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Mini-Course to Connect Archives to Black Life in Dayton and at UD

By Heidi Gauder and Kristina Schulz

University Libraries faculty are offering a one-credit mini-course in the spring 2021 semester — UDI 204, This is UD: Archival and Primary Source Research. The class, open at no cost to full-time UD students, faculty and staff, will meet 10:10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Jan. 20 through March 31, 2021, in Roesch Library. 

The University of Dayton has a rich history, as does the city that surrounds it. Students will learn research techniques to discover and analyze primary source materials that connect to the experiences of Black people in Dayton and at UD during the first half of the 20th century. This course will also introduce students to theories of archival and primary source research, such as gaps in the historical record; historical empathy; and privacy. They will present a research poster on an artifact or topic of their choosing, communicating the context and relevance of a primary source to an audience. For some examples, browse a gallery of past UDI 204 projects.

UDI 204 is a curricular example of UD's commitment to anti-racism.

— Heidi Gauder is a professor in the University Libraries and coordinator of research and instruction.  Kristina Schulz is a lecturer and the University archivist.

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