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Presentation Date

Spring 2022


Learning objectives:

  • Participants will learn what primary sources are in a university archives and special collections
  • Participants will examine and learn details from historic Rowan University artifacts such as: maps; incunabula and rare books; one-of-a-kind manuscripts detailing southern New Jersey history; and other incredible treasures from the region, the nation, and the world held in the collections
  • Participants will understand that archives contain materials that are not only useful for work in humanities and social sciences but archives hold documents and objects of interest to those in STEM studies as well as other fields


This virtual workshop will clear up common misconceptions about archives (they're dusty! they're only for historians!) while examining and highlighting the truly exceptional and remarkable documents, manuscripts, objects, and other ephemera that can be found in Rowan University Archives and Special Collections (UASC). Virtual attendees will see digitized images of the treasures in UASC. All attendees will have an improved sense of UASC holdings and what is necessary to do research within them. There will also be time for comments Q&A.

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