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Library research guide for "RPW2610W A Hands-On History of the American Research University."

Library Sessions

All library sessions will be held at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Special Collections reading room in Room 203 on the second floor of the Central Library Building.

September 3: Rise of the University
Special Collections Orientation

September 15: The Gilded Age
Into to the Gilded Age (1870-1900)

September 29: The Great Depression
Intro to the Great Depression

October 8: World War II & Cold War
Intro to World War II and the Cold War

October 20: Civil Rights Era, Part I
Intro to African-American Civil Rights collections

October 29: Civil Rights Era, Part II
Intro to Womens and LGBTQI+ collections

November 17: The Contemporary Era
Wrap Up


Digital Files

Students enrolled in the course may access digital files for the class on


Special Collections reading roomWelcome to Special Collections!  We have a variety of books and collections which will prove useful to you as you prepare for final projects this semester.

Special Collections librarians are also available for one-on-one consults so check our the Your Librarians tab to request an appointment.

During the Fall 2020 semester, Special Collections will be open by appointment only 9 am - 4 pm, Monday-Friday.  Before visiting us, please complete our online Registration form to register as a researcher.  Review our Covid-19 page to see how the pandemic has impacted our research guidelines.

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