Special Collections and Archival Instruction Sessions


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The Woman’s Collection offers a variety of services and resources for TWU faculty interested in introducing their students to archives and primary source research, individual, or collaborative research projects, or supporting undergraduate and graduate courses that utilize materials from our archival holdings.

Faculty are invited to explore topics with Woman’s Collection staff to develop memorable, hand-on experiences, and to consult our holdings to learn about the breadth and depth of our collections.

We emphasize active learning that places the student at the center of our instructional design, providing them with the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning to build transferable skills that directly support their academic success.

Instructional Sessions

The collections are used in diverse ways to support learning and scholarship. Below are some examples, however, we can customize instruction to meet your course objectives.

  • Introduction to archival research; engage students with primary sources through active learning sessions with unique and one-of-a-kind materials
  • Engage with our Artists books, cookbooks, rare books, or children’s book collection for students interested in digital humanities projects
  • Subject-specific curriculum support: students are invited to discover primary sources on class research subjects