Teaching and Learning

Special Collections and Museums staff members are here to support your teaching.

While access to our reading room and galleries is limited, we continue to support courses across a range of disciplines. Staff are available to collaborate on a variety of learning experiences that utilize our collections to help advance your teaching goals. Contact us to begin a conversation about working together.

For general teaching-related inquiries, please contact:

If a particular staff member has taught your class before, you may also contact that person directly to arrange a teaching session.

Virtual class visits:

Contact us about virtual teaching sessions built around items from our collections. We also offer instruction in primary source literacy and object-based learning to assist students doing research using artwork, manuscripts or books. Staff members can visit classes virtually to work with students on these topics.

Digital resources:

Special Collections and Museums has a number of digital resources including digital books, photographs, ephemera and manuscript material that can be used for research or in support of course instruction. Our online research guides can help you find the best resources for your class or research project.   

Customized Materials:

Our staff provide support that is tailored to your specific class, including videos, activities and assignments, course resource guides and more.

Exhibition-Related Support:

Contact us to learn how our exhibitions can enhance your teaching goals. Our staff can join your online classroom to discuss an exhibition or lead a virtual tour, and we can collaborate with you on assignments and activities that build upon our exhibitions.

Resources:

Online exhibitions
Artstor
Finding Aids
Digital Collections