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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Kautz Family YMCA Archives is located on the 3rd floor of the Elmer L. Andersen Library on the west bank of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.
318 Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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The Archives are generally open for research Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
The Wallin Research Center (the Archives and Special Collections reading room, located on the ground floor remains open until 7pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact us in advance if you would like materials available for your use at these times.
We are closed on certain University holidays. »More details on hours
We encourage you to contact us in advance of your visit so that we can have your research materials ready when you arrive, especially if you plan to come on a Wednesday or Thursday evening.