UL First Fridays: Jewish Country Clubs, Maps and Leisure

…it’s all fun and games!

Have a little fun with Archives and Special Collections for the 2022-2023 season of First Fridays. This year we investigate materials in the archives that are strictly recreational.

Presentations begin at noon. Light refreshments and appetizers will be available. ASL interpreters will be present for all First Fridays events. Presentations resume in person this year, with the option to stream via Zoom. Please make a reservation if you plan to attend in person or online.

A line art illustration shows a woman wearing a mid-20th century style of clothing who is playing golf

Having a Ball: Minnesota’s Jewish Country Clubs

Presented by Kate Dietrick, Archivist, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

Teeing off into the history of local Jewish country clubs, we will especially explore the women who were active in spaces where the unspoken maxim may have once been “gentlemen only, ladies forbidden.”

A map of Minnesota includes small illustrations of animals, and the map title reads “Minnesota invites you to live-work-play in the playground of 10,000 lakes.”

Recreation and Leisure Through a Cartographic Lens

Presentation by Ryan Mattke, Head, John R. Borchert Map Library

The John R. Borchert Map Library collection contains over 600,000 maps, atlases, and aerial photographs. Discover cartographic items related to travel, tourism, books, games, sports, and more!


First Fridays is made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. Andersen and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.

Start date
Friday, May 5, 2023, Noon
End date
Friday, May 5, 2023, 1 p.m.

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