The Worcester State University Apprenticeship Materials collection documents the experiences of students enrolled in the Apprenticeship program during the 1870s. This program placed students at what was then the State Normal School at Worcester, in the city's public school classrooms where they would observe and teach as part of their coursework. These diaries record student experiences with courses, lectures, fieldtrips and other aspects of campus life during the university's first decade. This early version of student teaching was directed by faculty member Rebecca Jones who taught here from 1874 to 1912 and whose diary is pictured below. Learn more about this collection by viewing its finding aid on the collections page.
WSU Yearbooks. Learn about the WSU Yearbooks Collection with this exhibit of selected materials. Included are examples of tooled book covers and special editions of the yearbook for WSUs centennial in 1974 and the national Bicentennial in 1976. The exhibit is adjacent to the Archives and Special Collections office, LRC room L 328A. Visit the full collection of yearbooks online here
The Archives reading room is located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), room L 328A. Archives materials are unique, rare, fragile, or valuable so they don't circulate and must be used only in the reading room.
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