Archives & Special Collections

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Archives & Special Collections

Five houses up an Avenue on upper hillside in Duluth, Minnesota, around 1895. More of the hillside is visible in the background

Archives and Special Collections collects, maintains, and provides access to materials that document the history of University of Minnesota Duluth, Northeastern Minnesota and selected subject matter.

Research Guides

UMD History  Local History

Special Collections  Using Our Collections

Visiting the Archives

We welcome researchers who wish to visit the archives. Appointments are generally available Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. We are closed on weekends. Because availability of archives staff varies, it is best to make an appointment. If you let us know what you are looking for ahead of time, we can have your materials waiting for you in the research room. To make an appointment, please contact us at or (218) 726-8526.


Archives & Special Collections
Kathryn A. Martin Library
Library Annex 202 (see map)

Contact Us


The hours that the archivist is available to assist researchers vary.
Please make an appointment by email or phone (218) 726-8526.

Appointments are generally available during the hours listed below:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday Sunday