The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Max M. Kampelman, Diplomat
Access has just recently become available to some great audio-visual materials within manuscript collections. We will be highlighting these collections for our Item of the Day this week; please take a look at the finding aids to learn more and see the AV materials for yourself!
This time it's Max Kampelman, a conscientious objector during WWII who participated in a research experiment on human starvation at the University of Minnesota and later became a highly respected diplomat who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations.