HIST 311 Introduction to Public History Papers: Student Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0484

Scope and Contents

HIST 311 "Introduction to Public History" is a 3-credit course offered by the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Liberal Arts' Department of History to address the issues and practices of presenting history to general audiences via historical sites, markers, and museums; mass media; heritage tourism, new technologies, and other means. The collection consists mainly of student term papers which were developed to be placed on a companion Website as a permanent online exhibit about the history of the University of Nevada. The topics covered include: Clarence Mackay, Marion Motley, Block N Society, Coffin and Keys, Fleischmann Planetarium, Wolf Pack Battalion, The Student record and Manzanita Lake.The collection also includes a printout of the companion Website, correspondence and student release forms.

Dates

  • 2011-2013

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Administrative History Note

"Introduction to Public History" is a 3-credit course that was first offered by the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Liberal Arts' Department of History in 2008. From then until 2010, it was offered under "Topics in American Studies (HIST 487/687). It was offered under its own course number, HIST 311, for the first time for the Spring 2011 semester. This annual spring course addresses the issues and practices of presenting history to general audiences via historical sites, markers, and museums; mass media; heritage tourism, new technologies, and other means. The students in this course acquire hands-on experience in public history, working closely with partnering organizatinos that have included the Nevada Historical Society, the Truckee Donner Railroad Society, the Fernley & Lassen Railway Depot, and the University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives Department. For the Spring 2011 course, Assistant Professor Alicia Barber collaborated with the Special Collections & University Archives staff to launch a term project focusing on the history of the University of Nevada, Reno. Students selected a topic of interest from four broad categories: The Campus, Colleges & Departments, Student Life, or Events. They developed papers on their topics based on primary source research and the utilization of University Archives campus photographs. Twenty-one completed student papers were loaded onto a companion website as a permanent online exhibit.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

"Introduction to Public History" is a 3-credit course that was first offered by the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Liberal Arts' Department of History in 2008. From then until 2010, it was offered under "Topics in American Studies (HIST 487/687). It was offered under its own course number, HIST 311, for the first time for the Spring 2011 semester. The collection consists mainly of student term papers which were developed to be placed on a companion Website as a permanent online exhibit about the history of the University of Nevada. The topics covered include: Clarence Mackay, Marion Motley, Block N Society, Coffin and Keys, Fleischmann Planetarium, Wolf Pack Battalion, The Student record and Manzanita Lake.

Arrangement

The History 311 Introduction to Public History Papers are divided into the following series:

Series 1: Companion Website printout (May 23, 2011)

Series 2:Correspondence

Series 3: Student Papers (Spring 2011)

Series 4: Student Release Forms (Spring 2011) and Miscellanea

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Department of History. Transfer by Dr. Alicia Barber and students of Spring 2011 HIST 311 class, May 2011.

Separated Materials

A photograph of the Spring 2011 class was removed to University Photo Archives as collection UNRA-P3436
Title
A Guide to the University of Nevada, Reno, Department of History, HIST 311 Introduction to Public History Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
May 24, 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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