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Rare Book Cataloging: A Policy Review

by Tim Johnson, Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books; E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections Much of what we do happens...
“Class working on the rocks near the Minnesota Seaside Station buildings at low tide.”

The Power of Digital

The University Libraries has the expertise and equipment needed to carry out all aspects of a digitization project. Funded by successful grant applications, various units within the Libraries have embarked upon digitization projects that facilitate research and enrich the community, both locally and globally.
Lisa Von Drasek

Von Drasek named to 2017 Caldecott Committee

Lisa Von Drasek has been named to the committee that will decide the winner of the 2017 Caldecott Medal, named in honor of illustrator Randolph Caldecott.

Donor Profile: Mary Lou Fellows

Mary Lou Fellows’s scholarly interests made it an easy decision, after she retired from the University of Minnesota Law School, to volunteer time with the University’s Friends of the Libraries.
Members of Vital Aging Network

Showing Off

The University Libraries’ deep roster of curators and archivists open windows to wonders through exhibitions, speeches, and events both on and off campus. They aim to expose people of all ages to what lies inside the University’s massive archive to pique their curiosity and love of learning, and to let them know that it all belongs to them.
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After the Curtain Falls

Much of the state’s rich cultural legacy is being preserved in the University’s Performing Arts Archives. Today it holds more than 100 collections, some dating from the 19th century.

On the Road Again…with Minnesota Maps

It is vacation time. Time to load up the car and head out on the road. Before you go--take a moment to explore some...
Bee Vue

Celebrating Immigrant Stories

The Immigration History Research Center and Archives has a wealth of community partnerships that further the University’s research, learning, and outreach missions – while building on the Libraries’ impressive archival collections, which are available to and used by researchers, scholars, and historians around the world.
Children's Theatre Company archives

Children’s Theatre Company bestows archives to University of Minnesota

The Children’s Theatre Company has bestowed its historical archives – including production materials, directors’ notes, costume-design materials, and organizational records – to the University of Minnesota Libraries. The materials will be housed in the University’s Elmer L. Andersen Library and be part of the Libraries’ Performing Arts Archives. These archives, and others within the Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections unit, are available to University of Minnesota scholars and the general public.
Sherlock Holmes collection exhibit

Conference attracts Sherlockians, old and new

Why do fans of Sherlock Holmes flock to the University Libraries? The answer is elementary, my dear reader-- we house the world’s largest collection...
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Read This Book! Graphic format

In this episode of "Read This Book!" Lisa Von Drasek discusses some of her favorite graphic format children's books, including "Relish: My Life in the Kitchen" and "March Book One."
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Historical Minneapolis aerial photos available online

The University of Minnesota Libraries has completed digitization of more than 4,500 historical aerial photos of Minneapolis, as part of a collaborative effort with the City of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Historical Society. All of the large-scale, detailed aerial photos, dating back to 1938, are freely available for viewing by the public.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Databases at U Libraries

The University of Minnesota Libraries provides access to databases containing primary sources for research on Hispanic history and culture. Also it subscribes to indexes...
The University Singers, led by Kathy Saltzman Romey, delighted a capacity audience at the 6th annual Pankake Poetry Reading.

Year in Pictures – 2015

In 2014-2015, we celebrated with authors Isabel Wilkerson, Julie Schumacher, and Richard Moe, mystery writer Mary Logue, poet Michael Dennis Browne, vegetarian cooking champion Deborah Madison, and many more.

Program helps scholars gain access to Libraries’ vast archives

The caverns beneath Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota are known for being, well, cavernous. In fact,...