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Explore.

Discover the past in archives, libraries, museums, movies, and novels. Investigate the histories of Beloit, Chicago, Istanbul, Shanghai, or Paris.

Interpret.

Decode documents and artifacts from the Beloit College Archives, the Logan Museum, the Newberry Library, the Austrian State Archives, and countless others. Develop your own analyses of the evidence for worldviews, decisions wars, and cultural exchanges in the past.

Share.

Present your findings in public presentation and carefully crafted research papers. Apply your skills to internships, research with faculty, website design, library or museum work.

History News

History Harvest Website is Live

The Digital History Harvest class offered in Spring 2019 asked students to publicize and prepare for a community event that invited members of Beloit’s African American community to share their stories and bring photos and artifacts related to the Great Migration.

During that period of American history (from approximately 1915-1970), thousands of Blacks migrated from the South to seek employment in northern cities. Using the stories and the images gathered on that day, students have designed maps and websites that document the experiences of those who came to Beloit.
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   Studies on Legacies of Slavery: History 310 at Beloit College is inspired by the NY Times “1619: Legacies of Slavery” project.

Legacies of Slavery

Inspired by the NY Times “1619: Legacies of Slavery” project, students in HIST 310 created a website showcasing their own research on various present-day legacies of slavery.

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Fred Burwell’86 standing in the midst of the Beloit College archives.

Mister History

No one knows more about Beloit’s long and fascinating history than Fred Burwell’86, keeper of the College Archives since 1986.

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