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First Fridays: March 2018

March 2 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm


Minnesota Nice:
Organic and Locally Sourced Tales from the Archives

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

Event Details

What: First Fridays
When: March 2, 2018, (Light refreshments at 11:45 a.m. with the presentation at noon.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120 (parking and directions)

Free and open to the public

Having a Nice Time at Camp, Wish You Were Here! Social Welfare and Summer Fun in Minnesota

Presented by Linnea Anderson, Archivist, Social Welfare History Archives
Minnesota and Camping go together like the State Fair and Food on a Stick! Minnesota has a long history of social service agencies providing free or reduced cost summer camping for children and youth. Enjoy tales from the lakes and woods documented in the Social Welfare History Archives.

To Include or Exclude?

Presented by Ellen Engseth, Curator, Immigration History Research Center Archives
Join the Curator of the Immigration History Research Center Archives in exploring examples of receptions to im/migrants and refugees in the state.

About First Fridays

First Fridays is made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.


March 2
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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