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Teaching with Special Collections

Special Collections Librarians are available to provide online instruction and assist in designing assignments using our digital collections and digitized items. For assistance, please email Curator Teresa Gray to determine how we can help.


Our collections cover a wide range of disciplines and subjects and can be used to support course lectures and student research. Whether a one-time visit or a semester-long project, an archivist or curator will design a tailored experience that meets your learning goals while also allowing your students to interact with rare and archival materials.

What to expect

  • An introduction to Special Collections and its procedures
  • Experience with primary resources and/or rare materials
  • Expert knowledge from a Special Collections archivist or curator
  • A custom research guide of primary and secondary sources


Please note that the earlier you schedule your class, the better. We would prefer at least two weeks’ notice. We limit the number of unique items for classroom use to no more than 15 per session.

If you are interested in bringing your class to Special Collections, fill out our request form or contact Teresa Gray directly.