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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).

Upcoming Events

October 2014
Free

51st James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Andrew Lawler

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Andrew Lawler will present at the annual James Ford Bell Lecture on October 23, 2014, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Lawler is an award-winning writer/journalist. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery and Columbia Journalism Review, among others. He is a contributing writer to Science Magazine, a contributing editor to Archaeology Magazine, and author of the forthcoming book “Why Did the Chicken Cross the World.”

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Free

John Berryman at 100

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - October 26 @ 1:00 pm

John Berryman at 100: A Centennary Conference at the University of Minnesota, October 24-26 will celebrate the poet’s life and work and provide a forum for current scholarship about Berryman as well as responses to his work by contemporary poets from the United States and further afield.

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Free

Exhibit opening for Juhla!: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This event marks the opening of the exhibit, “Juhla!: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota.” The event also closes the symposium “From Emigration to Immigration: Historical and Contemporary Finland,” which will be held on October 30.

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November 2014
Free

First Fridays: ‘If it be not a sin…’

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“‘If it be not a sin…:’ Slavery and Revolt in the New World” will be presented Friday, November 7, 12:00 to 1;00 p.m. at the Elmer L. Anderson Library, Room 120, by Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library.

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Free

Muslims in Minnesota: Keeping the Faith, Dispelling Stereotypes, Achieving Success

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series features “Muslims in Minnesota: Keeping the Faith, Dispelling Stereotypes, Achieving Success” on Friday, November 21, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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December 2014
Free

The Mystery of Writing with Mary Logue

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“The Mystery of Writing” with Mary Logue will be held December 2, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota. Logue wrote her first mystery in sixth grade and hasn’t stopped since. A lively interview will reveal what sparks the creativity of this award-winning author.

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Free

First Fridays: ‘The Schaper Case’ and ‘From Homophile to Queer’

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“The Schaper Case: Academic Freedom and Institutional Power:” When the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, academic freedom was pitted against the emotions of war and the fear of others. In the second presentation at the December 5 First Fridays, representatives from the Libraries’ Tretter Collection will present: “From Homophile to Queer: Inclusion, Meaning and Power in Language.”

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January 2015
Free

From Refugee to Citizen: The Hmong Journey from Rural History to Urban Experience

January 30, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series features, From Refugee to Citizen: The Hmong Journey from Rural History to Urban Experience, on Friday, January 30, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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February 2015
Free

First Fridays: ‘African American History Project’ and ‘The Power of the Printing Press’

February 6, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Two First Fridays Presentations will be held on February 6, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library: “African American History Project: Searching Across 300 years of Black Collections” and “The Power of the Printing Press, 1450 to 1600.”

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Free

Beyond Myth-Making and Appropriation: African Americans in Theater and Film

February 27, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series features, Beyond Myth-Making and Appropriation: African Americans in Theater and Film, on Friday, February 27, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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March 2015
Free

First Fridays: ‘Record building’ and ‘Power in the archives’

March 6, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Record-building, ‘saving culture,’ and starting archives” and “Power in the Archives” are the two presentation topics at the University of Minnesota Libraries First Fridays event on March 6, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Free

The Price of Healing: Diversity Issues in Wellness, Health and Healthcare

March 27, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series features, The Price of Healing: Diversity Issues in Wellness, Health and Healthcare, onl Friday, March 27, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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April 2015
Free

First Fridays: ‘Empowerment’ and children’s literature and the YMCA

April 3, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Empowerment is the theme of the April 2015 First Fridays event, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library. Presentations will look at the case for empowerment in children’s literature and the YMCA.

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Free

The Animal/Human Connection: Clarifying the Roles of Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals

April 17, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series features, The Animal/Human Connection: Clarifying the Roles of Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals, on Friday, April 17, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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May 2015
Free

First Fridays: Year end review panel

May 1, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The 2014-2015 First Fridays series challenged, informed, and inspired us. Please join us as curators and archivists review how power is reflected in the collections. Who is and is not documented? Learn about voices that are missing and plans to fill in the gaps.

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