The Preserving History Digital Collection is comprised of student work resulting from the Preserving History (HIS 4944) course at UF includes focused work in historical archives.

Historians rely heavily on documents, maps, photographs, and audio-visual recordings to conduct research. The role of an archivist is to select and preserve these materials so that they are accessible. Archivists, usually people trained in history or literature, but increasingly now in politics or science, act as record-keepers of the present and past. The course is an internship in the world of archives. It introduces students to the purpose and uses of archives and gives practical background in archives as a profession. Students are responsible for a group project and one or more individual projects during the semester, arranging and describing the contents of a collection.

This collection documents and provides access to the student work as contributions to archives and scholarly communication.

Selected Materials Included: