Mitchell Hamline School of Law issues this request for proposals from qualified organizations to implement a $60,000 Partnership grant received from the Minnesota Historical Society. As part of the combination of Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law, Hamline and the new entity, Mitchell Hamline, committed to the creation of a history center to preserve the rich legacy of each law school and predecessor schools, and the impact of faculty, staff, and over 20,000 lawyer alumni on the course of Minnesota legal history. The history center will help its constituents, its neighbors, and the wider Minnesota community understand the new institution’s colorful origins, subsequent significant historical events, its impact on its surrounding community, and its contributions to ever-evolving legal education.
This grant was awarded to build upon previous small grants awarded by Minnesota Historical Society, by supporting the development of a history center partnership between Hamline University and Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and to explore other possible partnerships among relevant historical organizations. The project vendor will help the committee define organizational and growth goals, conduct archival research, develop approved conceptual plan recommendations for interpretive programs, plan for a preliminary exhibit, and create fundraising documents to enable the committee to find donors and other funding sources to create the history center.
A more detailed request for proposals may be obtained by contacting Mitchell Hamline Professor Marie A. Failinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-695-7658. Organizations that plan to submit a proposal should notify Prof. Failinger by email by July 15, and proposals will be due by July 31, 2018.