EDHE 6064 Catalano: Home

About this guide

This guide is designed to help students in EDHE 6064 locate resources in Special Collections and University Archives relating to the history of higher education generally, as well as about specific topics. There are also links to collections and resources available online and from other cultural heritage institutions. The guide is broken up into several sections.

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Our collections contain historical content presented without alteration. This content may make some people uncomfortable. Please take care of yourself and let your instructor know if you need time to process or other support to navigate specific content. Since no one person knows the full extent of everything in our collections, it is impossible to note all potential triggers that may be encountered.

Materials by Format

This section includes information about using tools (catalogs, finding aids, databases, etc) to locate primary and secondary sources by format. This includes books, manuscripts, oral histories, photographs and other photographic formats, digital collections, and art and artifacts.

Materials by Topic

This section contains lists of resources (primarily in Special Collections and University Archives) relating to broad topics within the history of higher education.

Additional Guides & Search Tools

This section contains resources for developing search strategies and for locating primary and secondary sources at other cultural heritage institutions.

Main Library Help

This section provides information about how to access general University Libraries services outside of Special Collections and University Archives.

Barracks Number 1 seen from the East, circa 1888-1889.

Barracks No. 1, the first dormitory on campus (now Lane Hall). Harry Downing Temple, Jr. Papers (Ms1988-039)

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This guide was adapted with permission from a course LibGuide originally created by Kira Dietz.