Green Revolution

The DLS (Digital Library Services) and University Archives are teaming up to digitize the Green Revolution project.

What is the Green Revolution project?

The term "The Green Revolution" was coined in the 1960s. It describes advances in food crop production that occurred with the development of disease resistant, high-yielding crops, initially wheat, maize and potato. These advances occurred simultaneously with intensified graduate education in plant nutrition, soil and pest management principles. University of Minnesota alumni and faculty were seminal in the initial staffing, nurturing and shaping of what was to become a worldwide, collaborative effort.

The University of Minnesota Libraries will digitize the records of the principals of the Green Revolution, the worldwide collaborative effort to expand food crop production that traces its roots to the University of Minnesota in the first half of the 20th century. The project's centerpiece is the Norman E. Borlaug Papers, which are frequently used by students, faculty, and independent scholars. With this project, we propose to expand use of the Green Revolution collections by creating digital surrogates of the materials, delivered via a web-based, publicly available, full-text searchable database.

uarc01180 John Gibler Papers
uarc01017 Elvin C. Stakman Papers
uarc01014 Norman E. Borlaug Papers
uarc00223 Helen Hart Papers
uarc00149 Department of Plant Pathology and Physiology Records


The DLS is in charge of digitally capturing 200,000 documents (rough estimation).
Once the project has been digitized we will load all the digital image files and the metadata into our searchable database -- Umedia Archives. The collection will be online and accessible to the public.

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