Duke Digital Collections in the Classroom

Jill Katte

Instructors in many academic disciplines have enriched their teaching by using digitized primary sources in the classroom. Recently, Duke librarians Lynn Eaton and Emily Daly worked with faculty member Keith Wilhite to provide instruction for his Writing 20 class entitled “ReWriting the 1950s.” Students explored the Libraries’ Ad*Access digital collection for an assignment that required them to create visual annotations of 1950s advertisements. According to Wilhite, the annotations provided a cultural context for the images the students selected and presented an ‘argument’ about the relationship between the image and 1950s’ U.S. culture.”

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