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Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120

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222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States

The Elmer L. Andersen Library is located on the West Bank of the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota.

This state-of-the-art facility houses many of the University’s special collections and archives units, the Digital Library Services’ digitization center, the central office of the MINITEX Library Information Network, and the Minnesota Library Access Center (MLAC).
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Upcoming Events

October 2015

Telling Queer History

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Michael McConnell Files

Telling Queer History will meet at the Tretter Collection (Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120) on Sunday, October 11, 2015, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. The featured storyteller is Michael McConnell. In 1970 Michael McConnell and Jack Baker were the first couple to apply for a same-sex marriage license in the United States. Come hear about the first efforts to achieve marriage equality, the reaction of the GLBT and mainstream communities, and the upcoming book about their journey.

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December 2015

Pop Wagner: Rolling on a Winter’s Night

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pop Wagner

Come on in to the warmth of a folk music evening with Pop Wagner, a mainstay of the Minnesota music community, on December 9 at 7:00 p.m.

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February 2016

First Fridays: February 2016

February 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The First Fridays Series 2015-2016 continues with “For the Individual and Common Good”: How Social Welfare Agencies Used Comics to Create Better Citizens, presented by the Social Welfare History Archives; and What’s So Funny About Being Queer?, presented by the Tretter Collection, February 5, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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March 2016

First Fridays: March 2016

March 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Man throwing money into furnace

The First Fridays Series continues with The 500 Boxes of Bartholomew Cubbins: The Children’s Theatre Company Archives, presented by the Performing Arts Archives; and Humor and Technological Change, presented by the Charles Babbage Institute Archives, March 4, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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April 2016

First Fridays: April 2016

April 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The 2015-2016 First Fridays Series continues with That’s Snot Funny!, presented by the Children’s Literature Research Collections, April 1, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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May 2016

First Fridays: May 2016

May 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
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Wide World of Impractical Sports and Out of Context The 2015-2016 First Fridays season will explore the theme of humor – a tool alternatively employed to instill delight, put forth political commentary, teach lessons, assuage fears, or even encourage social bonding. Come hear and laugh at stories from the more comedic side of Archives and Special Collections. Wide World of Impractical Sports Presented by the YMCA Archives Basketball, volleyball, bodybuilding: The YMCA has a rich history of inventing sports and…

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