Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Introduction to Public History

During May Term 2009, Dr. Ruth Truss taught Introduction to Public History. Dr. Truss designed this course to give students a glimpse of Public History graduate programs and the job market in this new and growing field. Among many activities, the class toured the Alabama Department of Archives and History, American Village, and Carmichael Library's University Archive (May 26th).

While visiting the library, yours truly provided the class with information ranging from what our University Archive contains and how we preserve it to what it's like working as an Academic Librarian. In addition, the class visited the Archive room and viewed some of Montevallo's treasures.

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For more information on UM's Introduction to Public History course, please contact Dr. Ruth Truss or Carey Heatherly.

For more information on Public History, click here to visit the National Council on Public History website.

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