Baker Library Special Collections
Baker Library collects rare and unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry. The collections span eight centuries beginning in the late 1300s to the present day and include corporate archives, manuscripts, account ledgers, rare books, broadsides, photographs, films, electronic records, and company annual reports. These rich and varied collections support research in a remarkably diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.
Recent exhibits at Baker Library include:
Recent classes at Baker Library include HU Freshman Seminar: Money Matters, History 97L What is Atlantic History, and Women in Economic Life: Research Seminar.
- Assistance with presentation of materials in class
- Assistance with selection of materials
- Bibliography of materials used in class
- Pre-class planning appointment
- Reserve class materials for Reading Room Use
- Pre-class appointment for instructor (required for first time requester, recommended for everyone)
- Ongoing reference assistance for students interested in using collections for course assignments
- Asynchronous activity design and monitoring
- Creation of library research guide for class
- Custom videos of staff interacting with objects
- Introduction to Archives and Special Collections Research
- Live demos with materials
- Synchronous discussions and/or breakout room activities
- Support for student-led digital curation of exhibits and collections
- Computer and data projector
Class limit: 15
The Baker Library Special Collections does not have a publicly available calendar. When making a request, please submit with your preferred times and a staff member will get back to you.