This year the James Ford Bell Library celebrates its 60th anniversary of preserving and documenting the history of trade around the world. Originally focused on what was known as the Age of Exploration, roughly 1400 to 1800, the Bell has expanded its collecting focus to encompass all pre-modern materials that preserve and document the history of trade and its impact.
Les Klinger loves the BBC’s “Sherlock” and CBS’s “Elementary” and believes that some traditional Sherlock Holmes scholars have mistreated the “new Sherlockians,” who have come to appreciate Holmes through modern film and television.
Launch of Digital Public Library of America brings greater access to local treasures The Nicollet County Historical Society in south central Minnesota sits on the site of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, signed between the United States and the Dakota nation in 1851. Eleven years later, following several treaty violations by the U.S. government, […]
And celebrates 50 years of the Guthrie Theater If you’re a lover of dance, orchestra, and theatre, you know the magic of our Twin Cities stages. But you may not know of the magic that happens off stage, in preparation for these great performances. Now is your chance, thanks to the thoughtful stewardship of the […]
Theatres and vaudeville stages were the entertainment outlets that Americans sought before the days of movies, television, and the Internet. The University of Minnesota will celebrate that bygone era with a new exhibit, titled “Creating the World for the Stage: 1893-1929 – An Exhibit of Scenic Sketches.” Painted renderings of backdrops, sketches, and other artifacts […]
“Booby Trap,” “Good Time Girls,” and “Smash the Prostitution Racket!” These were a few of the terms used during early- to mid-20th century public health campaigns by the American Social Health Association. The association used these in education messages, along with research, undercover investigations, and civic action in an effort to eradicate prostitution and human […]
The new Natural Resources Library, which opened in June, celebrated Oct. 10 with a grand opening event. The new librarysaves $130,000 annually in operating costs through consolidating collections in the former Forestry and Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife libraries. The project also responded to changes in how scholars use library resources by tapping digital technologies to […]
The Land Grant Agricultural College Act — known as the Morrill Act and signed by President Lincoln in 1862 — set aside public lands, the sale of which were used to fund public colleges to “promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes.” The Act and subsequent funds from the land grand helped […]