Student Work

History students engage in archival research, conduct public history projects, and create digital exhibits to share the results of their work.

Students can take classes, conduct independent research, or work as research assistants for faculty projects. Some examples of exceptional recent work are presented on this page.

History Harvest Website

A class we were especially proud of in Spring, 2019  is the Digital History Harvest: Black Migration to Beloit, Wisconsin, 1910-1970. We invited migrants and their descendants to a community event in March 2019 at a local church. Community members brought artifacts and photos and told the story of their own or their family member’s migration from the South to work in Beloit’s factories. Students digitally captured the artifacts that community members brought to the harvest. After the Harvest, students learned a computer program (Omeka) and made a digital exhibit that will be housed on the College and Beloit Historical Society websites.

Student-designed exhibits about Beloit College’s history

In Spring, 2018, a class called “Creating Digital Archives” researched topics in Beloit College’s long history and created online exhibits about their topics.


Beloit College students visited the Beloit Historical Society for a Behind the Scenes tour.

Students Explore the Beloit Historical Society

On March 5, a handful of Beloit College students visited the Beloit Historical Society to learn about their work.

Jared Saathoff’24 inspects a rare book at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Exploring museum careers and rare books

In late November, Beloit faculty and students took advantage of the college’s partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago to participate in a panel about careers in the museum industry, followed by an exploration of the Newberry Library’s rare book collection.  

Image featuring Lolita Lebrón in the Puerto Rican Independence Party headquarters in San Juan.

Hard Truths: Examining Puerto Rican history through today’s residents

Diego Boyd Lassalle’25 was one of 12 students who traveled with assistant professor of English Michael Dango and the Global Experience office’s Julianne Angeli to Puerto Rico to learn what it’s like to live in the shadow of the U.S. without being able to participate fully in its governance. He…

Eva Laun-Smith’21

Eva Laun-Smith lands prestigious Fulbright Student Award

Eva Laun-Smith’21 is one of two Beloit graduates to receive a Fulbright Student Award this year. A history major and decorated track and field and volleyball athlete, Eva graduated with highest honors from Beloit. 

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.

Lauren Woolf ’21 had the opportunity to visit museums and galleries in Budapest during a semester abroad.

From Beloit to Budapest to Graduate School

Lauren Woolf ‘21 is braving the next chapter of her life by entering a graduate program in the Art Institute of Chicago for art administration and policy, and modern and contemporary art history. Lauren looks forward to breaking colonized museum policies and leading the next generation of museum professionals to change the field.


Evenings with Eva: Mississippi Tutoring Center

Join Eva as she takes you on a brief tour of the Mississippi Tutoring Center, which operated in Cleveland, Mississippi, from in the late 1960s.


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