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The Role of Special Collections Departments in Humanities Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching: A Case Study

From: portal: Libraries and the Academy
Volume 2, Number 3, July 2002
pp. 465-480 | 10.1353/pla.2002.0065


This article analyzes the pedagogical rationale and learning outcomes for incorporating a special collections department in teaching humanities undergraduate and graduate courses. This case study highlights an innovative collaboration between a University of Colorado German professor and the special collections librarian and staff.