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 ascref@umn.edu 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.

The staff of the Social Welfare History Archives are available for class presentations, whether or not classes are affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Types of instruction can include:

  • Introduction to archives.
  • Using the archives for a class project.
  • Narrowly focused presentations on topics covered by the Archives.
  • Opportunities for students to develop research, information literacy and critical thinking skills by working with historical documents.

Please contact Linnea Anderson, Archivist, for more information on scheduling a session for your class at the archives.