Archival Research and Exhibit Assignment

Archival Research and Exhibit Assignment


Creator: Dr. R. Ross

Course Title: Curriculum inspired exhibition assignment


Assignment Description:

In this assignment, students will make bi-weekly visits to the AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library Archives Research Center to conduct archival research on a person or topic.  During each visit students will complete a document or image analysis worksheet which they will use to prepare for their digital exhibition on person or topic.

The digital exhibit must have  a minimum of five (5) objects and include a 500-word exhibit introduction in addition to 200-word captions for each of their selected exhibit objects.


☛ Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

⚬ Gain experience with using primary source documents.

⚬ Conduct archival research.

⚬ Read and navigate archival finding aids.

⚬ Gain experience in proper handling and care of archival materials.

⚬ Gain experience with content management systems and exhibit software.

☛ Preparation for Assignment

⚬ Faculty should schedule an instruction session with the Archives Research Center.

⚬ Faculty should schedule an Omeka instruction session with the GLAM Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning.

☛ Deliverables:

⚬ Weekly archival work reports

⚬ Omeka exhibit


Recommended Artwork/Archival Collections:

Atlanta University Printed and Published Materials

Clark Atlanta University Photographs

Morehouse College Photographs

Morris Brown College Photographs

Atlanta University Catalogs

Morehouse College Yearbooks

⚬ Spelman Messenger

Spelman College Photographs

Spelman College Yearbooks