Rollins history professor Claire Strom and digital archivist Rachel Walton recently published a case study on “Teaching with Primary Sources for the Society of American Archivists.”
Working with data gathered from three history classes over two years, Strom and Walton discuss students’ acquisition of primary source literacy and the benefits of scaffolding assignments over several courses. The classes were designed as part of an Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) grant that focused on African American experiences at Rollins.
Their research findings spurred Walton and Strom to submit another grant to ACS to conduct more student-driven research in the Rollins Archives. This work, looking at the experiences of women at Rollins, is in progress this academic year and will hopefully result in student presentations at conferences and at least one co-authored scholarly publication.