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Scope and Content

From the Collection:

The information files, or vertical files, provide background information on campus activities, staff, and buildings. They are arranged into three groups: Biographical Files, Files on Campus Departments, Organizations, and Activities, and Building Files. Files contain primarily newspaper clippings from local papers, including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Minnesota Daily. Articles from other small local newspapers may also be included, as are University of Minnesota press releases, newsletters, magazine articles, programs, and curriculum vitae.

The biographical files are arranged alphabetically and contain background information on University faculty. Famous alumni and staff may also have individual files. The files are not comprehensive and not all faculty have a file. Materials usually include newspaper clippings, curriculum vitae, lists of publications, news releases, obituaries, and information regarding appointments, promotions, and retirements.

Files on campus departments, organizations, and activities are arranged alphabetically. Materials usually include news releases, newsletters, magazine articles, and newspaper clippings. Athletic files document sport teams, not specific games, unless it is a championship game. Also includes files on various campus activities, including research, campus life, academia, and other related topics.

Building files are arranged by campus and then alphabetically. Materials usually include newspaper clippings, news releases, and dedication programs regarding building, remodeling, renaming, and razing of buildings within the University of Minnesota system.


  • From the Collection: 1800s-2020s


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Collecting Area Details

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