The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
University of Minnesota. University Archives
218 Elmer L. Andersen Library; 222 21st Avenue South
Repository URL: http://special.lib.umn.edu/uarch/
Repository code: mnuar
Repository description (extant): In the 1920s, William Watts Folwell, first University president and librarian, began to collect University publications and faculty papers.
In the 1940s, James Gray, author of the University's centennial history, discovered that no policy existed for collecting departmental records and successfully recommended the establishment of a formal archival program, with the University Libraries as its administrative home.
Today the University Archives includes over 15,000 linear feet of faculty papers, departmental records, University publications, reports, campus maps and blueprints, historical data and much more. Over 20,000 cataloged photographs of University buildings, staff, students, classes, laboratories and events provide visual documentation of the University's history and the people who have contributed to it.
The Archives is open to the public. The collections are used by students, faculty, staff, and an international community of scholarly researchers.
Repository type: University Special Collection
Oral history interviews