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Until further notice, the University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collectionsare open by appointment only and appointments are limited to UMN affiliates. Appointments must be made one week in advance of your visit to enable us to page and quarantine collection materials before use.

We will begin taking appointments on September 8 for September 15 research visits. Please contact ascref@umn.edu for assistance or, if known, the curator of the collecting area you wish to use. We will continue to provide scans of requested research materials whenever possible, especially for our non-campus clientele.

About Us

The University of Minnesota Archives is the official home for the University's valuable historical documents, collections, data, photographs, publications and websites. The Archives collections and staff support information needs of the entire University community and are open to the public, including scholarly researchers, genealogists, and historians.

If you want to research discoveries, facts, stories, or most things connected to the history of the University, the University of Minnesota Archives is the place to start.