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 ascref@umn.edu 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.

You can make the difference

Your contribution to the James Ford Bell Library supports scholarship and education at all levels, and helps to enrich our community by advancing understanding of our global heritage, making the world we live in more meaningful.


Giving options

James Ford Bell Library Fund

This fund supports all of the activities, projects, and programs of the Bell Library, including acquisitions, outreach, instruction, and conservation, among others.

James Ford Bell Library Research Fellows Fund

Funding for scholarly research, particularly for new and mid-career faculty, has become increasingly important This fund brings scholars to Minnesota to use the Bell collections.

John Parker Fund

Disseminating scholarship and collection information is an important aspect of our work at the Bell Library. This endowed fund supports our publication and other outreach projects. It was created in honor of the first Bell Library curator, the late John ("Jack") Parker, who held the position from 1953 until his retirement in 1991.

Give to the collection

Gifts from a will or trust

Bequests and estate gifts of any size are a meaningful way to support and sustain the James Ford Bell Library.

 


For additional information or to make an appointment, ontact:

Heather Beaton
U of M Libraries Development Director
612-624-8207
hbeaton@umn.edu


Associates ship Another way to support the Bell Library is to join the Associates of the James Ford Bell Library.  This Friends group supports programs, exhibits, fellowships, acquisitions, and other projects of the James Ford Bell Library.

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