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Thai newspaper clipping, courtesy of the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Records, IHRCA, Box 157.

Vietnamese Migrations and Narratives of Unsettlement

Spotlight on Research: Guest author Ann Ngoc Tran was awarded the Grant-in-Aid Award at the Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA). She visited Andersen...

Oldest evidence of ‘curry’ outside of India

Anne Good, Assistant Curator I was intrigued by a story that recently appeared in the Smithsonian Magazine (online) about an archaeological find in southern Vietnam....
Group portrait of all the attendees wearing identical maroon T-shirts at the Walter Library at 100: An Afternoon Tea celebration

Kicking off Walter Library at 100

On May 17, 1923, the University of Minnesota celebrated a significant milestone: the cornerstone was laid for its new library building, then called simply “The Library.” Exactly 100 years later, current and former staff members — along with members of the University community — gathered to commemorate the anniversary.

The history of Twin Cities Pride

Soon, people will gather for the 51st Annual Twin Cities Pride Festival from June 23-25. Though Pride is an opportunity to celebrate present day strides and the hope for a more equitable future, it’s also a chance to reflect on the long history of the local LGBTQ+ community. Aiden Bettine, curator of the University Libraries’ Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, is available to provide expert commentary on the history of Twin Cities Pride.
Archie Givens Jr.

Archie Givens Jr., a champion of the ‘U’ and much more, has died

The University of Minnesota Libraries is saddened by the death of Archie Givens Jr., a businessman and philanthropist who served as an advocate and...
Matthew Holm

Outside the box: What box?

During his formative years, Matthew Holm's family lived outside town on a horse ranch, and he would ride in the car to and from Cannon Falls with his mother. In the hours between school getting out and them heading home, he’d walk to the local public library. There he got to know the librarians by name and he read, well, “everything I could” — from the graphic novels about Tintin, nonfiction accounts, and books about ghosts to compilations of the earliest photographs. Now, he's a board member with the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Falling in love sitting near maps

By Anne Good, Assistant Curator of the James Ford Bell Library I recently read Feed, by M.T. Anderson, a novel in the future dystopia genre,...
Jessica Reza

Always asking: ‘What’s next?’

Jessica Reza is a bit of a U of M triple threat: English, Spanish, and Technical Communications combine in her B.A.; she shone on the Ivory Tower literary magazine publication team as an undergraduate; and, more recently, she earned an MBA from the Carlson School of Management. On the Friends of the Libraries board, Reza serves as co-chair of the Events committee. “The events are just so fun and eclectic,” she says.
Minneapolis Murder & Mayhem cover image

Mayhem, you say?

Writer Marie Wu says she could never have completed her book — Minneapolis Murder & Mayhem — during the pandemic if not for the University of Minnesota Libraries. "Without the digital collections, ILLiad, and home delivery during the pandemic, then I would not have been able to write this book," she says.
Jerry Rinehart

In the affirmative

Jerry Rinehart, a member of the Friends of the Libraries board, remains open to all the possibilities and all the people around him.
Rekhet Si-Asar

Turn, turn, turn

Rekhet Si-Asar is a small-in-stature person who makes a big impression. “It's like magic to watch her,” says Lissa Jones-Lofgren, chair-elect of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries board. Over the past 20 years, she has known and admired Si-Asar for her high level of energy and her outstanding ways and results with people and with books.
cough syrup

My research on the Tylenol incident

Hey my name is Emily Ramirez. I work as an intern at the Health Sciences Libraries, completing a project at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. I'm finding tamper proof medicines, and also preparing some of the things that are going to be shown in the Wangensteen Historical Library’s exhibit here at the University of Minnesota related to the 40 year anniversary of the tampering of Tylenol bottles.
An instructor podium with a keyboard and monitor that is displaying the 'M' logo for the University of Minnesota is in the foreground. In the background there are computer monitors mounted on an orange wall with a table and chairs.

Activate active learning in the Health Sciences Library Commons

The Commons is a gathering place located in the Health Sciences Library for interprofessional development, discussion, and innovation. It connects a broad community of librarians, instructional designers, teaching experts, and technology leaders in support of educational goals.
asthmatic cigarettes

Old Medicine in the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine

Hey my name is Emily Ramirez. I go to Longfellow High School. I'm working in the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine  this summer as an intern through the StepUp program.
Glass baby bottle

My time as a Health Sciences Library intern

Hey my name is Emily Ramirez. I go to Longfellow High School. I'm happy that I got the chance to experience Step Up for the first time. Step Up is a program for young people to have a look at what a professional job is like. This is a photo journal documenting my time as a Health Sciences Library intern as part of the Step Up program. This week, I'm sharing some pictures of glass bottles from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine.
Logan with unofficial Toaster mascot, Brody.

Memories Made in the Toaster Innovation Hub: Meet Maker of the Month Logan Rohloff

Spring 2022 U of M grad Logan Rohloff recalls his time as a Toaster Ambassador, and we hear from his supervisors about the impact his energy and efforts brought to the Toaster Innovation Hub in Walter Library.

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