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First Fridays November 2019

November 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Line art illustration of a person, a dragon, a bear, a tiger, and a wild pig.

Hmong Animal-Centered Stories

Presented by Ellen Engseth, Curator, Immigration History Research Center Archives

Line art illustration of a person, a dragon, a bear, a tiger, and a wild pig.There is rich use of animals in Hmong traditional stories. Explore some of these, available in the IHRCA, especially a series produced for the Hmong Folk Tales Project in the 1980s to preserve Hmong oral traditions and to aid literacy here in the Twin Cities.

What We Learn From Animals

Presented by Erik Moore, Head, University Archives

From objects of study to animal-assisted therapy, animals are part of the University of Minnesota and its history.

Event details

What: First Fridays November 2019
When: Friday, November 1 | noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455

About the First Fridays Series

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

The 2019–2020 series theme is Roaring Good Tales: Animals in the Archives.

There may not be animals allowed in the archives, but that doesn’t mean our collections aren’t filled with them! From farm animals to beloved pets to mythical beasts, the Archives and Special Collections are teeming with creatures of all kinds. Join us for the 2019–2020 First Fridays season as we explore the wild side of history.


November 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 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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