Visiting the YMCA Archives
There are two fellowships available to provide financial assistance for those who wish to travel to the Archives to conduct research.
The Elmer L. Andersen Research Scholars Program supports scholarly research for projects that require use of one or more of the collections in the University of Minnesota's Department of Archives and Special Collections, including the Kautz Family YMCA Archives. The application deadline is late September.
The Clarke Chambers Fellowship supports travel to do research in the Social Welfare History Archives or the Kautz Family YMCA Archives. Preference is given to dissertation writers and early-career scholars. The application deadline is April 15th.
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.Address:
318 Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
- Campus map of West Bank area showing location of Elmer L. Andersen Library
- Map of campus area showing location of Elmer L. Andersen Library, nearby parking lots, and places to stay
- Driving Directions
- Parking Information
The Archives are generally open for research Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
The Archives and Special Collections Reading Room, located on the 2nd 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.