continuum – Summer 2015

Partnering with communities

Preserving collections for students and scholars

ISSUE 13, 2015


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Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

By Wendy Pradt Lougee, University Librarian and McKnight Presidential Professor

Showing Off

The Libraries uses creative ways to help the public interact with its unparalleled archives and special collections.

After the Curtain Falls

The Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries protects Minnesota’s rich cultural heritage.

The Power of Digital

Digitization opens our collections to a global audience.

Celebrating Immigrant Stories

For 50 years, the IHRCA has been a champion in preserving and sharing immigrant history.

Short Stacks

News from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Notable Acquisitions

A selection of the new additions to archives and special collections.

The Year in Pictures

Highlights from a great year of programs and events featuring Will Shortz, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Wendy Lehr, and much more!

The Face of Our Friends

Friends of the Libraries president Karen Koepp leads off a section recognizing our supporters.


About this issue

Editor: Mark Engebretson
Associate Editor: Karen Carmody-McIntosh
Design & Production: Alison Klunick
Contributing Writers: Suzy Frisch, Karen Carmody-McIntosh, Mark Engebretson, Wendy Pradt Lougee, Karen Koepp
Photography: Paula Keller