On Friday, March 13th, we held a training event at Minitex for colleagues interested in learning about standardized rights statements and how to apply them. A small but engaged group joined us and together we reviewed the statements from rightsstatements.org and worked through examples from Minnesota Reflections and the University of Minnesota's collections. Our participants found that applying rights statements is often easier than you think!
The Minnesota Digital Library is excited to share a new contribution to our collection from Carleton College. Carleton has elected to share a collection of 61 weather diaries from their archives. Carleton students, faculty, and staff used the U.S. Army Signal Services Form #101 to record temperature, weather condition, and precipitation amounts for the station located at Carleton's first observatory in 1885. These diaries provide an intersting look at historic weather patterns in Northfield, Minnesota.
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to introduce our 197th contributing partner: the Hibbing Historical Society! The Hibbing Historical Society has shared 203 images of life on Minnesota's Iron Range via their unique Aubin Photographic Studio collection. The Aubin Collection contains many panoramic photographs - including images of iron mines and mining, as well as town and city life in Hibbing, road and bridge construction projects, city bands and their concerts, fraternal organizations and clubs, Hibbing High School students, the Sturgeon Lake recreation area, and more.
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new contributing partner - the Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum. The Veterinary Historical Museum helps to fill a gap in the Minnesota Digital Library regarding animals, veterinarians, and animal care in Minnesota. The Historical Museum has shared 36 photographs of early veterinary practice in Minnesota. The addition of this partner's collections marks our 196th contributing organization!
The Minnesota Digital Libray is pleased to share new images from the growing Kanabec County Historical Society's collection. Their new contribution focuses on the activities at the various Kanabec County schools, including sport teams such as the basketball teams and baseball teams. Many of these images document the changing look of athletic uniforms and equipment. There are also images of school clubs, including the Home Economics club.
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce a new addition to the Northfield Historical Society's growing collection - a new ledger book which documents the city of Northfield's City Council Meeting Minutes from July 1917 through December 1928. This ledger book contains information on city business, decisions made, and general city progress.
If you have missed out on participating in our previous trainings on how to apply standardized rights statements to your archival collection, it is not too late! We are offering another free training event right here in the Minitex offices in the basement of Wilson Library on the University of Minnesota's West Bank on Friday, March 13th and we want you to join us. Learn more and register here.
The Norwegian-American Historical Association joins the Minnesota Digital Library as our 195th partner organization! The Historical Association shares photographs of Norwegians in Minnesota as well as images and a sourvenir booklet of the Norse-American Centennial parade that was held in New York City in 1925.
Why is this Minitex meeting room empty? Because we want you to help us fill it on Friday, March 13th for the next in our series of rights statements implementation workshops.
Have you applied to be part of Minnesota Reflections Phase 16 yet? There is still time, and we would love to hear from you! It is likely you have items in your collection that would be a good fit, and we would love to work with you to develop a project.
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