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University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections is home to the University of Minnesota’s collections of rare books, personal papers and organizational archives. Materials, often called primary sources, include letters, diaries, organizational and business records, drafts of literary works, drawings, artifacts, maps, posters, old or rare books, photographs, architectural plans, audio visual recordings, and electronic records, to name just a few.

Archives and Special Collections is housed in the Elmer L. Andersen Library on the west bank of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.


A Celebration of Life for Jean-Nickolaus Tretter

Elmer L. Andersen Library 222 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455, Minneapolis, MN

Join us to celebrate the life and legacy of Jean-Nickolaus Tretter (1946-2022), founder and namesake of the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries, Archives and Special Collections. The celebration takes place at Elmer L. Andersen Library, home of the Tretter Collection. All are welcome to join us as we honor Jean’s memory and celebrate him among family, friends, and community members.


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