Plan Your Visit

Hours and Appointments

University Archives is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of university holidays. Appointments to use the materials are preferred to ensure that the materials are available for you when you arrive. Due to staff schedules and the nature of archival storage, materials may not be available for use without an appointment.

To make an appointment, please use our contact form or call our main number (612) 624-0562.

The Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room is open extended hours on Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 7:00. University Archives staff may not be available during evening hours; please contact us if you wish to use our collections during evening reading room hours.

Address and Directions

University Archives is located in Suite 218 in the Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota.

Additional information about directions, parking, and traveling to Andersen Library, please see the Archives & Special Collections Visit page.

Our mailing address is:

University of Minnesota Archives
218 Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Photocopies and Scans

Archives staff will provide photocopies of material at the researcher's expense when such duplication can be done without injury to the material and does not violate copyright restrictions or restrictions imposed by agreement with the donor. We do not duplicate entire archival collections, or all the text of individual books, manuscripts, or boxes of material. Use of personal copiers or scanners is prohibited. Researchers are welcome to bring digital cameras.

Copies, including digital scans or PDFs, are provided for the researcher's personal use only and are not to be transferred to another individual or institution without the permission of the University of Minnesota Archives. Provision of copies does not constitute permission to publish.

Please see the Archives & Special Collections website for further information on duplication services and fees.

Research Travel Funding Opportunities

Elmer L Andersen Research Scholars Program (PDF)
Supports scholarly research projects using materials from the Libraries' Archives & Special Collections

Health Sciences Travel Fellowship
Travel Fellowship in the History of the Academic Health Center & Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota