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.


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Researchers are strongly encouraged to make an appointment prior to visiting Andersen Library. Walk-in visitors may not receive immediate service due to staff demands and scheduling.

Cecily Marcus
Curator, Givens Collection of African American Literature
Suite 213 Andersen Library
(612) 624-8812

Mailing Address:
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Suite 213
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: (612) 625-5525

Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
Appointments strongly encouraged!