University Libraries

Andersen Library

April 18, 2014
8:30am - 4:30pm

Contacting the YMCA Archives Staff

Archives Staff:

Reference & Outreach ArchivistRyan Bean612.626.7899beanx029@umn.edu
Description & Access Archivist/WebmasterLara Friedman-Shedlov612.626.7972ldfs@umn.edu
YMCA of Greater NY ArchivistLouise Merriam612.626.7956merri254@umn.edu
YMCA of Minneapolis/Greater Twin Cities ArchivistAlex Bentley612.626.7956bent0117@umn.edu

Reference Inquiries

Staff will help identify sources of information relevant to your interests but cannot undertake extensive research projects. In most cases, staff are only able to fill offsite research requests if they are sufficiently specific, e.g., a particular document or the contents of a particular folder. In cases where research is required to identify relevant material, archives staff will conduct research, as time permits, for a fee. If desired, Archives staff can sometimes refer customers to an outside researcher for hire who establishes his or her own rates. In addition to your actual question, please include as much of the following information as possible:
  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Contact information, especially telephone and e-mail (we usually have follow-up questions).
  • When you need it by

For the fastest service, please direct reference inquiries to ymcaarch@umn.edu or phone 612-625-3445