Department of

History


Explore global connections through time.

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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.

Diversity in Collections Care
ALUMNI IN ACTION

Diversity in Collections Care

Stephenie Schwartz Bailey ‘92 never took a museum studies class at Beloit. Her passion was art history, which she has taught to all ages, from preschoolers to undergraduates. However, after years of working at a number of archives and museumsincluding the National Gallery of Art and the Art Institute of ChicagoSchwartz Bailey finds herself in her ninth year as the Education Program Manager and Preservation Consultant at the Conservation Center for Art & Historical Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia.
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A humorous postcard from Beloit, WI

Postcards: Souvenirs and Artifacts of the Past

When one thinks of historical artifacts and collections one’s mind usually ventures to dusty old tomes and broken bits of pottery, however, Beloit faculty and staff members Donna Oliver and Betsy Brewer have an unorthodox perspective. Betsy and Donna took the time to chat with Matthew Elliott’22 about each of their unique collections along with their perspectives on the act of collecting itself.

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 The North Atlantic Music Ensemble performs at C-Haus in 2017 (Photo: Ellen Joyce)

Preserving the History of a Beloit Institution

Beloit College’s infamous bar, Coughy House or C-Haus, has a special place in Beloit’s history. Since it is temporarily closed, students are trying to keep that history alive for students in the future.

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