The Library’s history collections support research and instruction of faculty and students in a wide range of disciplines. Resource selection and retention is largely driven by the research interests of history faculty and the courses offered by the department. Faculty selections and course readings are prioritized.
History courses “cover a wide range of cultures, time periods, and themes, reflecting the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and interests of the faculty.” Courses are typically taught by historians from within the department as well as by guest lecturers from other departments.
At the undergraduate level, the department offers a major and a minor. At the graduate level, the department offers a M.A. in History, a Graduate Certificate in History, a Certificate in American Studies, a Certificate in Ancient Worlds, and a Combined Degree and Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
The history departments offers a wide range of courses including, but not limited to, ancient history, medieval and early modern history, modern history, world history, public history, Civil War history, gender history, economic history, history of technology, history of medicine, African American history, Native American history, Irish history, British history, German history, French history, Russian history, Jewish history, social history, environmental history, Middle Eastern history, South Asian history, Chinese history, and colonial Latin American history.
NOTE: Electronic format is preferred for all Library holdings unless otherwise noted.
The Library’s history collections, in particular its primary source collections, support a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.