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University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections

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Elmer L. Andersen Library

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.

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February 2018

First Fridays: February 2018

February 2, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

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.

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March 2018

First Fridays: March 2018

March 2, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

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.

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April 2018

First Fridays: April 2018

April 6, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

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.

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May 2018

First Fridays: May 2018

May 4, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

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.

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