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University of Minnesota Foundation papers

Identifier: 199

Scope and Content

The collection contains Coordinating Council minutes and projects, Development Council minutes and projects, meeting minutes, reading files, papers of Robert J. Odegard, foundation lists, fund drive materials, and policies and a statement of purpose (1963).


  • circa 1948-1996


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Use of Materials

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


Requests for permission to quote from the University of Minnesota Foundation papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Historical Note

The University of Minnesota Foundation was established in 1962 by 21 alumni and friends to solicit and manage private donations for the University, including University fund drives. Its establishment was the result of the reorganization of the University's fundraising activities and the dissolution of the Greater University Fund that was established in 1947. The office is not directly tied to any specific academic area and distributes funds across the University, including graduate research, faculty support, student scholarships and loans, library acquisitions, and academic programs.


25 boxes + 1m (31.7 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of the University of Minnesota Foundation, which is responsible for fundraising for the University.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

The collection was originally deposited in University Archives on July 16, 1974. Additional deposits were made in 1974-1976, 1988 and 1996.

University of Minnesota Foundation papers, circa 1948-1996
Karen Spilman
September 2005
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Collecting Area Details

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