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Don Osier papers

Identifier: uarc 324

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence and University of Minnesota Library reports.


  • 1947-1992


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.

Biographical Sketch of Don Osier (b. 1933)

Donald Osier, B.A. (1959), M.A. (1968), University of Minnesota. Photogrammetric Cartographer, U.S. Geological Survey (1959-1962). Library Assistant (1965-1966), Junior Librarian (1966-1967), Librarian (1967-1982), Instructor (1969-1982), Assistant Professor (1982- 1987), Associate Professor and Education Bibliographer (1987-1997), University of Minnesota Libraries.

Donald Osier was born in 1933 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received a B.A. in geography (1959) and an M.A. in library science (1968) from the University of Minnesota. After service in the military during the Korean War and work as a cartographer with the U.S. Geological Survey, Professor Osier began his career in 1965 at the University of Minnesota Libraries as a library assistant in the map library. He was promoted to junior librarian, librarian, with tenure granted in 1971, assistant professor, and associate professor. In addition to the map library, Professor Osier served in and provided leadership for the acquisitions division and the education and psychology library. He retired from University Libraries in 1997.

Professor Osier was an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Library Association, Minnesota Library Association, and the American Association of University Professors. In 1975, he received the Minnesota Library Association’s Certificate of Merit for “outstanding service in organizing and operating the MINITEX Serials Exchange Program.”


1 box (1.0 cubic foot)


Collection contains the papers of Don Osier, librarian at the University of Minnesota.

Don Osier Papers, 1947-1992
Karen Spilman
April 2005
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

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