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CENSHARE records

Identifier: ua-01147

Scope and Content

This collection contains newsletters, administrative files, conference correspondence and proceedings, research notes and reports, publications by the center, and videos about live-in animals.


  • 1951-2005

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.

Historical Note

The Center to Study Human-Animal Relationships and Environments CENSHARE is a multidisciplinary center of the School of Public Health and College of Veterinary Medicine that focuses on the study of human-animal bonds. The main focus of this center is the impact of human-animal relationships on health, quality of life, and economics. CENSHARE was created in the 1980s to provide grant opportunities for research on human-animal relationships and their environments, to lead the way for serious academic study on companion animals, and to disseminate scientific data which could help enhance quality of life for humans and animals through programs and activities.


6.25 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)


Collection contains the records of the Center to Study Human-Animal Relationships and Environments CENSHARE, including newsletters, administrative files, conference proceedings, research, publications, and videos


The material was kept in original order when processed. Folders are generally stored with folders of like subjects. Original folder titles, when present, were retained.

Source of acquisition

This collection was originally deposited in University Archives in 2007 by Dr. Robert K RK Anderson, the longtime director of CENSHARE.

Related Materials in University Archives

College of Veterinary Medicine records

School of Public Health records

Processing Information

Collection has been processed.

CENSHARE Records, 1951-2005
Jenny Filipi
March 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

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