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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.
The turbulent stories of women in STEM professions and the high tech industry have recently garnered a great deal of media attention. Despite this increased attention, the archives of women in computing are often ignored in favor of collections that narrate their stories through the voice and perspective of powerful men in the field. This talk will re-center the legacy of women in computing using their own words, writings, and discoveries.Find out more »
Women fill the pages of early modern travel narratives, many authored by men, but a few written by women. Yet, somehow, we seem to know very little about these women; most of them remain unseen by history. Join curator Marguerite Ragnow as she explores how European men depicted the women they encountered on their travels, and hear some of the female travelers’ perspectives of the people they met on their journeys.Find out more »
The University of Minnesota has been shaped by the contributions and vision of hundreds of thousands of women who have attended, worked, or taught at the University. Find out why the University’s history is women’s history.Find out more »
This presentation delves into the creative process, collaboration, arguments, and insults of a pair of prolific picture book writers from the mid-20th century.Find out more »
Join us in an exploration of the leadership and community service of the International Institute of Minnesota, on the occasion of their centennial, with guest speaker and researcher Krista Hanson. Presented by the Immigration History Research Center Archives.Find out more »