Teaching with Primary Sources – Readings

Some interesting articles & sites on teaching with primary sources and the value of archival experiences for students.

Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy (Developed by the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy, approved 2018).

TeachArchives.org – site developed by Brooklyn Historical Society and area partners, 2014

Skills for Primary Source Research – Peter Carini, Dartmouth, 2012

Anne Bahde, Heather Smedberg, and Mattie Taormina’s Using Primary Sources: Hands-on Instructional Exercises (Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2014).

Eleanor Mitchell, Peggy Seiden, and Suzy Taraba’s Past or Portal? Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2012).

Kelli Hansen’s “Collaborating with Your Special Collections Librarian” on the Pedagogy & American Literary Studies blog (October 10, 2016).

Tala Khanmalek’s “Teaching Students How to Use Archival Sources” on Ideas on Fire blog (February 19, 2019).

University of London’s Teaching and Object-Based Learning

“Creating Narratives: The Value of Archival Research for Literary Studies” – Amy Brady, 2012

“Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research” – Society of American Archivists, 2011

Extensive Bibliography on the TPS Collective site

Online Resources for Teaching the History of the Book, compiled by one of Colby’s English professors, Megan Cook!