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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...
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.
“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.

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...

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.
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.