Our War Posters Collection is a collaborative project between Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Hennepin County Library from its Kittleson World War II Collection. The collection contains posters from government, commercial, and charitable organizations. These artifacts are rich with meaning and artistry. They are now used in courses from history to graphic design, from public health to rhetoric, from marketing to theater. Faculty and instructors can often include these images in a course site or as part of a course assignment.
In this episode of “Read This Book!”, University of Minnesota librarians Lisa Von Drasek, Carolyn Bishoff, and Megan Kocher provide recommendations for summer reading. They include: “Dataclysm,” by Christian Rudder, “The Language of Food,” by Dan Jurafsky, and “Syllabus,” by Lynda Barry.
The University of Minnesota Libraries recently acquired the remaining archive of the Whittington Press, an internationally acclaimed letterpress printer located in Gloucestershire, England. These materials complement and complete a 1984 donation by Gov. Elmer L. Andersen of Whittington material to the University.
The University of Minnesota Libraries has completed digitization of more than 4,500 historical aerial photos of Minneapolis, as part of a collaborative effort with the City of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Historical Society. All of the large-scale, detailed aerial photos, dating back to 1938, are freely available for viewing by the public.
Nursing Librarian Liz Weinfurter’s collaborative work with the School of Nursing has drawn upon her detailed knowledge of journal content and structure and led to her being invited to serve as a partner in the development of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies (IJPS).
The University Libraries will be hosting a Pop-Up Library at a few of the University of Minnesota Farmers Markets this summer and a Summer Reading BINGO Challenge.
Join us for the opening reception of the exhibit “Interior/Exterior: Portraits of the Major Arcana,” Friday, July 17, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E. Art Institute International photography student Madalyn Rowell explores the iconography of the tarot deck.
Our librarians provide recommendations on good reads for the summer, in this episode of “Read This Book!” from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Noted cookbook author and internationally acclaimed proponent of vegetarian cooking, Deborah Madison, was the featured speaker at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries’ annual celebration on May 5. See the photos and watch the video.
The University of Minnesota Libraries’ Performing Arts Archives has been awarded $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to arrange, preserve, and describe the records of the Guthrie Theater (guthrietheater.org). The Libraries also will work with the Guthrie to create a sustainable plan for the future to preserve its 21st century materials, including digital records.