Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources (TWPS)

Sponsored by the Reference, Access, and Outreach (RAO) Section of SAA, this open-ended series of case studies is designed to illustrate the application of the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy. The guidelines were developed by a joint task force charged by SAA and the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS). Additional resources for those interested in teaching with primary sources are available on the TPS Collective website maintained by the Instruction and Outreach Committee of RBMS.

You are invited to learn more about Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources by clicking here, and to read the case studies published below.

BILL LANDIS, Series Editor, RAO Section
Head of Public Services, Yale University Library



CASE 1
Collaborating for Impact in Teaching with Primary Sources 

by SAMANTHA CRISP

CASE 2
Teaching Citations as a Multi-functional Approach to Archives Instruction 

by HELEN McMANUS and LEAH RICHARDSON

CASE 3
Fostering Historical Empathy in Unusual Times: A Case Study of the Course "OSU, Women and Oral History: An Exploration of 150 Years"
by CHRIS PETERSEN and TIAH EDMUNSON-MORTON

CASE 4
Crafting a Research Question: Differentiated Teaching for Instruction With Primary Sources Across Diverse Learning Levels 
by JEN HOYER, KAITLIN HOLT, JULIA PELAEZ

CASE 5
Exploring Ephemerality, Biases, and Silences in Archives
by ERIN DIX

CASE 6
The Archives as Classroom: A Primary Source Mini-Course
by KAYLA HARRIS, STEPHANIE SHREFFLER, HEIDI GAUDER

CASE 7
“What Is Your Title Today?” The Challenges and Rewards of Implementing an Internship/Independent Study Hybrid Course at the Valparaiso University Archives and Special Collections
by REBECCA OSTOYICH, KEVIN OSTOYICH

CASE 8
Success in the Long Term: Learning Objectives in a Semester-Long Research Course

by CINDA NOFZIGER, EMILY SWENSON