Instructional Services

The George Fox/NWYM Archives are committed to supporting the academic needs of our community.  The archives offer instructional services to the university and the surrounding community.  

Classroom Instruction

Introduction to Archives and Research

A 30-50 minute session introducing archives and their use for research.  This class is intended to teach students the purpose of archives, their value for research, and walk them through the sometimecrescent-staff-1935.jpgs complicated steps to using an archives.  This session is designed to reduce barriers and make research in an archival setting more approachable.

Primary Source Literacy

Designed for history classes, this introduction to primary sources and their use in research is valuable for many disciplines.  The archivist can introduce types of sources, show physical examples from the archives, and explain how to approach these sources to enhance their value for learning.  Students are challenged to think beyond the page to explore the depths of primary source material.

Topical Instruction

The Archivist can develop class sessions on many topics supported by archival materials.  Classes can be developed to support the curriculum of your course and can include teaching/lectures, reference instruction, or simply offer students a chance to examine archival materials related to your topic.  Please do not hesitate to ask the archivist about an idea.

Community Instruction

As a service to our community we offer the following instructional sessions to outside user groups and organizations as we are able.

Introduction to Archives

A 30-50 minute session introducing archives and their use for research.  This class is intended to teach attendees the purpose of archives, their value for research, and walk them through the sometimes complicated steps to using an archives.  This session is designed to reduce barriers and make research in an archival setting more approachable.

Genealogy Tips and Tricks

An instruction session on approaches to genealogy and family history.  This class includes tips and tricks to enhance your search for family records and an introduction to the resources available in the George Fox University Libraries.  

George Fox University History

A fun presentation of tales from over 125 years of institutional history.  Supported by photographs, records, and artifacts, the archivist tells engaging tales from the history of the institution.  This presentation can be customized to fit your needs.


Topical Instruction

The Archivist can develop class sessions on many topics supported by archival materials.  Classes can be developed to support the curriculum of your course and can include teaching/lectures, reference instruction, or simply offer a chance to examine archival materials related to your topic.  Please do not hesitate to ask the archivist about an idea.


Have another idea?  Do not hesitate to ask.

Please contact the archives for more information.