Contribution to Book
Teaching Critical Reading Skills: Strategies for Academic Librarians, Volume 1
Hannah Gascho Rempel and Rachel Hamelers
Association of College and Research Libraries
Archival research and reading from the archives have long been embraced as a scholarly research practice in humanities disciplines. While scholars may spend weeks or months poring over hidden treasures found in archives, undergraduate students are often not exposed to these materials in a hands-on way. However, college and university libraries often have archival collections tucked away that can facilitate learning when used in thoughtfully crafted assignments. In this chapter, we discuss how we used Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) and archival materials to provide students with an opportunity to engage in a close and critical reading of excerpts from the Civil War era diary of James Merrill Linn.
Pirmann, Carrie M. and Paddick, Courtney, "Reading Critically from the Archives: James Merrill Linn’s Diary as a Gateway to the Past" (2023). Faculty Contributions to Books. 267.