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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 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.


Researchers planning a visit:

Make an appointment. Please request your materials 2 - 3 business days in advance. This ensures we have time to reply and that your requested material is ready for you.

Please use the following email address (preferred):

Or call 612-625-4800. If calling from outside the US, dial 001-612-625-4800.

Thank you!

When you arrive at the Andersen Library, please register in room 15 in the Maxine Wallin Research Center (Wallin Center) on the ground floor. The staff in the Wallin Center will help you.

Our materials are used only in the Wallin Center reading room; they do not circulate. The reading room and the Wallin Center at Andersen Library are open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m most weeks. See Research Services for additional information about conducting research here.

Off-site researchers:

Please submit your inquiry in writing to the following email address:

We look forward to hearing from you!