Instruction and Outreach
Contact for arranging class sessions:
We welcome and encourage the use of Fortunoff Video Archive testimonies in teaching at Yale. We work collaboratively with faculty members, graduate teaching fellows, and department liaison librarians to craft class sessions that actively engage Yale students in finding, assessing, and using the testimonies. We can match testimonies to required readings and assist instructors in editing excerpts for use in classes. We also offer assistance in locating other relevant library special collections materials, items from the library's general book stacks, databases licensed by the library, and content available on the open Web. We can assist in course planning and provide instructional session, during or in addition to scheduled class time, during which we will screen testimony excerpts.
Classes engaging with Fortunoff collection materials are typically held in Bass Library L01 by Fortunoff staff, but can also be held in “smart classrooms” or other meeting spaces with video projection.
In addition to working with students in class sessions, we can place materials on hold in the Manuscripts and Archives reading room for student use in course assignments. We can digitize a limited amount of collection materials for use on your course's Classes*v2 site.