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Minnesota Digital Library's Primary Source Sets


Power House, Pioneer Mine, Ely, Minnesota

In the coming weeks the Minnesota Digital Library will be launching a new resource for Minnesota Reflections users. The Minnesota Digital Library's Primary Source Sets will serve as an online resource for teachers and students. Each Primary Source Set will focus on a historic topic and will showcase resources found in Minnesota Reflections that relate to that subject. Topics include: Duluth's Morgan Park Neighborhood, American Indian Boarding Schools in Minnesota, Iron Mining in Minnesota, Minnesota's Fort Snelling, and much more. MDL's Primary Source Sets will help students develop critical thinking skills and assist teachers in introducing primary materials into their classrooms. Our plan is to model our work on what the Digital Public Library of America has already done in this area. Watch Minitex News for updates in the coming weeks as we move from development to implementation.  

View the Digital Public Library of America's Primary Source Sets 


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Greta Bahnemann

Greta is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library where she is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary project, Minnesota Reflections, a digital collection of more than 274,000 images, maps and documents.

Before starting at the Minnesota Digital Library in June 2010, Greta worked as a complex original cataloger at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Greta holds a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota, Morris; a M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture; and a M.L.I.S. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.