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Norene Ann Bagnall Roberts papers

Identifier: ua01010

Scope and Content

This collection contains American Studies Association Convention (1979); correspondence, program and short history of Twin Cities development and points of interest (written by Norene Roberts); information on the American Studies Association Job Seeking Workshop; American Studies course materials including syllabi, course notes and papers; correspondence from Mary Turpie about the American Studies program and biographical information; Norene Roberts correspondence and dissertation notes for her Ph.D. thesis entitled An early political and administrative history of the University of Minnesota, 1851-1884. A University of Minnesota survey includes a summary and timeline of Minneapolis campus buildings and a thumbnail sketch of University campuses for the State Historic Preservation Study of University buildings. Minnesota Architecture-History Inventory forms for each building have been placed in the building files located in University Archives.


  • Creation: 1962-1994


Language of Materials

Collection materials 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 Norene Roberts (b 1945)

Norene Ann Bagnall Roberts, B.A. (1968) University of Massachusetts, M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1978) University of Minnesota. Ph.D. thesis topic was on the early history of the University of Minnesota.

Norene Roberts was born on June 21, 1945 in Northampton, Massachusetts. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts in 1968. In 1972 she received her M.A. and in 1978 her Ph.D. both in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation was entitled The Early Political and Administrative History of the University of Minnesota, 1851-1884. She taught courses in the English Department, the American Studies program and in Continuing Education for Women at the University of Minnesota from 1968-1977. Some of her courses included Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Composition; Religion in the United States; National Identity; and International Roles of Women in Literature.


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This collection contains the papers of Norene Roberts, an alumnus and teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

Source of acquisition for the Norene Roberts collection is unknown.

Related Materials in University Archives

Roberts, Norene Davis, An early political and administrative history of the University of Minnesota, Ph.D. thesis, 1978.

Norene Ann Bagnall Roberts papers, 1962-1994
Karen Klinkenberg; updated by Amy Flessert
Amy Flessert
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