We offer a variety of services to connect members of the RU community and beyond to our holdings and expertise.
The Archives and Special Collections department are available for community outreach programs, including tours, exhibits, presentations, workshops and classroom visits. Outreach programming is available in library buildings, across campus units and in various community locations.
Research Consultations and Classes
Students, faculty, staff, scholars and community researchers are invited to contact the archivist or library specialist for personalized guidance on assignments, research or creative projects.
We offer appointments for in-depth consultations to support the needs of researchers. Students, faculty, staff, scholars and community researchers are invited to contact an archivist or library specialist for personalized guidance on assignments, research or creative projects.
We are available to teach a diverse range of classes and offer presentations that help faculty incorporate the use of archival, manuscript and special collections in research assignments and course work. Classes range from basic “how-to” sessions on using primary and secondary sources, to subject classes tailored to meet specific course objectives. Most classes offer students an exciting hands-on opportunity to examine rare and unique materials.
Faculty are asked to schedule basic instruction sessions at least one week in advance. If you are designing an assignment or course that makes extensive use of our collections, please contact Special Collections and Archives staff as soon as possible during the planning stage.
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