iSchool Capstone

Behind the Scenes at Special Collections

Project tags:

archives & special collections

community engagement & outreach

This project was started to address the issue of building community engagement for special collections and archives. We noticed that there were several collections in the UW Special Collections that were not being utilized because they have not been rehoused or accessioned. We decided to attempt to create a volunteer event that would make use of these collections while increasing community awareness of Special Collections. After our initial test of the event, we have realized that although there are adjustments to be made with the event, overall, it will be beneficial to bringing people in to see the collections.

Project participants:

Melissa Fallon


Natalie Brown