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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).
Elmer L. Andersen Library exterior

Upcoming Events

September 2016
Free

Latinx Voice; Latinx Vote: How Demographics are Shifting the American Political Landscape

September 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Latinx Voice; Latinx Vote: How Demographics are Shifting the American Political Landscape. This conversation brings together a diverse group of panelists to explore: intersections of ethnicity, race, class, gender, and religion; how these factors affect Hispanic communities; and the role they could play in American politics.

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October 2016
Free

The Annual Carl Sheppard Lecture in Medieval Art History

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What: The Annual Carl Sheppard Lecture in Medieval Art History When: Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120 Parking/Directions The lecture will be presented by Elizabeth Ross, University of Florida, as part of a multi-event series focused on Venice and the Eastern Mediterranean. A dessert reception for all attendees will follow. The series is sponsored by the James Ford Bell Library, the Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Minnesota, the Center for…

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Free

First Fridays: October 2016

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Book:The Twisted Path - Tretter Collection

The Twisted Path presented by the Tretter Collection, and Getting Personal, University Archives, kick off the 2016-2017 First Fridays season. Archivists and curators will guide you along some of the most fascinating paths and introduce you to unexpected characters and stories from the collections. Join us, it will only get curiouser and curiouser!

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Free

Telling Queer History

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Andrea Jenkins

Andrea Jenkins, who leads the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies' Transgender Oral History Project, will be one of the featured guests at Telling Queer History on Sunday, October 9, 2:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Free

Queer and Indigenous People of Color: Changing the Face and Focus of the LGBTQ Movement

October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Queer and Indigenous People of Color: Changing the Face and Focus of the LGBTQ Movement. This conversation brings together a stellar group of QIPOC voices representing the strength of activism, the intelligence of social commentary, and strategic elements of fundraising, policy, and organizing. These new leaders are challenging the LGBTQ Movement to replace what has been a “Just-us” (white) agenda with a new Justice agenda.

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November 2016
Free

First Fridays: November 2016

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
From the archives of YMCA

Out of the Shadows, presented by the Givens Collection, and Have You Seen My Son?, YMCA, are presented at the November 2016 First Fridays event. In the 2016-2017 First Fridays season, archivists and curators will guide you along some of the most fascinating paths and introduce you to unexpected characters and stories from the collections. Join us, it will only get curiouser and curiouser!

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Free

Police, Prisons, and Legal Power: Reforming our U.S. System of Justice

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Police, Prisons, and Legal Power: Reforming our U.S. System of Justice. Gain insights from a discussion with panelists from higher education, law enforcement, community engagement, and the legal system, that may lead to useful changes in our justice system.

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December 2016
Free

First Fridays: December

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1968 Democratic presidential candidates

Business and Politics and Hidden Networks and Special Interests are the topics of the December 2016 First Fridays event. In the 2016-2017 First Fridays season, archivists and curators will guide you along some of the most fascinating paths and introduce you to unexpected characters and stories from the collections. Join us, it will only get curiouser and curiouser!

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January 2017
Free

Out of the Studio and into the Streets: Using Design Thinking to Advance Equity and Sustainability

January 27, 2017 @ 1:30 am - 3:00 pm

Out of the Studio and into the Streets: Using Design Thinking to Advance Equity and Sustainability. Panelists will discuss these questions and more with professionals from architecture and urban planning, education, health care, community activism, and the arts.

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February 2017
Free

First Fridays: February 2017

February 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
February Bell

Researchers and the Swedish East India Company and Whiskey and Vice are the topics of the February 2017 First Fridays event. In the 2016-2017 First Fridays season, archivists and curators will guide you along some of the most fascinating paths and introduce you to unexpected characters and stories from the collections. Join us, it will only get curiouser and curiouser!

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Free

Nurturing Justice: Raising Inclusive Children in an Unjust World

February 24, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Nurturing Justice: Raising Inclusive Children in an Unjust World. Join this discussion with parents, educators, and others working with children and youth as they share personal experiences with challenging bias and creating open and equitable child-focused spaces.

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March 2017
Free

First Fridays: March 2017

March 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
March SWHA

Discovering Diebold and The S-Files are the topics of the March 2017 First Fridays event. In the 2016-2017 First Fridays season, archivists and curators will guide you along some of the most fascinating paths and introduce you to unexpected characters and stories from the collections. Join us, it will only get curiouser and curiouser!

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Free

Unmasking ‘Choice’: Moving from Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Justice

March 31, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Unmasking ‘Choice’: Moving from Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Justice. Join a conversation that offers an intersectional and human rights lens regarding important aspects of the ongoing struggle for reproductive freedom.

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April 2017
Free

First Fridays: April 2017

April 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
April CLRC

Beyond Golden Books and Letters to Bill Holm are the topics for the April 2017 First Fridays event. In the 2016-2017 First Fridays season, archivists and curators will guide you along some of the most fascinating paths and introduce you to unexpected characters and stories from the collections. Join us, it will only get curiouser and curiouser!

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Free

Pankake Poetry Reading featuring Bao Phi

April 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bao Phi

Bao Phi will read from "Thousand Star Hotel" at the annual Pankake Poetry Reading on April 18, 4:00 p.m. in Elmer L. Andersen Library Room 120. The Saigon-born, Minnesota-raised Bao Phi is a spoken word artist, writer, and visionary activist who seeks to build community through the arts.

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Free

Pride not Pity: Disability as Culture

April 21, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Pride not Pity: Disability as Culture. Engage in a conversation with diverse panelists from the disability community to gain greater understanding of the implications of disability culture within disabled communities and for American culture at large.

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May 2017
Free

First Fridays: May 2017

May 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
May NAA

Sympathy for Sullivan is the topic of the May 2017 First Fridays event. In the 2016-2017 First Fridays season, archivists and curators will guide you along some of the most fascinating paths and introduce you to unexpected characters and stories from the collections. Join us, it will only get curiouser and curiouser!

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