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In 1982, the University of Minnesota acquired the personal library of the noted Habsburg historian Robert A. Kann. Consisting of roughly 5,000 monographs, the collection is noted for its breadth, depth, and integrity as the product of a single collector. It now forms an integral part of the Special Collections and Rare Books Division at the University of Minnesota's Elmer L. Andersen Library Archives Center, serving as a valuable resource for scholars in Austrian history. The inaugural Kann Memorial Lecture in 1984 dedicated the collection.