An important part of the Gerth Archives' mission is to support undergraduate and graduate teaching. Archivists are available to provide class orientations to introduce and/or encourage students to use primary materials for their class research projects.
Archivists are available to provide an introduction to primary sources and primary source research as a single instruction activity or work with faculty to develop a classroom experience related to particular assignments.
We are also available to provide individual faculty or students with an orientation to the Gerth Archives.
Faculty are also welcome to contact us to place holds on materials for a class assignment. Once on hold, students can use materials in our secure reading room.
Class tours and Gerth Archives Orientation consists of a walk-through of the department, a discussion of primary sources, and an overview of resources with a focus on how documentation can be used to improve papers and discover previously unknown facts. We also provide current exhibit tours.