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Reference and Instruction Services

Archives and Special Collections seeks to support the curriculum and teaching of Central Washington University by hosting classes in our space. Our collections offer a wealth of primary source material that can enrich the learning experience and add excitement and depth to almost any class on campus. Engaging with primary documents enlivens cultural, regional, and general history for students, and can help them understand the social or cultural contexts of ideas and texts covered in classes.

Faculty are invited to use our collections to support their syllabi, and Archives and Special Collections staff can aid faculty in determining the best resources to use. We can also introduce your students to using the collections, to archival research methods, or to the history of the book, and are available to teach classes on individual subject strengths in the department. Faculty are also welcome to put items in our collections on class reserve (within the department) for student use in projects or classwork.

To see if your class would benefit from a visit to Archives and Special Collections, please visit our Historical Methods libguide to identify strengths in your area of teaching. If you would like to discuss arrangements for holding a class in Archives and Special Collections, call us at (509) 963-1023 or email

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