Until further notice, the University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections are 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.
Please contact email@example.com 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.
|Reference & Outreach Archivist||Ryan Beanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Description & Access Archivist/Webmaster||Lara Friedman-Shedlovemail@example.com|
|YMCA of Minneapolis/Greater Twin Cities Archivist||Alex Bentleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Reference InquiriesStaff 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:
- 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 email@example.com or phone 612-625-3445