Dec 01, 2021
HIST 2780 - Internship: History Credits: 2-3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This internship provides a hands-on experience with a historical society under the direction of the curator/archivist. Students have the opportunity to work on a specific project such as organizing a set of family papers or city records or working with a set of artifacts. Students will provide their own transportation to the site. Students must meet with the archivist prior to beginning an internship. This internship may be repeated once for credit.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum 3 credits of college-level history, completion of ENGL 1021 with a grade of C or higher and consent of instructor.
- Function and scope of the historical society and its collections and exhibits
- Introduction to basics of archival management
- Techniques for organizing documents or artifacts, or creating Finding Guides
- Links between collections and local history and community
At the end of this course students will be able to: At the end of this course, students will be able to …
- organize documents or artifacts as required by the historical society.
- research necessary background material about the archives or artifacts.
- analyze connections between the specific internship project and a broader historical context.
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