The UMD Archives is currently closed, but we can answer questions by email and phone, and provide a limited number of scans of requested research materials. Please let us know if you are a current UMD student, staff, or faculty member who needs archival materials for a class or work related project as we will prioritize those requests.
During June 2021, the UMD Archives will be unable to respond to most research requests because the staff will be focusing on a collections maintenance project. We are sorry for the inconvenience to researchers and look forward to working with you again soon.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com or 218-726-8526.
Please contribute to the Northeastern Minnesota COVID-19 Community Archive Project.
The Kathryn A. Martin Library's Archives and Special Collections department collects, organizes, and preserves the historical record of the University of Minnesota Duluth and the history of the surrounding region of Northern Minnesota. Our priorities in adding to the Archives and Special Collections are undergraduate curricular support and the preservation of the history of the University of Minnesota Duluth and Northeastern Minnesota.
Review this guide, including the links on the left, for an overview of the types of materials we collect. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526 to discuss a potential donation.
With rare exceptions, we do not collect the following:
The Archives does not purchase materials.
In certain circumstances, it may be possible for a donor to take a tax deduction for the donation of a collection to a repository. Speak with your tax accountant or attorney about this possibility. Archivists cannot give tax advice nor are they permitted to appraise the monetary value of a collection that is under consideration for donation to their repository. It is up to you, as the donor, to arrange and pay for any such appraisal (from the Society of American Archivists brochure Donating Your Personal or Family Records to a Repository.)