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Minnesota Humanities Center Task Force

Active dates:1990-1991
Governor Rudy Perpich

The Task Force was created to develop plans for a Humanities Center designed to improve humanities education in Minnesota.


The Minnesota Humanities Center Task Force was appointed in February of 1990 to assist the Minnesota Humanities Commission in planning for a Minnesota Humanities Center. Over ten months, Task Force Members heard extensive testimony on needs which could be addressed by the Center. While there was great diversity among the individuals presenting testimony, all of the testimony pointed to two basic needs: 1) recognition and renewal for Minnesota teachers and 2) increased support for and encouragement of lifelong learning.

Members of the Task Force unanimously recommend the creation of a Minnesota Humanities Center comprised of two separate institutes: the Minnesota Institute for the Advancement of Teaching and the Minnesota Institute for Lifelong Learning.


Members: Roger Buffalohead; Leslie Caye; Jean Chesley; Bill Dean; Roland Dille; Don Drake; David Ebnet; Paul Goodnature; Paul Grochow; Meredith Hart; Linda Hunter; Maria Kautto; Christine M. Matuzek; Waiva Menefee; Juanita Morgan; Burton M. Nygren; Tom Schmid; Donald Q. Smith; John Taylor; John S. Wright.

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News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1990-1991.
Record last updated: 01/23/2023

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