Instructional Services Offered by University Archives

The IU Libraries University Archives is committed to supporting the research and teaching mission of Indiana University. We are available to consult with members of the faculty on the pedagogical value and use of primary sources in the classroom, the development of assignments, and conduct instruction sessions utilizing primary sources such as diaries, photographs, correspondence, student publications, administrative records, and ephemera. Our collections present endless opportunities for student discovery and original research.

All instruction sessions at the University Archives emphasize active learning for archival and primary source literacy.

Our suite of services include (but are not limited to):

  • Consultations: These might include individual course planning sessions with faculty, or research consultations with students
  • Research Guides: Course or subject-specific
  • Digitization: On-demand services for large class assignments (advance notice required)
  • Instruction sessions at the University Archives: Sessions can range from a single class visit introducing students to the collections and how they can be utilized for research; subject-specific sessions, which offer an in-depth look at collections relating to the course; to multiple, subject-specific visits over the course of a semester with a scaffolded set of learning objectives often building to a large end of semester assignment. All sessions incorporate active hands-on learning components utilizing University Archives collections to foster student engagement and discovery.

To brainstorm about relevant University Archives holdings for your course, and/or to schedule instruction session(s) please contact Outreach and Public Services Archivist, Carrie Schwier. In your email, please include your course syllabus (a draft is fine) and two to three times you are available to meet with an archivist.

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