Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Archives: A Student's View

The Nazareth Library archives offer researchers a space for study and a safe environment to store valuable artifacts for future generations. The collections include catalogs, department and college newsletters, The Gleaner, hundreds of photographs, memorabilia, newspaper clippings and much more. We are excited to be able to share the history of Nazareth College, and look forward to assisting in any way we can.

Recently, one of our library student assistants wrote up a description of the Archives and how they've played a role in her academic work here at Naz:

From Dana Teets, Museums, Archives, Public History & Legal Studies Major

"Did you know that Nazareth has a Museums, Archives and Public History major? Well, now you do. I was the first person to declare that major here at Nazareth and I have done a couple of cool things since declaring it. One being, helping Deborah Janetos down in the college archives in the basement of the Lorette Wilmot Library.

The archives hold old school records, photos, department t-shirts, old banners, posters, diploma cases, alumni memorabilia that was donated, etc. I focused mostly on the oversized boxes that needed to be cataloged and organized.

While this experience may sound boring to some, it is actually quite enriching when you’re going into the field that I am. I encourage anyone who wants to have a future in museums, archives or public history to seek out any opportunity that they can! Any experience is good experience; you learn from it all whether it be good or bad."

For more information about the Archives, contact Deborah Janetos, our Archivist.  

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