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Save the date: Celebrating Walter Library at 100

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Walter 100 logo featuring a graphic illustration of the Walter Library building with fireworks

Walter Library celebration and open house

Join us Tuesday, October 1, for an open house to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Walter Library. We’ll have refreshments, tours of the building, opportunities to try out our makerspace and virtual reality technology, and time to hear from and interact with our expert librarians and archivists.

The event kicks off with a brief panel discussion about the past, present, and future of the U of M Libraries, which will touch on the history of Walter Library, the preservation of rare and unique items, and the increasing role of  library technology in the lives of today’s students.

Following the conversation, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the building, interact 1-1 with staff, and enjoy refreshments provided at various locations in the library.

About the panel

Libraries staff who will take part in the panel discussion are:

  • Erik Moore, University Archivist
  • Mary Miller, Director of Preservation and Collections Management
  • Jade Cabagnot, Director of Engagement, Outreach, and Community Partnerships
  • Lisa German, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries

Event details

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Walter Library

About Walter Library

Designed by architect Clarence Johnston, construction of a new main library for the University of Minnesota began in 1922 and was completed in 1924 at a cost of about $1.4 million. It opened in fall 1924 and was known as simply “The Library.” It was renamed “Walter Library” in 1959, in honor of Frank Keller Walter, who was University Librarian from 1921 until his retirement in 1943.


October 1
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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University of Minnesota Libraries
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