Van Cleve Featured in PBS Interview

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Stewart Van Cleve, Digital Archivist and Research Services Librarian, is the subject of a PBS interview ( by local station TPT because of his role in their forthcoming documentary, “Out North: MNLGBTQ History” (, which premieres October 16. The interview highlights Van Cleve’s extensive research on the history of Minnesota’s LGBTQ community, culminating in publication of his book “Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota”, and his Twin Cities walking tours of historical LGBTQ sites.

The newest member of the Lindell Library team, Van Cleve started at Augsburg on July 10. He is responsible for developing and maintaining the Library’s digital archival collections and for managing its newly expanded Digitization Lab. Van Cleve also provides general reference and instructional services and is the Library’s designated liaison to the following academic departments: History, Leadership/MAL, Sociology, and Urban Studies. He holds degrees in Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota and Portland State University and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from St. Kate’s.

“Land of 10,000 Loves”, described in the interview as “a gorgeous illustrated portrait of Minnesota’s queer history”, can be read online ( at no charge through Lindell Library’s ebook collection or purchased from Amazon ( or other booksellers.

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