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What's in Andersen Library?

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Elmer L. Andersen Library Building

For building information see the Andersen Library Homepage

What's in Wilson Library?

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  • James Ford Bell Library
    Rare books, maps, manuscripts and other archival material focused on the history and impact of international trade and cross-cultural contact before ca. 1800 CE.

What's in the Arboretum?

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  • Andersen Horticultural Library
    Collection on horticulture and gardening, with emphasis on the upper Midwest. Approximately 9 miles west of I-494 on State Highway 5. No gate fee is charged.

What's in the Bio-Medical Library?

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About Archives

The books, documents, and artifacts that are part of the University of Minnesota's Department of Archives and Special Collections are among the most unique and valuable cultural documents available anywhere. Ranging from four thousand year old Babylonian clay tablets, to the latest illustrated children's books, these materials are important resources for projects ranging from term papers to dissertations, or just to satisfy your curiosity.

Contact Information

To contact staff, use the staff directory or go to one of the Archives and Special Collections libraries' sites on the list of departmental web pages.