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Educator Lab: High School to College Transition: Archival Resources

Curriculum, links, and notes from the Library Media Literacies class.

Day 1

Archival Resources, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, March 13, 2019


  • 9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Introductions, pretest
  • 9:30 – 11:15 The archives & document-based research Jeff Urbin
  • 11:20 – 12:15 Archives tour
  • 12:30 – 1:00 LUNCH
  • 1:00 – 2:15 Digital collections in practice Kelsey Milner
  • 2:15 – 2:30 BREAK
  • 2:30 – 3:30 Ghosts in the Library Tiffany Davis
  • 3:30 post-test

The Check for Alaska

The canceled check for Alaska

Click on the check to link to the National Archives

"The check was issued August 1, 1868, and made payable to the Russian Minister to the United States, Edouard de Stoeckl. The receipt indicates that de Stoeckel accepted full payment on behalf of the Emperor of Russia at the U.S. Treasury Department, Washington, DC."

FDR Digital Collections

FDR Presidential Library Resources

Explore the vast resources for Educators at the FDR Library:

Teacher Development Workshops

Distance Learning for your Classroom

Resources for Students

including media like the film below:

Digital Collections in Practice

Ghosts in the Library

Ghosts in the Library was adapted from SUNY New Paltz librarians Mandy Babirad, Heather Shimon, and Lydia Willoghby’s materials.

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
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Phone: (845) 883-9065