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Teaching Online with Primary Sources

Learn about teaching online using special collections and archival materials

Our Services

  • Teaching synchronously or asynchronously on:
    • Introduction to special collections and/or archives
    • How to use finding aids, UH Digital Collections, and more
    • How to do research using primary source materials
    • Active learning session built around small selection of digital materials
    • Active learning session built around a single collection in the Digital Library
    • How collections are built, including archival silences and gaps
    • Mock exhibitions project
  • Developing or brainstorming assignments
  • Providing existing digital materials for your class
  • Digitizing physical primary source materials for your class (dependent on size of request; requires 2-3 weeks notice)
  • Creating short videos of materials or Special Collections facilities 
  • Research consultations for students (small classes only, as availability allows)

Contact Julie Grob at to get started!