First Fridays: Focus on Our Founders
What: First Fridays: Focus on Our Founders
When: Friday, March 6, 2009 • 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120
Free and open to the public.
Erwin and Adelle Tomash and the Charles Babbage Institute
Originally known as the Charles Babbage Society, the Charles Babbage Institute is a center for the history of information technology and was founded in 1978 by computer industrialist and book collector Erwin Tomash and his wife Adelle.
Bound Fragments in Time: The Legacy of James Ford Bell
Minnesota abounds with evidence of the vision of industrialist James Ford Bell — from WCCO and Betty Crocker to wildlife preservation and fine art. We offer a glimpse into the mind and heart of this great 20th-century philanthropist and founder of the James Ford Bell Library.
Owen H. Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine
Dr. Wangensteen was a teacher, researcher, historian, and chief of surgery at the University of Minnesota. The Wangensteen is a collection of approximately 70,000 rare and out-of-print books, manuscripts, and journals dating from the early 1400s to 1930.