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Stories and Photos for Extension Centennial Celebration

University of Minnesota Extension will be 100 years old in 2009. Share your best memories of Extension to post on the Centennial website. We are interested in:

  • success stories
  • obscure and nearly forgotten facts
  • funny anecdotes
  • photos
  • copies of educational publications that help illustrate your experiences

Send us materials through November 30, 2009. We can't promise we will use everything we receive, and we won't be able to return items. We will eventually send photos to the University Archives where they will be preserved for future historians.

If you have questions, contact Catherine Dehdashti at (612) 625-3141 or ced@umn.edu.

How to Submit Written Materials

We would like to receive written materials that describe a piece of Extension's history. They can be submitted with or without photos or related educational publications. There is no limitation on story length but materials will be edited.

Do you have a favorite 4-H story or memory? Was there a time in your life when your family relied on information from Extension?

Email an electronic file to: Catherine Dehdashti at ced@umn.edu.

Or mail to: Catherine Dehdashti, 405 Coffey Hall, U of MN, 1420 Eckles Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

How to Submit Photos

Choose interesting, clear images that depict a piece of Extension's history. We ask that you limit your photo donations to three.

For each photo, provide as much of the following information as you can. You can either list the information or write a caption.

  • location
  • person(s) or group name
  • approximate date
  • description of what is happening
  • identifiable landmarks

Include information about you as the contributor―name, contact information and relationship to Extension. For prints, write the information on a separate piece of paper or in pencil on back of photo.

When Extension's Centennial is over, we plan to send all photos to the University Archives. For this reason, a completed Deed of Gift form (56 K PDF) MUST accompany each donation (one form per person donating). The University Archives has designed a form just for us, which is provided as a link on the Extension Centennial website. Print it out, fill it in, and either scan it or include it as part of your mailed donation. Do not alter this form in any way as it has been approved by the Office of General Counsel and any changes or additions will nullify the agreement.

Additional requirements for photos:

  • Prints or high-quality scanned images only; photo copies not accepted
  • Size for prints—11" x 17" or smaller
  • Quality of scan—image scanned at minimum of 600 dpi
  • Prints will not be returned
  • Moldy, torn or damaged items not accepted
  • Free of copyright issues

Email an electronic file to: Catherine Dehdashti at ced@umn.edu.

Or mail to: Catherine Dehdashti, 405 Coffey Hall, U of MN, 1420 Eckles Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

NOTE: You can submit larger collections of photos directly to the University Archives. More information and instructions can be found on the Extension Centennial website.

Use of materials submitted will be at the discretion of University of Minnesota Extension. Materials will not be returned, but may be made available to University Archives after the Centennial year.

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