Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources (TWPS)
With the rich history of airplane and automotive invention in Dayton, Ohio, and the value of patents as primary sources in mind, librarians Bridget Garnai and Heidi Gauder designed and led two interactive, co-curricular workshops at University of Dayton’s (UD) Roesch Library in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. Their goals were to introduce students to patents as primary sources that influence daily life and expand students’ ideas of what kinds of research can be supported by patents as primary sources. To that end, Garnai and Gauder created two workshops centered around patents as primary sources, “Patent Pending: Innovation in Society” and “Dayton Patented.” In each of these workshops, participants learned about patents through a mini lecture and a collaborative digital humanities project.
Society of American Archivists
patents, primary sources, library instruction
Bridget Garnai and Heidi Gauder (2020).
Co-curricular Innovation: Teaching about Patents as Primary Sources. Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources (TWPS).