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Special Collections & Archives: Teaching & Learning

Instruction Support

We help instructors incorporate archival research into their classes through:field notebooks

  • Sessions on how to locate and use archival materials
  • Customized sessions on materials to support specific topics
  • Tours and demonstrations to familiarize students and instructors with Special Collections & Archives
  • Partnering to design course activities using archival materials
  • Consultations with students and instructors on their research projects

Classes can take place in the Library or elsewhere on campus, depending on the archival materials needed. (Rare and fragile materials must remain in the Library.)

Contact us through Ask a Librarian or call Lisa Dunn at 303-273-3687.


Miner undergroundCome see a working archive! We host tours by appointment, open to everyone.

Tours are approximately 45 minutes and typically in small groups of 10 or less. For participants, there will be standing and light walking. Let us know if you need physical accommodations. Please request a tour via Ask a Librarian

Other (Fun Stuff)

Football team with dog, Colorado School of MinesTalks and Presentations -- We'll come talk with your group on:

  • A specific subject or collection
  • Show & Tell with the audience (including children)
  • Preservation tips for your personal items


  • Exhibits at the Library
  • Celebrations
  • CSM History Antiques Roadshows -- Yes, we take our act on the road