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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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February 2018

First Fridays: February 2018

February 2 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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March 2018

Building a Community Archives: Thinking Ahead

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Building a Community Archives: Thinking Ahead: Please join us to celebrate the yearlong residency of Community Archivist, Bush Fellow, and Documentary Photographer Abdi Roble with the Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA), University of Minnesota Libraries.

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First Fridays: March 2018

March 2 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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2018 Kerlan Award Ceremony

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us for the award ceremony honoring Matthew and Jennifer L. Holm, winners of the 43rd Annual Kerlan Award in children's literature. The award is given in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children's literature and in appreciation of the generous donation of resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children's literature.

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Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Alexandra Gillespie

Alexandra Gillespie presents this year’s Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture in Medieval Communication Technologies. The lecture will be held March 29, 2018 in Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120. Gillespie is Professor of English and Medieval Studies and Director of the Old Books New Science Lab at the University of Toronto. 

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April 2018

First Fridays: April 2018

April 6 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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Pankake Poetry Reading with Margaret Hasse

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us April 11, 2018 for the annual Pankake Poetry Reading, featuring Margaret Hasse, in Elmer L. Andersen Library, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

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May 2018

First Fridays: May 2018

May 4 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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June 2018

Capstone Event for the Olson Innovation Award Artists in Residence

June 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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A June 4 celebration of the inaugural cohort of Olson Innovation Award Artists in Residence, sponsored by Archives and Special Collections and Research and Learning, with DASH. Join us for artist presentations, reflections, conversation, and a toast.

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