Upper Midwest Literary Archives

This collection preserves and provides access to the personal or organizational papers of authors, poets, critics, presses, and others whose work has been influenced by the Upper Midwest.

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From the papers of John Berryman and Carol Bly to the records of Graywolf Press and Milkweed Editions, the resources in the Upper Midwest Literary Archives (UMLA) are integral to the study of literary history, independent publishing, and writers of the prairie. Established in 1971, the UMLA preserves and provides access to the personal or organizational papers of authors, poets, critics, presses, and others whose work has been influenced by the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin). As a public resource for students, scholars, and the general public, the UMLA is open to all.

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Hours
Today
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thu, Oct 21
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri, Oct 22
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat, Oct 23
Closed
Sun, Oct 24
Closed
Note: Appointments are required to visit the reading room within these hours.
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