University of Arizona

                                             Special Collections will be closed December 20, 2023 through January 1, 2024 in observance of the University Holiday break.

Class Instruction

We are supporting online, in-person, and hybrid instruction for University of Arizona courses.

Special Collections will accommodate in-person class instruction, generally up to 20 students, where interaction with the physical materials is critical to the course learning objectives and the class can be accommodated safely according to university guidelines.

We can also meet your needs through virtual instruction using Zoom or other tools and digital collections. We will digitize 50 pages or less from archival collections, or 20-40 photographs for use in class instruction with 4 weeks advance notice to date of instruction. No monographs will be duplicated for instructional sessions. Any request of a digital version may be denied based on condition and fragility of item. 

Under the circumstances, we will prioritize capstone courses, gateway courses in the major, and graduate courses with primary source literacy learning objectives for the major.

We can work with you and your students in studying themes such as University of Arizona history, history of the book, literature, borderlands, book arts, the colonial period, and pulp fiction.

We can help your students:

  • Become familiar with Special Collections
  • View and use primary source materials
  • Reduce their anxiety about incorporating original primary sources in their research

Please contact us as soon as possible to talk about how Special Collections might assist with assignments utilizing Special Collections materials or to schedule a virtual instruction session. Complete our class instruction form with your needs below.

You may use the class instruction form or contact us at to discuss your class during the development of your syllabus.

Contacting us early in your planning gives us enough time to prepare and ensures a more engaging experience for your students.