Monthly Archives: February 2015

Picturing the Past

By Brad Miller, graduate assistant All photographs have an interesting ability to transport us into the past. After all, once someone snaps a selfie or attempts to sit still for the 20+ second exposure of a daguerreotype, that moment has … Continue reading

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Teaching with Primary Sources

Written by Evan Spencer, Graduate Assistant In the past, archival documents were largely inaccessible to the general public. Records were seen as scientific “evidence” of an important event, person, or place. In order to understand this evidence, a person had … Continue reading

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In Her Own Words

Written by Casey Gymrek, Graduate Assistant  A growing trend in the world of archives is the preservation of oral histories. These interviews allow history to be told through the people who lived it, which provides a more encompassing and personal view … Continue reading

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