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Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120

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222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States

The Elmer L. Andersen Library is located on the West Bank of the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota.

This state-of-the-art facility houses many of the University’s special collections and archives units, the Digital Library Services’ digitization center, the central office of the MINITEX Library Information Network, and the Minnesota Library Access Center (MLAC).
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October 2019

Carl Sheppard Lecture in Medieval Art History

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Mitchell Merback

Mitchell Merback, Arnell and Everett Land Professor of Art History, Johns Hopkins University, presents the Annual Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Art History, "You Who Pass by the Way: Recognition and the Mobile Observer in Later Medieval Art." The event takes place Thursday, October 3, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120. The event is free and open to all. Reservations are requested.

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First Fridays October 2019

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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An illustration of a dog from the Children's Literature Research Collections.

"From Jennie to Ribsy to Rocket: What the Dogs Have Taught Us," presented by Lisa Von Drasek, Curator, Children’s Literature Research Collection. Canine characters take center stage as we examine the works of significant children's book artists and writers. Friday, October 4, 2019, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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56th James Ford Bell Lecture

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Paul Freedman

Paul Freedman, Chester D. Tripp Professor of History, Yale University, presents the 56th James Ford Bell Lecture, Poverty and Prestige: Food and Social Status in Pre-Modern Europe. The event takes place Thursday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120. Free and open to the public. Reservations requested.

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November 2019

First Fridays November 2019

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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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 and "What We Learn From Animals," presented by Erik Moore, Head, University Archives. Friday, November 1, 2019, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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December 2019

First Fridays December 2019

December 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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A photo from the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives shows two people sitting outdoors with two German Shepherd Dogs.

"Just a Dog," presented by Kate Dietrick, Archivist, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, and "The Hound Underground," presented by Tim Johnson, Curator, Sherlock Holmes Collection. Friday, December 6, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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February 2020

First Fridays February 2020

February 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Painting of a unicorn baring its teeth from the collections of the James Ford Bell Library.

"Fantastic Beasts? Find them at the Bell Library!" presented by Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library. Friday, February 7, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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March 2020

First Fridays March 2020

March 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Photo of a table and corral under a cloudy sky from the Northwest Architectural Archives.

"Animals, Vegetables, or Minerals? High-Tech Organisms," presented by Amanda Wick, Interim Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute Archives, and "Where Animals and Humans Meet," presented by Cheryll Fong, Interim Curator, Northwest Architectural Archives. Friday, March 6, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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April 2020

First Fridays April 2020

April 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Toucan illustration from the Andersen Horticultural Library.

"Collies and Trogons and Bugs, Oh My!" presented by Kathy Allen, Librarian, Andersen Horticultural Library. Friday, April 3, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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May 2020

First Fridays May 2020

May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Photo of a book cover called, The Way Life Begins, featuring an illustration of seven rabbits.

"About the Birds and the Bees..." presented by Linnea Andersen, Archivist, Social Welfare History Archives and Ryan Bean, Archivist, Kautz Family YMCA Archives. Friday, May 1, noon to 1:00 p.m., Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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