Until further notice, the University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections are open by appointment only and appointments are limited to UMN affiliates. Appointments must be made one week in advance of your visit to enable us to page and quarantine collection materials before use.

Please contact ascref@umn.edu for assistance or, if known, the curator of the collecting area you wish to use. We will continue to provide scans of requested research materials whenever possible, especially for our non-campus clientele.


The Bell Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Elmer L. Andersen Library building, suite 15.  Exhibits are on view  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The gallery is closed for all University of Minnesota holidays. Maps and Directions

Visit the online site for our Fall 2019 exhibition, Rapunzel, Peanuts, and Thousand Year Eggs: Global Premodern Food Cultures & their Legacies.

Coming in Fall 2020:  The Mississippi Bubble:  John Law and the Collapse of the French Economy, 1718-1720

Newspaper cartoon collage

Interested in Future Exhibits and Events?

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Woodcut of medieval banquet, 1481


On Exhibit Elsewhere in the Libraries
Current & Upcoming Schedule