The Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920: Photographs from the Fred Hulstrand and F.A. Pazandak Photograph Collections
Arts & Humanities
Classroom Historical Archive
What kinds of images and subjects does one include in a photographic historical archive? What does one leave out? In other words, what makes something historical? What does it mean to be "historical"? What is historical to you?
Students can better explore these questions by creating their own historical photographic archive documenting the time and place in which they live. Or, they can attempt to capture the "historical" through writing. A collection of short vignettes would allow them to create a multi-faceted historical record, much like a photographic archive.