Enriching Our Collections

Driven to preserve cultural heritage

Enriching Our Collections and Content Services

Driven to preserve cultural heritage


Artistic Director,
Guthrie Theater

The University of Minnesota Libraries has managed and preserved the Guthrie Theater Archives since 1965. I can’t think of a better steward of these invaluable assets. As part of the Libraries’ Performing Arts Archives, the Guthrie collection is an extraordinary resource for the local and national theater community — and for scholars and historians now and well into the future.”

Driven to enhance Minnesota’s economy

Driven to enhance Minnesota’s economy


Professional Director,
Master’s Program in Supply Chain Management,
Carlson School of Management

We worked with the Libraries to create a new secondary research tool for our students to advance their knowledge and data-gathering capabilities. Our students are serving as consultants on experiential learning projects during their capstone for several Minnesota companies. The tool allows our students to find source materials, create fact-based recommendations, and deliver increased value to these corporations.”
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Your investment develops leaders, spurs innovation, and sustains excellence.

Naming opportunities are available to support students, faculty, experiential learning, and facilities.

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Invest in collections of distinction

$8 million

The University Libraries has collections of incredible breadth and depth. Its special collections cover subjects ranging from the remarkable history of performing and literary arts to our acclaimed children’s literature collections to the unique history of computing. Our rare and special collections, valued at nearly $1 billion, are one of the University’s most prized assets.

New funding will allow us to acquire distinctive collections and better protect and manage existing materials through conservation efforts and digitization, while improving our users’ experience with spaces for community engagement.

Your gift to Collections
and Content Services will:

Support acquisitions of distinctive collections
Grow our electronic materials through digitization
Create endowed curatorial positions
Preserve our existing collections of distinction
Support international collections
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Campaign Priorities

Driven to reduce student debt

Driven to help others succeed

Driven to protect MN’s environment

our collections

Driven to preserve cultural heritage

For more information, please contact Heather Beaton, Director of Development, University Libraries, at 612-624-8207.