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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.Find out more »
Please join us May 14 at 5:00 p.m. to honor the individuals and families whose leadership and generosity established the Givens Collection in partnership with the University of Minnesota. Their enduring support has allowed the Givens Collection to grow into one of the country’s premier African American collections.Find out more »
Take a trip through Minnesota’s literary history — and join us May 22 to celebrate a new exhibit from the Upper Midwest Literary Archives.
Poets and publishers have planted roots in all corners of Minnesota. From Winona to Luverne, from Moorhead to Duluth, join us on a journey through the communities of writers and publishers across our state. Hop in and enjoy the ride!Find out more »
Celebrate the work of three distinguished artists in residence — Valerie Caesar, Johnnay Leenay, and Rini Yun Keagy — who have mined the University of Minnesota Libraries collections to inspire and inform their creative works. Monday, June 4, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.Find out more »