Thursday, August 19, 2010

Archival Ambassadors Initiative

The Morristown National Historical Park continues to develop innovative ways to use their extensive library and archival collections. Since the spring of 2009, Morristown's educational program, Primary Source Seminar, has hosted fifteen document-based student seminar and teacher workshops events. Utilizing Morristown's Lloyd W. Smith Archival Collection, Primary Source Seminar guides participants through source use and analysis activities that promote effective and meaningful primary source investigation and develop historical thinking skills. Students and teachers work firsthand with authentic, unedited eighteenth- and nineteenth-century manuscripts while gaining practical research experience.

This summer, with the help of a National Park Foundation Stewardship Grant, Primary Source Seminar is initiating an Archival Ambassadors progam which will entail a graduate level internship and a collaborating high school stewardship component.

Read more about
Archival Ambassadors {here}

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