First Fridays - November

The Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra
The Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra

Title: Two slight taps, the lifting of a baton

Speaker: Kate Dietrick, Archivist, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

As one of the oldest community orchestras in the country, the Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra has long been composed of musicians with day jobs from surgeon to postal carrier. Learn more and celebrate the recent anniversary of this notable musical group based out of the St. Paul Jewish Community Center.

Title: "The Job is Never Done" From the Progressive Era to the Covid Era in the Social Welfare History Archives

Speaker: Linnea Anderson, Archivist, Social Welfare History Archives

Explore unexpected and timely topics from the first collection donated to the Social Welfare History Archives and see the most recent digital collection related to the Covid response in New York City. Learn the famous figures, energetic graphics, and surprising connections with current issues in the records of Survey Associates, a Progressive Era publisher. See items from the Archives' newest digital collections that document how social work organizations responded to the Covid pandemic.

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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, Nov. 5, 2021, Noon
End date
Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, 1 p.m.

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