Education in the Archives / Archives in the Classroom
The staff of the archives welcomes opportunities to work with students individually and as part of a larger classroom instruction. Faculty, you can schedule a visit to the archives or the staff can bring the archives to your classroom. We offer a selection of archival lab experiences for students to work with collections directly. We can also offer help customizing archives-related assignments unique to most academic disciplines. Because of our large, open reading room, we can accommodate group projects as well.
We specialize in providing individual assistance to students or independent researchers on how to plan or conduct original research and we offer hands-on instruction in working with primary documents. This instruction helps student to learn how to "read" original resources, how to understand basic preservation and conservation, and how to access digital content and make the most of it.
We also conduct historic tours of Piper Hall, with special emphasis on interpreting class, gender, and race in historic spaces. Prior class visits included undergraduate and graduate students from Theology, Women's Studies & Gender Studies, Sociology, Education, and History.
Each instruction visit or tour is specifically designed for the needs of each class. To set up a visit, please contact the director, Beth Myers, at(773) 508-8837 or WLArchives@luc.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org.