Inside the archives

At the University of Minnesota Libraries

Have you ever visited the archives in the caverns beneath Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota? You can, you know. It’s free. We provide guided tours.

But if you want to get a sneak peek, watch this video. You’ll learn how large an enterprise this is – after all, Andersen Library is a state-of-the-art building that preserves one of the largest archives in North America. The stunning and unique materials are available for use by anyone – scholars, students, researchers, and the public.

Equally impressive are the smart and committed archivists and curators who oversee these treasured collections.

But don’t take our word for it – check out the video!


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