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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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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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An Evening to Honor the Founders of the Archie Givens Sr. Collection of African American Literature

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

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.

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Prairie Poets and Press: Literary Lives of the Upper Midwest

May 22 @ 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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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!

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June 2018

Capstone Event for the Olson Innovation Award Artists in Residence

June 4 @ 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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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.

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