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Course & Subject Guides

Class Visits to Archives & Special Collections

This guide will provide information to Instructors about what is possible in teaching with Archives & Special Collections and scheduling class visits to the department.

Welcome to the Archives & Special Collections Department!

Archives & Special Collections invites instructors to integrate rare printed resources and archival materials in their coursework through in-person or virtual class visitations, tours, and programs to enhance teaching and learning. We welcome opportunities to support your classroom learning by offering the following:

  • Schedule an in-person or virtual class visit

  • Incorporate rare books and manuscripts into your curricula

  • Provide assistance in showing students how to locate, interpret, and use primary source materials in all formats

  • Assist in creating class exercises to analyze and discern meaning from rare materials

  • Show examples of specific types of binding, printing, formats, illustration techniques, etc.

  • Identify and locate resources to support your lecture or class session

  • Suggest collections appropriate for student research

  • Photocopy or digitize documents to be used as exemplars

  • Create a LibGuide to incorporate resources specific to your course