Events

Fall 2021 Colloquium - Erika Milam

Title: “Philosophy Kings of Rocky Mountains: Marmots, Time, and Animal Behavior”

Abstract: TBD


About 

Lectures begin at 3:35pm in Rapson Hall 45 on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. As a reminder, masks are required indoors by University of Minnesota policy. 

The Program in History of Science, Technology and Medicine and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science will host a joint lecture series in Fall 2021. At this time, all events will be in-person unless otherwise stated. Please contact hstm@umn.edu for more information. 

First Fridays - February

Title: ASC on the Air

Speaker: Rebecca Toov, Collections Archivist, University of Minnesota Archives

Join us in celebrating over 100 years of radio broadcasting at the University of Minnesota as we share recordings featuring the voices of staff and friends of the University Libraries.


Title: Digital Library Services and Archives & Special Collections: 20+ years of working and growing side by side

Speaker: Jennifer Claybourne, Digital Projects Specialist, Digital Library Services

Digital Library Services has been supporting early open access for Archives and Special collections through various projects and programs. Learn how we've grown and expanded in our own right, but still maintain a close connection with ASC through patron orders, strategic digitization and grant funded projects.


About 

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.

First Fridays - March

Title: The CLRC/Kerlan Collection- From Portable Portfolios to Digital Dives: Let's Celebrate the Past 20 Years

Speaker: Mary Schultz, Kerlan Board Member and Volunteer, Children’s Literature Research Collections

Description: TBD


About 

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.

 

First Fridays - April

Title: Electronic evolution: the brave new world of born digital archives at the UMN Libraries

Speaker: Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Digital Records Archivist, Archives and Special Collections

The Archives and Special Collections have been receiving archival collections in electronic formats for years, but it is only in the last five years that we have begun to systematically tackle the challenges of preserving and making these materials accessible. As of 2022, we have a full-time Digital Records Archivist on staff. Learn about the obstacles and opportunities that digital records present from the point of view of archives staff.


Title: Due Credit:  Celebrating People Behind the Scenes at the Bell Library

Speaker: Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, and Anne Good, Assistant Curator, James Ford Bell Library

From before its inception, numerous people have worked behind the scenes to facilitate acquisition, access, and promotion of the materials in the James Ford Bell Library.  Curators Marguerite Ragnow and Anne Good will share some of the stories of these unsung heroes and the significant contributions they made.


About 

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.

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.


About 

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.