The West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center(WCHRC) and the University of Minnesota, Morris Archives are housed together on the fourth floor of the Rodney A. Briggs Library and provide a host of research opportunities for students. The WCHRC contains material from west central Minnesota while the UMM Archives serves as the institutional memory of the campus. The WCHRC facilities are open to the university community and members of the general public interested in local and regional history.
History Alumni Profiles
In 2009, Jill Doerfler became the first Morris graduate to be invited back to give the prestigious O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture in history. Her talk, entitled, "'You can go dig him out of his grave': Anishinaabe Resistance to Racialization in the 1910s," derived from her research into the question of tribal identity revealed in her investigation of fraudulent land sales on the White Earth Reservation in the early 20th century.