Archivists at the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections are available to consult on the creation of assignments, readings, tutorials and class projects that draw on our unique holdings.
- Class visit
Our classroom can only accommodate a maximum of 25 students at a time. Classes larger than this can be split over several sessions. Alternatively, an archivist can visit your class and provide an introductory lecture on archival research. Class sessions can range from a ‘show and tell’ format featuring documents related to course content to more focused tutorials covering advanced research methodology.
- Integrated assignment
With sufficient notice, archivists can collaborate with course instructors to customize an orientation session that will address specific graded assignments. Archivists will be able to review potential assignments and identify potential challenges and/or suggest sources available in our collections.
- Experiential learning
With sufficient notice, archivists can collaborate with course instructors to develop a more involved, collaborative and scaled project engaging a small group of students in a research project focused on specific archival fonds held at York University.
Please contact the archives for more details.
- Curriculum Development & Research Skills
- Faculty & Instructor Support
- Link to ARL reports
- Sample assignments and case studies:
- Archives Remixed: Student Project Case Studies. Archive Journal. Volume 1: Issue 2 (March 2012).
- Other local archives that provide educational outreach opportunities, tours and orientation sessions: