Alessandro Giammei class

Teaching With Collections

Primary sources prove critical to learning across disciplines.

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'The Stressed Years of Their Lives'

Author: This is “the book I wish I’d had when my children were going to college."


Primary Sources: Archaeological Fieldwork and Methods

Gaining an authentic understanding of material culture.


Primary Sources: The History of the Book with Digital Methods

Students experienced the materiality of books and learned digital skills.


Primary Sources: Modern U.S. Public History

Students develop exhibition plans based on archival holdings.


Primary Sources: Textiles in Context

Firsthand study of objects offers deeper connections for students.


Primary Sources: Japanese History and Culture

Students get an up-close view of rare books, art, and artifacts.

Primary Sources: Museum Studies Praxis Seminar

Students gain hands-on experience and collaborate across sites.


Primary Sources: Rome as Palimpsests

Students investigate, present on artifacts of Rome.

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In Her Own Words: Toni Morrison on Writing, Editing, and Teaching

In 1979, the famed author gave a public reading and met with classes and student groups.