History

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Resources

The Massachusetts region holds a wealth of resources for students interested in history, including:

Old Sturbridge Village

Through its partnership with nearby Old Sturbridge Village, the History Department offers U.S. History graduate students an internship for credit at Old Sturbridge Village, as well as opportunities to undergraduate students. The Department offers a seminar, "Exploring Early American History at Old Sturbridge Village" taught by the Village's Chief Historian Emeritus, Jack Larkin. The class meets at Old Sturbridge Village where the museum's collection of 60,000 artifacts and exhibits enhance the study of the past.

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS)

As a nationally renowned research center for research in early American history located in Worcester, the American Antiquarian Society describes itself as "an independent research library founded in 1812 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The library's collections document the life of America's people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Collections include books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, manuscripts, music, graphic arts, and local histories." Every year, the History Department offers a seminar course at the Society.