About this resource


In 2010, the University of Minnesota Libraries was awarded funds for "Planting the Seeds of the Green Revolution," a project to digitize historical materials relating to the Green Revolution in its University Archives. Fifty-eight boxes of archival and manuscript material were digitally scanned and described over the course of a year, resulting in over 100, 000 images of photographs, correspondence, reports, and other material. The project was supported by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy constitutional amendment.

Ahnna Mahoney, the University Libraries' Digital Photographer, oversaw scanning and quality control. Her blog documented the scanning process during the course of the project. The blog entries are available here. Digital Library Services - Green Revolution

The project was a collaboration between staff of the University Archives and Digital Library Services. Much of the scanning and quality control was done by student workers under the direction of project staff. Project staff included: Karen Spilman, Processing Coordinator; Ahnna Mahoney, Digital Photographer; Beth Kaplan , Head, University Archives; Jason Roy, Head, Digital Library Services.

A copy of the funded proposal is available on request from the University Archives.

For more information please contact the University of Minnesota Archives