First Fridays - May

Title: Minnesota Landscapes: Documenting Environmental History through Archival Sources

Speaker: Katelyn Morken, Project Archivist, University of Minnesota Archives

For the past year, University Archives processed archival collections that document Minnesota's natural resources, watersheds, flora and fauna, agricultural and land use, urban environments, conservation efforts, and climate change. Learn more about Minnesota's environmental history and the people who created the records.  

Title:  How Did We Get Here? Moving the History of Computing to the University of Minnesota

Speaker: Amanda Wick 

Collections come in all shapes and sizes--some as small as a folder or single item, some as large as an entire repository. The story of the Charles Babbage Institute’s Archives and how they and the Institute itself ended up at the University of Minnesota is the story of several activist members from one tiny organization dedicated to preserving the history of computing seeking their match at a major academic research institution.


First Fridays is a series of intellectually stimulating talks presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Department of Archives and Special Collections (ASC) and is made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.



Start date
Friday, May 6, 2022, Noon
End date
Friday, May 6, 2022, 1 p.m.