Our largest special subject collection is known as the "Voyageur Collection," which consists of books, periodicals, pamphlets, manuscripts, and maps related to the history of this region, including Canada and the Arctic. These historic topics include early explorations, contact with native Americans, the search for the Northwest Passage, the fur trade, and the social-economic-political development of the area.
Generally, if the imprint date is after 1900, the item may be checked out by requesting it at the Circulation Desk. In most cases items published prior to 1900 must be read in the Special Collections reading room, Library Annex 202. You may request these items there (Monday-Friday) or from Patricia Maus, (firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.)