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Major increase in Minnesota collections now available through Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the nation’s premier online digital library, has collaborated with the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) at the University of Minnesota to complete a tenfold increase in the number of digital items from Minnesota available on its website.

African American History Month 2015:

The University of Minnesota Libraries has a research collection of African American Studies that includes books, periodicals, film, databases, and archives that we are highlighting for African American History Month.

Libraries’ Downton Abbey exhibit featured on MPR

Dr. Jon Hallberg, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota and MPR medical commentator toured the Wangensteen Historical Library's exhibit, "Downton Abbey: Behind the Scenes of Health and Illness," with Tom Crann, the host of All Things Considered on Minnesota Public Radio News.

Helping students think out loud

by Erinn Aspinall The work of a librarian goes beyond connecting people with information. Librarians also seek to help people interpret and use information successfully. In...
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.

Norwegian Explorers Achieve Chancellor Status

  Every year, on the first Thursday in December, the local Sherlockian literary society, the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota, enjoys a holiday dinner in celebration...
Erika Lee

Erika Lee answers WCCO’s ‘Good Question’

Erika Lee provided an expert perspective for WCCO News' "Good Question" segment on March 2. The question was "Where Do Our Immigrants Come From?" Lee, a...

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...

U of MN joins Coursera to offer MOOCs

The University of Minnesota will partner with Coursera, a leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, to develop free online courses as part of...

Pankake Poetry event photos, video now online

Michael Dennis Browne, poet and University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, read from his new book, "The Voices," and Kathy Saltzman Romey led a musical performance by the University Singers at the annual Pankake Poetry Reading event on April 16. Now, photos and the video of the event are available for viewing.

Blind Dates and Booking Matchmaking for February

This Valentine’s Day, we cordially invite you to take a blind date with a book, make your own valentine or get matched!  Blind Date To go...

October 30 is #AskAnArchivist Day

On October 30, archivists across the United States will take to Twitter to answer your questions about any and all things archives. This day-long event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, gives you the opportunity to connect directly with archivists here at the University of Minnesota Libraries to ask questions, get information, or simply to satisfy your curiosity.

Tretter Collection, Vecoli featured on Access Minnesota

Lisa Vecoli discussed the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries on a recent episode of...

Cohen to keynote at Minnesota Digital Library meeting

Dan Cohen, Founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will deliver the keynote address at the Minnesota Digital Library’s (MDL) 12th Annual Meeting in St. Paul on Tuesday, June 3, 9:30 a.m., at the Continuing Education Center at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul Campus.