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December 14, 2009

Good Luck with Finals!

The staff at the St. Paul campus Libraries wish everyone good luck during finals.
Magrath Library will be open until 12:00 am during finals with the usual hours in the Extended Study Area.

December 7, 2009

Current Exhibit: Doris S. Kirschner Cookbook Collection

The Doris S. Kirschner Cookbook Collection offers a unique glimpse into the evolution of cooking in America over the past century. Donated in 1985 by St. Paul native Doris S. Kirschner, the collection of 1300+ volumes is a rich resource for those with interest in food history, social history, the march of technology, and local flavors. Included in the collection are volumes by culinary authors such as Julia Child, James Beard, and Craig Claiborne as well as many local, community-based cookbooks. Additional volumes are added to the collection each year through a generous gift from the Kirschner family.

The collection is housed in Magrath Library's Reference area, located on the ground floor. Magrath's current display, installed at the Library's entrance, highlights the historical and international aspects of the collection. Take a virtual peek at http://magrath.lib.umn.edu/exhibits.phtml .

For an overview of the collection, visit: https://netfiles.umn.edu/users/hriba007/ci5363/timeline/timelineCookbook5p.html.

For more detailed information about the collection, Doris, and culinary resources, visit the Kirschner Cookbook Collection's web page: http://magrath.lib.umn.edu/kirschner/kirschner.html

Digitization Projects

As part of its Internal Granting Program, the Digital Collections Unit has awarded a total of eleven new grants for the 2009-2010 funding cycle. Magrath Library received four of the grants! The projects include:


  • Sí, Se Puede! - Kristen Mastel

  • MinneTESOL/WITESOL Journal - Kristen Mastel

  • "Celebrating 50 Years of Research at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center" - Leslie Delserone

  • "Variety Trials of Selected Farm Crops," 1948-1996 - Leslie Delserone