverns beneath Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota are known for being, well, cavernous. In fact, the facility is nearly 200,000 cubic feet in size. But where the Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections (ASC) really shines is making these primary sources – such as the archives from […]
A tale of two collections – one new and one old at the IHRCA By Mark Engebretson The lights are going out at the Polanie Club, a Northeast Minneapolis organization founded in 1927 by 12 women of Polish descent. At its formation, the club’s stated purpose was to preserve and broaden knowledge of Polish culture, […]
Respect U – Libraries Call to Action Respect U aims to highlight that Class of 2019 community is comprised of thousands of unique stories, backgrounds, identities, and experiences. The University of Minnesota–Twin Cities will welcome the Class of 2019 to campus next week. At more than 5,700 students, it is one of the University’s largest […]
Anne has always embraced work. Growing up in northern Wisconsin, she labored in the ginseng, pickle and potato fields. As an adult she’s had office jobs. These days she’s a baker. She likes the feeling of not just working, but working hard.
Emmie Miller, graduate student in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota, recently teamed up with Lois Hendrickson, Curator of the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, to bring primary resources to the digital generation. As she notes in a recent post to her departmental blog, “One difficult thing about […]
Lisa Von Drasek, Curator of the University of Minnesota’s Children’s Literature Research Collections (CLRC), has been named to the 2017 Caldecott Committee. The committee will decide the winner of the 2017 Caldecott Medal, named in honor of 19th-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.
This week, graduate students from across disciplines attended the Libraries’ free Data Management Short Course. The intensive, hands-on course was designed to help students integrate data management best practices into their research.
Hollywood computer graphics records of Alias | Wavefront CHARLES BABBAGE INSTITUTE ARCHIVES The Charles Babbage Institute received the records of Alias | Wavefront from cofounder Mark Sylvester. The collection tells the story of how computer graphics in Hollywood films developed over time from a technical perspective and contains exciting examples of the legacy created by […]
Lois Hendrickson began her work as Curator of the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine on August 10. She is an alumna of the University of Minnesota, where she earned her Bachelor’s in History, and the University of Denver where she received her MLS.