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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.