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First Fridays: Minnesota Landscapes and the history of computing in the archives
May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
First Fridays: Celebration!
This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections.
“Minnesota Landscapes: Documenting environmental history through archival sources”
Presented by Katelyn Morken, Project Archivist, University of Minnesota Archives
For the past year, University Archives processed archival collections that document Minnesota’s natural resources, watersheds, flora and fauna, agricultural and land use, urban environments, conservation efforts, and climate change. Learn more about Minnesota’s environmental history and the people who created the records.
“How Did We Get Here? Moving the History of Computing to the University of Minnesota”
Presented by Amanda Wick, Curator, Charles Babbage Institute Archives
Collections come in all shapes and sizes — some as small as a folder or single item, some as large as an entire repository. The story of the Charles Babbage Institute’s Archives and how they and the Institute itself ended up at the University of Minnesota is the story of several activist members from one tiny organization dedicated to preserving the history of computing seeking their match at a major academic research institution.
Registration information to come.