Instruction and Tours

Special Collections and Archives welcomes students and faculty from all academic disciplines to learn how our archival materials can be incorporated into their teaching, learning and research.

Class instruction can range from a general introduction to the use of archival materials and primary sources to customized courses that meet the special needs of any undergraduate or graduate class.

Options for instruction

Introduction to the Special Collections and Archives

  • A brief tour of the Archives discussing the collections, uses, activities, and procedures.

Introduction to Archival Research

  • An introduction to the use of the archival collections including how to find collections, how to use a collection guide, reading room and duplication services, and problems often faced by the new user.

 Our Holdings in Your Subject Area

  • A summary of what the Archives holds in your subject area as preparation for subject-based research.

How to Find Primary Sources Online and in the Library

  • An overview of digital collections online    including demonstrations of how to use them effectively along with the physical collections.

Concept-Driven Classes

  • Contextualize a time period, event, or topic using original materials that show a variety of historical, cultural, and social viewpoints.

Contact us to schedule a tour or instruction session.