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Services for Faculty

Resources available to Willamette faculty.

A core purpose of the University Archives and Special Collections is to encourage and promote the use of its materials for archival research in all academic areas.

The staff of Archives and Special Collections actively supports the integration of primary source materials into the classroom experience. Undergraduates who work with original materials have occasion to more thoroughly explore the lives of individuals, better understand social mores, and to interpret events in a new way. Multiple perspectives can be gathered by utilizing a myriad of sources and media including: manuscripts; diaries and scrapbooks; photographs; oral histories; moving images, etc. Students are then able to develop their investigative and problem-solving skills to draw conclusions while simultaneously experiencing history in a more tangible way.

We would be happy to meet with faculty to discuss how Willamette’s collections can enhance assignments, bolster curriculum, and support original research.

Additionally, the Archives staff is available to provide general orientation sessions to introduce undergraduates to Willamette’s collections, explain basic Archives and Special Collections’ policies and procedures, and offer tips for conducting research. Orientations can be customized to meet the particular needs of a course and can be held in the classroom or at Archives and Special Collections located on the second floor of the Mark O. Hatfield Library.

Please contact Susan Irwin, University Archivist, at 503-370-6764 or for more information.

Willamette University

Mark O. Hatfield Library

900 State Street.
Salem Oregon 97301