Courses

GST 1170: Primary Source Research

his course will introduce students to the primary source resources available in archives and on the Internet for research purposes. Emphasis will be placed upon the identification, retrieval and evaluation of information for general and specific topics. Students will develop general knowledge of primary source research, how to locate primary sources and how to access archives.

HIST 4030 Archives and Special Collections – Spring 2023

This course will introduce students to the history, theory, principles, and management of archives and special collections. Topics presented will provide an overview of the profession and include selection and appraisal, arranging and describing materials, preservation/conservation, disaster planning, content management, digitization, and archival management.

HIST 4040: Oral History – Spring 2024

This coCoursesurse will take you through the oral history process from conception to archiving. You will construct a plan and carry that plan out. The ultimate goal of this course will be to give you the necessary experience to manage your own oral history project.

The anchor of this semester-long project will be the recorded oral history interview. You will be assigned to a narrator (interviewee) who has some sort of experience to offer. Projects that demonstrate a high level of professionalism and quality will be added to the oral history collection. Students may also be invited to participate in the oral history program beyond this course. Should you have any questions, please ask.

 

Internships

Opportunities for students enrolled in HIST 3860: History Practicum – Fall 2022

Bergman- Process

Trotter- Process

University Archives- Inventory/ List

McCall- Process

Ashburn- Inventory

Pederson- Verify finding aid data

Stiern- Process

Fontaine- Inventory

Tibbett- Inventory and digitize

Beeman-Process

Blodget- Process

Women’s Club- Process and digitize

Cullimore- Digitize: The Kern County Musical Association, Watercolors, Postcards, Architectural Photographs

Microfilm- Inventory and Digitize

Naturalization- Indexing

Oral History

Court records- Transcribe

Indexing newspapers

Humanities Behind Bars- Annotated Bib

Preservation assessment

Rare Book Room Audit

Collection Audits

Process Ashburn

Digitize Earl Warren Books

James McKinney- Identifying sources for all famous cases.

2 docents for PHI Conference- November 4, 2022

 

HRC Internship Syllabus