Notes from the Field highlights practical lessons from the front lines of teaching with primary sources in thematic series of open peer-reviewed articles. These short articles explore the theory and practice of teaching with primary sources, broadly relating topics to educators and practitioners from all types of institutions, teaching all kinds of students. Currently, Notes from the Field offers articles in two series: Practical How-To and Reflective Practice.

Reflective Practice Series

The Reflective Practice Series provides a space for thinking about our teaching in a broader context. Articles may relate to successes and failures in the classroom, or any other aspect of teaching with primary sources and how it relates to cultural heritage fields at large.

  • Career-Driven Internship Design for Small Academic Archives

    By Kyle Neill Between intimidating backlogs, student researchers, genealogists, accommodating classes, and balancing administration requests, archivists have a lot to keep pace with. As the majority of archival institutions are of the “small shop” variety—archives hosting one or two professional archivists, ...
  • Call for Contributions to Notes from the Field: Spring 2023

    Call for Contributions to Notes from the Field: Spring 2023
    Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is accepting submissions about teaching with primary sources for three series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Public-Facing Scholarship and Outreach,” “Teaching with Community-Based Archives,” and “Accessibility and Access in the Primary ...
  • Creating DIY Museum Audio Guides with Students

    Creating DIY Museum Audio Guides with Students
    By Taylor Clement and Callie Smith In the spring of 2022, the Professional Writing program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette began a collaboration with the on-campus Hilliard Art Museum to produce an audio guide for an exhibit titled Deep ...

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Practical How-To Series

The Practical How-To Series offers advice and instructions that are directly applicable to any classroom environment. From document camera usage to communication strategies, learn more about how your colleagues approach their work in the classroom.

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