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      The Floyd of Rosedale Trophy

      Trophy tales

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      Tales of Minnesota’s pigskin rivalries do involve one pig. But where did that axe come from? Why a jug? And who decided on a pig made of bronze? With help from UMedia, University Archives, and Wikipedia, we tell the tales of three trophies.
      Performers and engineers broadcast and record a Minnesota School of the Air program in 1959.

      Refreshing reel to reel

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      The University Archives holds about 11,000 audio recordings from the University of Minnesota's radio station KUOM and other events on campus. Because they were recorded from 1939 to 1993 on reel-to-reel equipment, however, as that recording method became obsolete, these recordings were effectively silenced. Now almost 5,000 of them have been restored to audible life, through digitization.
      Boynton Health COVID-19 vaccine sticker and Michael T. Osterholm

      Vital information

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      Collecting materials about the University’s response to COVID is not only important, "It's critical," says Professor Michael T. Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota. “If we are not to repeat ourselves, we best learn from this information,” says Osterholm, an infectious-disease expert, best-selling author, frequent news source, and member of then President-elect Joe Biden's Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. 
      U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial with retro radio icon

      A cover-up at the Met

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      From 1938-1979, the Minnesota School of the Air brought educational programs into the classrooms of Minnesota and beyond over radio airwaves and through tape transcription. This episode takes listeners to Metropolitan Stadium to learn how to stay dry on a rainy day. 

      Nachtrieb’s Nuances

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      Leave it to an archivist to notice an unexplained detail in the current Andersen Library exhibit, Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History, curated by University Archives. At an exhibit event in July a colleague inquired of the co-curators, “Is there a reason why the words in the Henry Nachtrieb letter are spelled in such an interesting way?”
      Photo of Dr. C. Walton Lellehei, wearing surgical scrubs and a head lamp.

      Tricks & Treats: The Halloween Blackout of 1957 & The Transistorized Pacemaker

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      The University Archives is the repository of the C. Walton Lillehei papers, a collection of materials that document Lillehei’s entire professional career as a cardiac surgeon. The Open Heart Project, a six-month effort to identify and make materials in this unprocessed collection accessible to the public for research, has uncovered primary sources that question the often repeated narrative of the invention of the battery-powered pacemaker.

      Andrea Davis Pinkney’s Arbuthnot Lecture online!

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      by Caitlin Marineau, Assistant Curator, Children's Literature Research Collections Writer, editor, and publisher Andrea Davis Pinkney presented the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture on May...

      Finding Inspiration in Unlikely Places

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      By Daniel Necas, Archivist, Immigration History Research Center Archives An invitation to a workshop (and a kind offer by the organizers from Coventry University to...

      On the Road with Sherlock Holmes

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      by Tim Johnson, Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections This past October one of our Friends...

      “Discovering Treasures: Materials found in collections that are in process or have been recently...

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      by Christine Avery, Archives Assistant and Kate Hujda, Assistant Archivist/Processor As spring slowly makes its way to Minnesota, the Manuscripts Division decided it was time to take down our...

      Arab American Print Material on Display at the Immigration History Research Center Archives

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      by Sara Wakefield, Reference Librarian, Immigration History Research Center Archives In the fall of 2013, the Immigration History Research Center & Archives partnered with the...

      Jewish Cookbook recipes for Passover

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      By Kate Dietrick, Assistant Archivist, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Next week begins the Jewish holiday of Passover, or Pesach, the commemoration...

      The Importance of Serendipity

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      By Kris Kiesling, Director of Archives and Special Collections You never know when your day-to-day work is going to have some kind of unanticipated impact....

      100th Birthday of Dr. Norman Borlaug

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      "What nobler purpose can there be for a University than to gather up the prizes of a culture--preserve them, propagate them, make them available--so...

      Video Tour of the Minnesota Library Access Center

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      If you have toured Archives and Special Collections, you know that we share an amazing facility with Minitex and the Minnesota Library Access Center....

      Special Collections Cataloger as History Detective

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      By Christine DeZelar-Tiedman, Manager, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Unit Anyone familiar with the PBS series History Detectives knows that invariably, the show's investigators searching for...

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