IHRC Community Meetings on May 18 & 22

The IHRC will hold community meetings on Sunday, May 18 and Thursday, May 22, 2008, about the capacity issues facing archival collections at the University of Minnesota. Program Director Haven Hawley will speak at both meetings, which will be held in St. Paul and at the University, and seek information about community needs.

The first meeting will be Sunday, May 18th, 2-4 p.m. at Sokol (CSPS) Hall, 383 Michigan St., St. Paul, MN 55102. The Friends of the IHRC will provide refreshments and have made arrangements for the off-site meeting in order to encourage community participation in the public forum.

A second meeting will be held May 22nd, 6-8 pm at room 120 of Andersen Library, 222 – 21st Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55455. A cavern tour will be offered at the conclusion of the campus meeting, and refreshment beverages will be provided.

Haven Hawley will provide information about archival capacity, possible options, and projects that the IHRC has underway to work with ethnic communities to continue preserving historical materials. The meetings will contain similar information and discussion opportunities, but they are being held in different locations to provide convenient access to the public.

For more information about the IHRC, contact Haven Hawley at 612-625-4800 or ehh@umn.edu.