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Archival Instruction

Students will have an eye-opening experience as they step into the reading room of the Archives and feel a chill during a behind-the-scenes tour of North Park University's state-of-the-art archives storage facility.

Instructors may bring classes to visit the Archives for sessions designed especially to fit the course's needs. For staffing purposes, visits must be scheduled and designed well in advance. Contact the Archivist to discuss how a visit to the Archives can enhance your particular course.

Visitors should note that food and drink are prohibited in the Archives, even for archival instruction sessions.

Archival Instruction Sessions

Rare Books

What do we have? What do they look like? How do you handle old, fragile, and rare, books? How do researchers use them? What can researchers learn from viewing, handling, and even smelling old books?!

Business Archives

Will your correspondence, reports, and calendars become part of an archives some day? How and why do institutions keep records? Learn about the historic records (both exciting and mundane) of this institution.

Photograph Collections, Old and New

Explore the Archives historical photograph collection. Discover stories that photos tell by examining the original print or slide. Learn how old photos and today’s digital photos are preserved, organized, and used by researchers.

Covenant History

How do researchers access primary source materials in the archives of the Evangelical Covenant Church? Learn how to navigate the record series list and effectively use finding aids. Explore the indexes of the unique holdings of the archives, including photograph collections, audio recordings, the art and artifact collection, unpublished works on Covenant history, and more.

North Park Publications

Learn how to use North Park University publications in your research. The Archives has a complete run of the historic North Park Catalog, the North Park College News (now North Park Press) and index, and the North Parker. Scattered issues of earlier publications are also available.

Academy Chair Exchange, 1960