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The University of Minnesota Libraries has received $44,000 for its digitization project: "University Radio at Risk: Digital Preservation Reformatting of Educational Radio." The grant is from the Council on Library and Information Resourc and will be used to preserve about 2,500 aging reel-to-reel audio recordings.
Four months after the 1984 presidential election, Geraldine Ferraro visited Minnesota where she was greeted by a large and receptive audience as the guest speaker for the Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series, sponsored by the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Interest was so great that after full capacity was reached in Northrop Auditorium, accommodations were made for a screening at Williams Arena on campus. The speech was also broadcast live on KUOM radio stations throughout the Twin Cities.
Machines and people have been working together for decades, perhaps more than you had thought, to keep University information technology systems running. The people operating punch card and tabulating machines, the majority of whom were women, most likely did not see their role as one of managing information technology.
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The Kerlan Award is given annually by the Friends of the Kerlan Collection in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children’s literature...
Clarke Chambers Fellow Caitlin Fendley visited the Social Welfare History Archives to research American Ideas about overpopulation and population control.
Actor and author Jamie Lee Curtis recently donated her papers to the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota — including drafts, proofs, correspondence, and production material for a dozen of her picture books for children, including the best-selling Today I Feel Silly.