Special Collections believes that all of the the primary sources and other historical materials should be available to everyone and should serve to create greater understanding of historical issues and the human experience. Special Collections welcomes the opportunity to work with students at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Arkansas, K-12 students, and groups from the general public, and we endeavor to provide learning opportunities however possible, including synchronous and asynchronous virtual session, and in-person class meetings when possible. Instruction sessions with Special Collections include hands on work with archival objects and historical records, research with selected resources related to course topics or areas of interest, and guided learning on how to understand and utilize primary sources. Librarians and archivists in Special Collections provide support to instructors and classes from across the University to access and incorporate a variety of different materials, including university archives, corporate and organizational records, family and personal papers, rare books and literary manuscripts, and an expansive of published material about Arkansas.
Interested in learning more? Have an idea for a possible instruction session you’d like to partner with us on? Want to schedule an instruction session? Please complete the form below, which will ask you some basic information about your class so that we can ensure your Special Collections session meets the overall goals of the course. We require at least 1 week of advance notice to schedule instruction sessions.