Friday, April 15, 2016

National Library Week - Archives and Special Collections

We've posted before about some of the interesting and fun things in the Archives and Special Collections (see "Found in the Archives" and "New in the Archives").  But for National Library Week we're sharing examples of how our collections have helped people with their research.
  • TRW student have used scrapbooks and oral history transcripts as the basis for their "interview" papers.
  • Honors students have researched changes to the Dew Drop pond, Japanese-American students at St. Kate's during World War II, and the history of space use on campus for their senior projects.
  • Graduate social work students have studied Ade Bethune's connection to the Catholic Worker movement (including her correspondence with Dorothy Day) and the activities of the Catholic Interracial Council of the Twin Cities.

But you don't need a class assignment to come to the Archives!  There are plenty of other uses like these.
  • Clubs have explored the history of food service on campus, or how events, such as the Dew Drop Bop and Feast of St. Catherine, were celebrated in the past.
  • Speech students selected photos from the Archives for their renovated lounge.
  • Wheel journalists have researched stories about St. Kate's history.

If you're interested in visiting the Archives and Special Collections, for whatever reason, let us know.  Contact us at or just drop by.  We're in the lower level of the St. Paul campus library; hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.

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