Recently in Upper Midwest Literary Archives Category

by Christine Avery, Archives Assistant and Kate Hujda, Assistant Archivist/Processor

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As spring slowly makes its way to Minnesota, the Manuscripts Division decided it was time to take down our "Winter in the Archives" exhibit in place of a more spring-like display. The recent hire of two new staff members, as well as additional student workers, has allowed the Manuscripts Division to really dig into previously unprocessed collections - which has given us much to be cheerful about!

The increase in processing in our division is largely due to money provided by the Cultural Heritage Initiative. A funding campaign sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Cultural Heritage Initiative strives to preserve our literary and performing arts legacies. This $3.3 million campaign has allowed our division the staff, time, and resources necessary to process many of our unprocessed collections.

We decided to take advantage of this recent influx by sharing some of the artifacts our staff has unearthed through processing. Our window display, aptly titled "Incoming Treasures," features collections that are either now available or soon-to-be available for public research. Brimming with items from architects, authors, theater, and dance, our display represents the breadth of the collections we've been processing.

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The highlights of our display include a script from Theatre de la Jeune Lune's Children of Paradise (PA 107), a sketch of the Minneapolis Milling district riverfront (1910s) from the Archie Parish Collection (N256), and Buoyancies: A Ballast Master's Log written by Joseph Amato from the Joseph A. Amato Collection (MSS88). (As this is work in progress, not all finding aids are available at this time.)

Reception to Welcome Katherine Dietrick

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The University of Minnesota Libraries and the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest cordially invite you to attend a reception on May 16, 4:30 p.m., to meet and welcome Katherine Dietrick, the new archivist for the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.


Members of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, and community members, are also invited to the 29th annual meeting of the JHSUM, which begins at 3 p.m. in Andersen Library. (See http://www.jhsum.org/ for list of candidates.) A tour of the Archives and Special Collections department underground storage facility in the caverns beneath Andersen Library will take place at 3:45 p.m. followed by the reception at 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, May 16, 2013
Elmer L. Andersen Library
University of Minnesota
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis
3:00 p.m.: JHSUM Annual Meeting
3:45 p.m.: Cavern Tour
4:30 p.m.: Welcome and Reception for Katherine Dietrick

Reserve your spot in one or more of these activities


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Free Lecture on John Berryman

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berryman for blog.jpgPlease come for a free lecture from the Upper Midwest Literary Archives!

Guest Scholar Talk by Dr. Philip Coleman, Trinity College, Dublin Ireland


"John Berryman: Scholarship and Poetry"

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at noon.
120 Andersen Library
Free and open to the public.

You may review the contents of the John Berryman Papers at the archive by viewing the finding aid.

Cecily Marcus, Curator, Upper Midwest Literary Archives

 

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