Class Project Breathes Life into Historical Documents

In her own academic career, English professor and PhD candidate Allison Harris has spent a significant amount of time in archives, using records dating back to the historical periods she’s studying to support research and to breathe life into her writing. Taking her African-American Literature students to the archives for a project focused on the era of slavery, however, was an idea actually inspired in a cemetery, … Continue reading Class Project Breathes Life into Historical Documents

April 15, 2013 Event: Eureka! How Using Special Collections Can Enhance Your Writing, Publishing, and Research Skills

Please join us at 6PM, 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Richter Library, for an engaging round table featuring UM faculty and students, who will share their experiences using the rare, unique and fascinating materials held in the Special Collections Department in Richter Library. Find out about their discovery  process, their new-found enthusiasm for primary source materials for their research, and how using special collections … Continue reading April 15, 2013 Event: Eureka! How Using Special Collections Can Enhance Your Writing, Publishing, and Research Skills

Teaching with Special Collections

Richter Libraries’ Special Collections’ materials ignite curiosities and promote deeper levels of understanding of the historical record. Our librarians are eager to welcome your students as they begin to understand the research potential of these unique rare books, manuscripts, letters, ephemera, fugitive literature, and much more. So, why teach with special collections materials? Our collections: remove editorial mediators because they are the primary evidence, inspire new … Continue reading Teaching with Special Collections