The University Libraries have received funding to digitize the Norman E. Borlaug Papers and selections from the papers of E.C. Stakman, Helen Hart, John Gibler, and records from the department of Plant Pathology. Once digitized, these collections, held in University Archives, will form an online resource that conveys the Minnesota roots of the "Green Revolution," a term coined in the 1960's to describe worldwide advances in food crop production that began in the 1940's and saved millions from starvation. The project, which will be completed by May 2011, is being supported by a $27,667 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant, a program supported by the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment. Approved by Minnesota voters in November 2008, the state constitutional amendment provides for an increase in Minnesota state sales tax to support outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails, as well as arts, history, and cultural heritage.
--- news from Beth Kaplan and Linda Greve via the University of Minnesota Libraries Monday Memo