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SLU Archives

Saint Louis University’s archivists are excited to partner with members of SLU’s teaching faculty and other educators to offer engaging primary source instruction to students at all levels using our unique and diverse collections.

Primary source instruction provides students with valuable tools for research and scholarship applicable to many academic disciplines. Contact the SLU Archives to learn more! 

Instruction Formats

We tailor our instructional sessions to fit your course aims, learning goals, and content. We may be able to visit your classroom, or your class can visit our reading room (Pius Library 307). We offer:

  • Synchronous (in-person or remote), asynchronous, or hybrid modalities
  • Class "collections" of topical digital items and written descriptions (for course pages)
  • Single-session introductions to primary sources and archival basics
  • Single-session activities (hands-on primary source research)
  • Multi-session instruction tied to course projects

Sample Class Topics / Collections Used

  • SLU History
  • St. Louis History
  • SLU and Slavery
  • Art and Art History
  • 1904 World’s Fair
  • Historical Newspapers (1683-present)
  • World War I and World War II
  • Zines and Counterculture
  • St. Louis Housing and Planning
  • Latin America/Peace Corps
  • Jesuit and Catholic History
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Athletics
  • STEM and Aviation 

Instruction Staff and Contacts

Caitlin Stamm, University Archivist: | (314) 977-5493
Katie Mascari, Archivist: | (314) 977-4590 

We look forward to working with you and your classes. Please contact us to see how we can collaborate!