The Special Collections Department hosts
a diverse range of classes that make use of our
rare books, archives, and manuscripts.
Special Collections librarians are happy to work with
instructors to integrate primary resource materials into
their curricula and encourages class visits. Instructional
sessions can be tailored to undergraduate or graduate
Scheduling a Class Visit:
us in person or send us your
include the class title and size, as well as preferred
date and time of class meeting.
Please make your reservation at least two weeks in
you would like to have a member of the Special
Collections staff speak to your class, we can arrange
for a variety of presentations, from a ten-minute
introduction to a full class session.
Special Collections librarians often teach class
sessions in a specific subject
area related to our collections. This can include introductory sessions on archival research,
primary resources, history of the book,
history of printing, as well as other topics.
can help you locate materials in Special Collections to
support your teaching or assignment needs. Please contact us
for suggestions for an item, topic or assignment that
could be tailored to your class.
Consulting with Special Collections librarians in advance
will help us prepare for your class visit.
the Class Visit:
librarian will be present to greet your class.
Before entering the room, faculty and students will be
asked to place their bags in a separate room.
Visitors may use pencils only.
and beverages are not allowed.