Engagement and outreach services

Using the Libraries during COVID-19

Though our buildings are currently closed, we are open online and here to help you with teaching, learning, and research.

Library staff provide expertise and content to create opportunities or enhance conversations about the history of health, medicine, and biological sciences.

In collaboration with University of Minnesota and community groups and individuals, we offer:

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Examples of research collaboration

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Curator sparks re-discovery of 18th century spirits

The research of the Libraries’ Emily Beck — garnered from historical materials at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine — servee as the foundation for an interactive publication and two unique events at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Tattersall Distilling.
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A chocolate bar with historical roots

It's not every day that you get a chocolate bar made in your honor, but today is a lucky day. Introducing 1772, a new chocolate bar made by Nova Chocolate from an old recipe found in a manuscript at the Wangensteen Historical Library.
Lois Hendrickson and Emily Beck

Wangensteen at Café Scientifique

The history and health benefits of fermentation and distillation were the topic of a happy hour lecture at Bryant Lake Bowl, led by the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine’s Lois Hendrickson and Emily Beck.
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Fermentation Open House

The Wangensteen Historical Library was filled with rare books, good food, and great conversation when they opened their doors for a Fermentation Open House with co-host GYST Fermentation Bar, held in conjunction with Wangensteen’s exhibit, Bodies and Spirits: Health and the History of Fermentation and Distillation.

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