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  • Discover Computing History at the University of Minnesota

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    Minnesota was put on the map for its innovative technology by one-time giants like Control Data and Engineering Research Associates of Remington Rand. While those companies are now but a memory, their histories are preserved in the archives of the Charles Babbage Institute. Show less
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    Videos featuring University of Minnesota Libraries exhibits, programs, and people.
    • Exhibit reception for Exploring Minnesota's Natural History - Duration: 20 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      • 3 views
      The University of Minnesota Libraries held a reception July 30, 2015 to celebrate the exhibit, "Exploring Minnesota's Natural History." The exhibit curators are Erik Moore and Rebecca Toov, Univers...
    • Summer Reading 2015, Part 2 - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 48 views
      In this episode of "Read This Book!", University of Minnesota librarians Lisa Von Drasek, Carolyn Bishoff, and Megan Kocher provide recommendations for summer reading. They include:

      “Dataclysm," ...
    • Minnesota Historical Aerial Photos available online - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 508 views
      The University of Minnesota Libraries has completed digitization of more than 4,500 historical aerial photos of Minneapolis, as part of a collaborative effort with the City of Minneapolis and the M...
    • Push 4 Art at Walter Library - Duration: 88 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 36 views
      University of Minnesota student sing in the Great Hall at Walter Library April 16, 2015 as part of Push 4 Art. Performers in the student-driven program deliver spontaneous performance art once a cu...
    • 'The Job is Never Done' - Duration: 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 107 views
      Curator Linnea Anderson and Exhibit Designer Darren Terpstra discuss the University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit, "The Job is Never Done": Fifty Years of Documenting Social Welfare History. The e...
    • Read This Book! - Sharon Creech - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 206 views
      In this episode of Read This Book!, Lisa Von Drasek highlights the work of Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winner who also will be accepting the University of Minnesota's Kerlan Award on April 18....
    • Sally Wingert's Bad Hair Day - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 643 views
      Sally Wingert wanted to learn how to wear her hair to play Gertrude in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet." So, she visited the Guthrie Theater archives in the caverns at the University of Minneso...
    • Read This Book! - African American Women Authors - Duration: 4 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 169 views
      In this episode of "Read This Book!," Tia Gardner discusses books and other materials, from the University of Minnesota's Givens Collection, that feature collaborations among African American Women...
    • Read This Book! - Science Fiction - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 326 views
      Kaia Sievert discusses three science fiction books in this episode of Read This Book!, brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries.

      The books are:

      "The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin L...
    • Social Welfare History Archives Exhibit Opening - Duration: 13 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 65 views
      “The Job Is Never Done” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Social Welfare History Archives, founded in 1964 by University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, Clarke Chambers. The exhibit documents...
    • Discover Computing History at the University of Minnesota - Duration: 118 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 1,794 views
      Minnesota was put on the map for its innovative technology by one-time giants like Control Data and Engineering Research Associates of Remington Rand. While those companies are now but a memory, th...
    • Read This Book! - Holiday Cookie Recipes - Duration: 3 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 224 views
      In this episode of "Read This Book!," Megan Kocher, curator of the Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection at the University of Minnesota, discusses books with holiday cookie recipes. These include:

      “...
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  • Friends of the Libraries Events Play all

    Did you miss any of our events, or would you like to relive a favorite one? Watch them here!
    • Deborah Madison featured at Friends' annual celebration - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 103 views
      Noted cookbook author and internationally acclaimed proponent of vegetarian cooking, Deborah Madison, spoke at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries' annual celebration on May 5, 201...
    • Author Sharon Creech delivers Kerlan Lecture - Duration: 47 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 25 views
      Author and Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech received the 2015 Kerlan Award and delivered the Kerlan Lecture on April 18, 2015 at the University of Minnesota.
    • Pankake Poetry Reading featuring Michael Dennis Browne - Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 259 views
      Michael Dennis Browne, poet and University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, read from his new book, "The Voices," at the 6th annual Pankake Poetry Reading on April 16, 2015 at the University of Min...
    • Celebrating 50 Years of Documenting Social Welfare History - Duration: 41 minutes.

      • 5 months ago
      • 81 views
      The University of Minnesota Libraries held an opening reception on Feb. 19, 2015 for the exhibit “The Job Is Never Done: Fifty Years of Documenting Social Welfare History" at Elmer L. Andersen Libr...
    • Richard Moe delivers Nagel Lecture - Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes.

      • 8 months ago
      • 88 views
      Richard Moe, historian and preservationist and chief of staff to former United States Vice President Walter Mondale, presented the Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture on November 18, 2014 at the University...
    • Wendy Lehr: 'My Life in the Theater' - Duration: 1 hour.

      • 1 year ago
      • 132 views
      Wendy Lehr, Twin Cities actor, director and teacher, presented "My Life in the the Theater: I Always Said Yes!" on May 12, 2014 at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries Annual Celebr...
    • 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney - Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 908 views
      Best-selling children's and young adult writer Andrea Davis Pinkney delivered the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture May 3 at the University of Minnesota. The title of her presentation was "Rejoice th...
    • An Evening with Steve Berry - Duration: 57 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 768 views
      Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of "The Lincoln Myth," "The King's Deception," "The Columbus Affair," "The Jefferson Key," "The Templar Legacy," "The Rom...
    • A reading by Robert Bly, October 16, 2013 - Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,229 views
      A reading by Robert Bly, October 16, 2013, at the University of Minnesota, in celebration of his book, "Stealing Sugar from the Castle."
    • Will Shortz: An Evening with the Puzzle Master - Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,195 views
      Will Shortz, the New York Times and National Public Radio puzzle master, thrilled nearly 700 people September 12, 2013 at Ted Mann Concert Hall on the University of Minnesota campus. He talked abou...
    • Kate DiCamillo receives 2013 Kerlan Award - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,402 views
      Kate DiCamillo receives Kerlan Award and presents 2013 Kerlan Lecture.
    • A View from Cold Mountain by James Lenfestey - 1st Annual Pankake Poetry Reading - Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 665 views
      In 1974, author James Lenfestey came upon the book Cold Mountain: 100 Poems of the T'ang Dynasty Poet Han-shan. The result 33 years later is his collection of poems inspired by the form and sensibi...
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