Examining Archives Through the Lens of Popular Culture

Christie Lutz (Special Collections and University Archives)

In this course, students will learn about what archives and special collections are and how they can be used for research. We will be examining popular culture collections in Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives that document a wide range of topics such as the New Brunswick music scene, cookbooks from around the Garden State, magazines representing a wide variety of subcultures, protest movements posters, and Jersey Shore memorabilia. This hands-on use of archival materials will enable students to better understand the world around them.

Course Number
01:090:101 section 38
Fall 2020
Transfer Course