Exhibit of student research featured in Lam Square
March 21, 2019
From now until March 31st, an exhibit of student research from last semester’s HIS 252, “Immigration and the Americas,” is being featured in Lam Square. In this course, students conducted an archival research project on the immigrant experience in Rochester in partnership with Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation. Students uncovered an embedded immigrant narrative in the archival collections, using our city as a lens to engage with broader questions of the immigrant experience.
The exhibit in Lam Square, developed by Professor Molly Ball, RBSCP, Digital Scholarship, and the River Campus Libraries, is an interactive map of Rochester landmarks that represent students’ research experiences. All are welcome to visit and interact with the map!
For more information about the class and the process of developing the exhibit, entitled “Rochester: An Immigrant Perspective,” please visit RBSCP’s blog. (https://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/blog/embedded-archives-rochester-immigrant-perspective)