Outlook

Quickly looking back in time

Monday, April 3, 2006

A collection of more than 6,000 photographs, postcards and stereographs of Minnesota, all taken before 1909, opened at the beginning of the school year for viewing at http://reflections.mndigital.org. Since then, thousands upon thousands of people have enjoyed the 800-plus St. Cloud-area photos that were gathered by SCSU.

The Minnesota Reflections Web site allows for basic or advanced searches on the collection or one can browse the images by topics like “students” or “construction,” by contributing institution, or by region of the state.

SCSU is among more than 55 organizations from across the state that contributed photographs. University staff worked with Minnesota Digital Library Coalition colleagues from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, the University of Minnesota, Minnesota State University Mankato, the Minnesota Historical Society, the St. Paul Public Library, Winona State University, the MINITEX Library Information Network and Moorhead Public Schools to create the collection.

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