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McCormick Library of Special Collections: Teaching with Special Collections

Class Reservations

Instructors wishing to use our materials during class sessions may schedule the use of our Joseph Spear Beck Angling Room. The room can accommodate groups of up to about 15 people and allows for group discussion in a comfortable setting. The instructor must be present during these sessions and various security protocols respected. Reservations must be made in advance by completing the online reservation form.

Please review the room policies prior to making your reservations. Contact us if you have any questions.

Further reading and resources:

Engaging Students with Primary Sources, Smithsonian National Museum of American History (

Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy \Developed by the ACRL RBMS1 -SAA2 Joint Task Force on the Development of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy (