Getting Undergrads into Archives: Educational Outreach Efforts of University Archives, Manuscript Departments, and Special Collections
With undergraduate students composing an increasing portion of their users, primary source material repositories at universities have the opportunity to become a more relevant part of student education, as well as increase their profile on campus. Yet, few formal studies have explored the strategies in use by university archives, manuscript departments, and special collections to reach and instruct undergraduate students. The study finds that educational outreach to undergraduate students is fairly successful but largely non-regularized. Formalizing strategies, where resources make it feasible, will help increase the relevance of primary source material collections on their campuses.
Advisor:Helen R. Tibbo
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:archival materials evaluation archives public relations research study and teaching surveys
Date of Publication:07/14/2005