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Archives and Special Collections are open by appointment only, limited to UMN affiliates. Appointments must be made one week in advance of your visit. Contact email@example.com or the curator of the collecting area you wish to use for assistance. We continue to provide scans of requested research materials when possible, especially for our non-campus clientele.
Professor Virginia Donovan, Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at University of Wisconsin-Superior, has been selected the first recipient of the James Ford Bell Research Fellowship. Professor Donovan's research centers on French and French colonial history during the period 1661-1830. Her recent work on the Quebec corsair Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville led to the project she will be pursuing at the Bell Library, a literary comparison of d'Iberville's writing with the Bell's French corsair archive. Professor Donovan intends to make available a textual analysis and translation of selected French corsair manuscripts for use by other scholars as part of her project.