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Oct 10, 2017
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by Molly Huber

The Oral History Association 2017 Annual Meeting brought together over 460 oral historians and those interested in oral history for three full days of informative sessions, plus workshops and site visits. I facilitated a panel entitled Seeing Immigrants: Using Video to Capture Community Narratives, featuring recent projects undertaken by Saengmany Ratsabout, Acting Director of the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) and Scott Pollock, Director of Exhibitions, Collections, and Programs at the American Swedish Institute (ASI), engaging with immigrants in our community.

Sep 27, 2017
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by Greta Bahnemann

A new series of historic documents from the Calhoun Yacht Club were added to Minnesota Reflections. These booklets, yearbooks, and correspondence capture both the history of the club and sailing activity on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sep 27, 2017
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by Greta Bahnemann

The Minnesota Digital Library is excited to announce the addition of a series of photographs into the Lake Superior Railroad Museum's collection in Minnesota Reflections. These images capture an important aspect of iron mining in northeastern Minnesota: the use of railroads to haul raw ore across rural Minnesota to the ore docks in Duluth.

Sep 19, 2017
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by Molly Huber

New 2018 calendars are now available, featuring images shared with Minnesota Reflections by our generous contributors! As in past years, they can be ordered from the Minitex website and delivered to you for distribution or your own enjoyment.

Sep 14, 2017
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by Molly Huber

We are now accepting applications for inclusion in Phase 14 of the Minnesota Reflections project! As in past phases, we are looking for materials in, of, or about Minnesota and Minnesotans and we accept many types of formats, such as images, text, audio, and video. To learn more about how you can participate, please visit the Call for Projects page on our website, or contact MDL Outreach Coordinator Molly Huber at mollyh@umn.edu or 612-301-1329/800-462-5348 with your questions or to discuss a potential project that you have in mind.

Aug 22, 2017
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by Greta Bahnemann

The newest Primary Source Set documents the history of Whaleback Boats on the Great Lakes. It recounts the history of the whaleback boat including information on the designer and builder, as well as information on the uses of whaleback boats, its design flaws, and the whaleback's appearance at the Chicago World Fair in 1893. 

Aug 22, 2017
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by Greta Bahnemann

The Minnesota Digital Library is excited to announce the addition of a series of 14 panoramic photographs into the Minnesota State University, Mankato collection in Minnesota Reflections. These images capture class portraits during the years when the school was known as the Mankato State Teachers College. The rise of panoramic photographs during the late 19th and early 20th centuries is due to the advent and widespread availability of several different panoramic cameras including the Wonder Panoramic Camera (1889), Stereo Cyclographe (1894), the Al-Vista (1898), the Kodak Panoram (1899), the Periphote (1900), and the Cirkut Camera (1904).

Jul 19, 2017
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by Greta Bahnemann

Two new items from the Hennepin History Museum help to document and tell the story of the African American experience in Minnesota. The first item is a letter written to the Reverend Marion D. Shutter, the minister at the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Minneapolis from Booker T. Washington (1856-1915). The second document is a bill of sale for a slave named London. These items were digitized with the intention that they would be discoverable through the Umbra Search African American History resource. Umbra Search makes African American history more broadly accessible through a freely available widget and search tool. Umbra Search brings together more than 500,000 digitized materials from over 1,000 different libraries and archives across the country. 

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