Plan your Visit

Planning a Visit to the University Archives and Southern Minnesota Historical Center?

Here are a few things to keep in mind: 


The University Archives is open Monday through Friday 8-12 and 1-4.
  • Appointments to University Archives and Southern Minnesota Historical Center are recommended. Schedule an appointment now!
  • Appointments can be made outside of the specified hours at the discretion and availability of the Archivist. 
  • Please email or call the Archives at 507-389-1029 for further information.


The Archives is located on the second floor of the Memorial Library on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus, on the north side of the Marilyn J. Lass Center for Minnesota Studies.

University Archives and Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Memorial Library 2054 
601 Maywood Avenue 
Mankato, MN 56001

Maps and Directions

Parking - there are several parking spots, that you can pay for by hour, near the south entrance to the Library. We recommend trying there first.