Instruction and Tours

Faculty members, are you looking for a new way to engage students with primary sources? Schedule an instruction session with Special Collections & University Archives! We offer hands-on learning with unique and rare materials like oral history interviews, rare books, the University’s own historical records, government publications, maps, personal papers, letters, and photographs.

In a single session, students can explore these resources and make connections with their course outcomes or readings. Our holdings are on a wide array of topics that can complement virtually any course. We can help students find and use original materials to complete your assignment successfully, or we can collaborate with you to design one!

We look forward to seeing you and your students on the 10th floor of Atkins -- no white gloves required!  For more information or to schedule a session, contact Instruction Archivist Randi Beem (

.To request an instruction session, you are welcome use the Instruction Session Request Form.