The Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives at the University of Minnesota has recently acquired the Adath Jeshurun Congregation records. Comprised of more than 96 cubic feet worth of administrative materials, this collection is now the largest and most comprehensive archival collection of a Jewish congregation in the state. The materials have already […]
University Archives recently completed scanning thousands of images of unique botanical, zoological, and geological materials that document Minnesota’s natural history. The materials – which relate to the establishment of the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey in 1872 – include photographs of birds, moose, landscapes, wildflowers, and more. The scanned images are now available to the public on the University Libraries UMedia website.
Raising the visibility of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries When I first joined the board of the Friends of the University Libraries, I was surprised to find how few people outside the board knew that we even existed. That realization has driven me to make every possible effort to raise the visibility […]
News from the University of Minnesota Libraries Campus history map app is fun, informative The Libraries’ new Campus History web application doesn’t exactly make history come alive, but it sure is fun. Ryan Mattke, head of the John R. Borchert Map Library at the University of Minnesota, advises that you see for yourself. “To see […]
By Wendy Pradt Lougee Big Data is prominent in the news these days. The marketing spin that “data is the new oil” has been used to convey its growing importance to commerce. And just like oil, not everything that comes with big data is viewed positively: companies use data about an individual’s online activity to […]
1045 Washburn Avenue North Collection NORTHWEST ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVES The 1045 Washburn Avenue North Collection includes a group of plans and other materials on a house that was nearly destroyed in 2011 by a tornado in North Minneapolis. Although assumed to have been designed by Liebenberg and Kaplan because its first owner was Max Kaplan, the […]
Since joining the Libraries in 2013, Justin Schell has been working with other staff to advance the Digital Arts Sciences + Humanities (DASH) initiative. DASH’s foundation is based in the broadly scoped and growing field of digital humanities.
Over the last three years, Jonothan Koffel’s work has exemplified how health sciences librarians can be successful contributors to the patient-care team. At morning report, for example, Koffel works with the residents to provide evidence as they seek answers to their clinical questions.
“Contested Spaces: Power in the Archives” is the theme of this year’s First Fridays series of presentations. Curators, archivists, and scholars from the University of Minnesota and beyond will explore the theme of power, a force that drives, changes, reforms, and challenges society. Come and hear stories of how materials in Archives and Special Collections document […]