Special Collections and University Archives: Instruction and spring workshops

It's not too late to schedule a class visit to the archives. Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) welcomes visits from ISU students, faculty and staff and offers help with research needs that utilize the rare and unique materials held by SCUA. Archivists provide instruction on primary source research and can work with instructors to develop class projects that incorporate SCUA resources into their assignments and projects.

Two Library Workshops offered by SCUA archivists are scheduled this semester Register at Learn@ISU.

Friday, March 30, 3-4:30 p.m. Hands on History: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom
Curious about using primary sources in the classroom? This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how primary source analysis and research can be incorporated into the classroom, whether you want to use historical documents available online or materials from Special Collections & University Archives at Iowa State University. Not just for history instructors, primary source literacy benefits students in all subject areas.

Thursday, April 5 3-4:30 Beyond the Text: Rare Books as Artifacts

Trace the transition from manuscript to print culture evidenced in early books and manuscript leaves from the library's rare books collection. Participants will learn to identify unique features of hand-press era books and have the opportunity to explore a book from the collection to discover its history.

More information about SCUA can be found on our website.

For additional information about Special Collections and University Archives, contact archives@iastate.edu or 515 294-6672.