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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Page address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/archives/diglib/intro.html

Digital Library


Archives Digitization Projects

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Select materials from the University Archives and Southern Minnesota Historical Center have been digitized in an effort to make these valuable resources more broadly available to researchers, genealogists, Minnesota State University, and the community.

University Archives on Flickr - Information for January 8, 2014, Professional Development Day

The University Archives @ Minnesota State University, Mankato has created a Flickr Group so photos and videos related to the University can be shared. We will be posting some of our historic university photographs and current photos of the Archives and Library Services. Our goal for this group is to share and preserve the history of the University. Please consider sharing your Maverick experience.

University Archives Digital Collections http://mldm.lib.mnsu.edu

  • University Photograph Collection Browse the Collection

    The University Archives has an extensive collection of University photographs and is in the process of digitizing the collection. New material is added regularly.

  • Student Publications Collection Browse the Collection

    The University Student Publications collection consists of materials produced by students at Minnesota State University, Mankato and its predecessor institutions, beginning in 1888.

    • The Reporter: The Reporter, and its predecessors, is a newspaper published by students at Minnesota State University, Mankato from 1926 to the present. It was published during the school year and a few summer sessions. The content of The Reporter provides a unique look at the history of the university and the Mankato area and is of interest to alumni, researchers, current students and staff, genealogists and all Minnesotans. This project involved the digitization of 3009 issues of the Minnesota State University, Mankato newspaper from 1926 to 1975. This project has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information about the project visit the project page.

    • The Student and The Mankatonian: Published by the students at the Mankato State Normal School from 1888-1913, these magazines included: summaries of school activities (sports, clubs, classes, etc.), poetry and articles on a variety of subjects, social events (dances, happenings around town, life in the dorms, etc.) and other topics of interest to the students. It also includes advertisements from many area businesses. 199 issues have been digitized. This project has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information about the project visit the project page.

  • MSU Digital Capstone Collection Browse the Collection

    Beginning in 2009 graduate students at Minnesota State University, Mankato had the option to publish their capstone projects digitally. Access to all capstone projects is available from the library catalog.

  • South Central Minnesota Historical Collection - Coming soon

Minnesota Digital Library http://reflections.mndigital.org/


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The Minnesota Digital Library Coalition was created in an effort to provide online access to the numerous photograph collections housed in various historical centers throughout the State of Minnesota. Daardi Sizemore, Archivist and Special Collections librarian, and Joan Roca, Dean of Library Services, are currently members of the steering committee of the digital library.

Minnesota Reflections now brings you nearly 62,000 images and documents shared by more than 120 cultural heritage organizations across the state. This site offers a variety of resources on Minnesota's history for researchers, educators, students and the public. We add throughout the year so check back often. MSU photographs in the Minnesota Digital Library