Cavern Tours and First Fridays Program at Andersen Library

Explore "Virtue and Vice in the Stacks" and the Elmer L. Andersen Library caverns the first friday of every month throughout 2009-2010.

The Archives and Special Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries offer the First Fridays series throughout the year along the theme of vice and virtue. Each month brings a new pairing, with Abstinence and Glutton the theme for the event at noon on Nov. 6 at Room 120 of Andersen Library.

Presentations by the Charles Babbage Institute and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine will follow a brief introduction highlighting materials from archival collections on campus, including the Immigration History Research Center.

A light repast will be served during presentations from noon to 1 p.m., and cavern tours will be offered after the lunchtime talk. If you have not seen the caverns, First Fridays in a convenient opportunity to see one of the real treasures at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus! Tours are offered at the conclusion of First Fridays throughout the coming year.

For more information on First Fridays and the University Libraries' fall exhibition schedule, visit