A backlog-processing project of the University of Minnesota Archives

About the project

In 2010 the University Archives received state Legacy funding to organize and catalog 1750 cubic feet of University archival materials documenting the history of agriculture in Minnesota. When complete in June 2011, online, searchable "finding aids" will help an international community of researchers to locate and access the collections.

These collections are an invaluable source for scientific inquiry and are equally significant for those interested in the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the state and its national and international role in agriculture.

The University Archives' agricultural collections date from 1871 to the present and document the development of Minnesota's agricultural extension and experiment stations, and the University's campuses, colleges, and departments where generations of Minnesotans were educated in plant pathology, home economics, beekeeping, forestry, agronomy, horticulture, plant genetics, veterinary medicine, entomology, animal husbandry, food science, and more.


This project was made possible by funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Recent Entries

Project Completion
The project processed the records and papers of forty-seven unique collections amassed from a 120 accessions to the archives…
Finding Aids Online
Here is a list of updated finding aids that are now available on the University Archives website as of June…
The Timeline
It has been quite some time since the last blog post, our apologies. There was Christmas break when we struggled…