Archives and Special Collections encourages class visits in the reading room. Classes do not have to be from The University of Akron. Archives and Special Collections accommodates classes from local high schools as well as neighboring colleges and universities. Instructors are not required to be present, but it is preferred.
Instructors can arrange to use selections from the collection to illustrate their own lectures or, alternatively, talks can be prepared by Archives and Special Collections faculty or staff based on their subject knowledge. Archives and Special Collections faculty regularly provide instruction to classes. These talks are illustrated with selections from our holdings on subjects ranging from university and regional history to the history of the book and print culture. If preferable, the instructor and Archives and Special Collections faculty or staff can collaborate.
General bibliographic instruction and/or an introduction to archives and special collections can also be arranged. Specific talks regarding archival work can also be arranged for classes in public history and archival science.
To arrange a class visit, please contact Vic Fleischer, University Archivist and Head of Archives and Special Collections.