The University of Minnesota Libraries’ Department of Archives and Special Collections (ASC) collects and preserves an amazing array of materials that support interdisciplinary research. The collections are available to anyone with a desire to explore, discover and learn. ASC supports teaching and learning for the University community, K-12, and lifelong learners, and sponsors an active array of exhibitions and programs that are open to the public.
Dear Elmer L. Andersen Library patrons and members of the community,
Please know that we are responding to a quickly changing situation. Your health and well-being, and that of our community, are of the utmost importance to the University of Minnesota. Due to the threat of spreading COVID-19, Elmer L. Andersen Library is closed until further notice. The University of Minnesota is working closely with public health officials and will continue to assess the ongoing need for these restrictions. Thank you for your partnership and patience as we all work together to keep our community healthy. I remind you that while most of our Archives and Special collections records are not digitized, UMedia provides access to images, maps, manuscripts, video, audio and more.
Director, Archives & Special Collections
Archival collection guides
Images & more
Special collections in other locations