November 15th, 2011 by Iris Finkel
On October 27th, Professor Wendy Hayden and the students in English 342, Feminist Rhetoric, visited the Archives & Special Collections division. The archivists, Julio Hernandez-Delgado and Louise Sherby, gave a primer on the archives at Hunter College and discussed the collections they recommended for a course assignment. Students then began to look through the finding aids for inspiration. A finding aid details the contents and organization of an archival collection.
Since the visit, students from the class have been coming to Archives to don white gloves and peruse materials in a collection. The goal of their assignment is to tie historical events to the subject taught in the course. Students will write a blog post that will include their journey through an archival collection.
Archives and Special Collections contain a wealth of archival materials that are available for researchers to use. Visit the website to look at finding aids for the collections to see what gems can be uncovered.