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Archives & Special Collections

The Archives will be closed until further notice.

Here is a list of digitized materials available online from the UMD Archives and Special Collections.

Read about the Northeastern Minnesota COVID-19 Community Archive Project here.

Questions? Contact us at or 218-726-8526.

Steep hillside, Duluth, Minnesota circa 1895.

Houses on a steep avenue with a rocky hillside as a backdrop, Duluth, Minnesota around 1895.

Archives and Special Collections collects, maintains, and provides access to materials that document the history of University of Minnesota Duluth and Northeastern Minnesota. The collections include the Northeastern Minnesota Historical Collections which are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.

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Make an appointment to use the archives by emailing or calling 218-726-8526. Appointments are generally scheduled Monday–Friday between the hours of 8:30–Noon and 1:00–4:30 pm. Please ask if you need an appointment outside of these hours.