The Special Collections Research Center welcomes class visits. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff supports the teaching mission of the university by working with faculty to integrate use of our rare books, archives, and manuscripts into coursework, whether through a single class visit or an extended project based upon our rich resources. We also provide instruction on conducting effective research utilizing primary sources.
We can host classes in our Labor History Research Center or the Kiev Rare Book Reading Room, and we also frequently utilize the library's electronic classrooms for larger classes and for hands-on practice conducting archival research. The SCRC also welcomes classes from other universities and from middle and high school classes as staff time and classroom availability permits. The SCRC also welcomes visits from groups wishing to view our facility or particular collections of interest. To schedule a class session or tour, please contact us and include information about your class including class title and size, syllabus if available, preferred date and time, and what you hope for your group to learn from the visit. You may also contact Leah Richardson, Public Services and Instruction Librarian, directly with any questions about classes or tours.