Mar 2, 2021The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) has published four new Primary Source Sets on our website. These sets focus on the lumber industry in Minnesota, Minnesota's three major railroads, Sinclair Lewis's experiences living and working in Duluth, and the rise and fall of Twin Cities streetcars.
Mar 23, 2020
Join Minitex staff for two new Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) webinars to learn more about the MDL Primary Source Sets and how to get involved as a guest author. Please join us for one or both of these sessions on April 17 and April 24.
Aug 1, 2019
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce a new Minnesota Reflections Primary Source Set, "History of Chiropractic in Minnesota." Susan J. Vossberg, the Technical Services Librarian at the Northwestern Health Sciences University, developed and wrote this set. Her Primary Source Set explores the history of Chiropractic medicine in Minnesota, including the development of the various schools and training programs in Minnesota.
May 16, 2018
I recently attended and presented at two Minnesota Library Association's division conferences: the Public Libraries Division (PLD) Day on April 13 and the Academic and Research Libraries Division (ARLD) Day on April 27. At each of these conferences I presented on the work I have been doing with the Minnesota Reflections Primary Source Sets. I included an overview of the project, current titles, and introduced ways people can get involved in the project.
Nov 22, 2017
What: Primary Source Sets Guest Author Open House
When: Thursday, November 30, 2:00 pm
Where: Minitex River Room, Room 60 Wilson Library
RSVP now to save your spot!
Oct 26, 2017
Have you seen Minnesota Digital Library's Primary Source Sets? Have you thought to yourself "I want to do that?" Then this is the event for you! Join us on Thursday, November 30th, 2:00 p.m. for a Primary Source Sets Guest Author Open House at Minitex.
Jun 23, 2017
On Wednesday, May 31st, the 15th MDL Annual Meeting was held at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus. Over 100 people came together to hear a keynote presentation on Umbra Search African American History, a project to facilitate access to African American history through a website and search widget; digitization of over 500,000 items; and creation of workshops and public forums to promote access to culturally diverse collections.
Apr 26, 2017
A new Primary Source Set has been added to the Minnesota Digital Library Primary Source Set Collection. The Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 highlights the historic event in labor history that paved the way for new legislation such as the National Labor Relations Act of 1935. The summer of 1934 saw a violent and deadly clash between General Drivers Local 574 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and local business leaders united under the Citizens' Alliance, an organization committed to an "open shop." The Primary Source Set features The Organizer, a daily strike bulletin published by Local 574 specifically focused on the events and activities of the strike. Minnesota Reflections holds the entire series of The Organizer, the first daily newsletter of its kind.
Feb 20, 2017
We are pleased to announce a new addition to the Minnesota Digital Library's Primary Source Set collection. Each Primary Source Set focuses on a historic topic and showcases the various resources found in Minnesota Reflections that relate to that subject. This new primary source set, which focuses on postcards, is the first in a number of new primary source sets that will focus on physical formats found in Minnesota Reflections.
Dec 14, 2016
A new addition has been made to the Minnesota Digital Library’s Primary Source Set collection —Natural Disasters in Minnesota. This primary source set includes documentation of devastating tornadoes in Sauk Rapids and Rochester in the late nineteenth century, the Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940, the Cloquet and Moose Lake Fires of 1918, and major flooding on the Minnesota River.