Class Instruction

Whether you are interested in introducing students to primary source literacy, archival research skills, or resources available in the University Archives and Special Collections, our archivists can work with you to develop an instruction session or assignment to meet your learning objectives.

Given our limited time and resources, please contact Archives staff to begin planning any instruction or assignment prior to the beginning of the semester.

Our menu of services is as follows:

Option 1: Synchronous instruction session with an archivist or curator covering primary source literacy and KSU Archives/Bentley Rare Book Museum collecting areas, with exact content and length tailored to your course subject and level. Tour of Archives facility or current exhibition optional.

Option 2: Asynchronous instruction utilizing a digital module. Existing modules and suggested assignments are available on our Using the Archives page under Instructional Tools. New modules tailored to specific course content can be requested at least one month in advance of the date needed. 

Option 3: Plan an assignment with an archivist or curator in which your students utilize materials from the KSU Archives or Bentley Rare Book Museum. Collaboration with an archivist or curator in the planning phase is required for any assignment requiring student appointments to ensure that the Archives is able to meet your needs. 

To plan an instruction session or assignment with one of our archivists, please submit a class request through the ServiceNow Portal and an archivist will contact you shortly.