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Objects as History: From Prehistory to Industrialization

A guide to research tools, resources, techniques for PLHT 1000


The New School Libraries and Archives would like to inform you of ways we can support your Objects as History class.

  • Sign into your course in Canvas and click on “Course Reserves” to see the 47 core readings and 12 unit-based Image Groups that we have made available.  Image Groups can be downloaded to PowerPoint or viewed in Slide Show mode in the "Digital Media Collection" library database.  View our image groups tutorial.
  • Explore our Objects as History Research Guide (this guide) and feel free to share with your students.  Refer to the “Faculty Page” for information specifically for instructors.
  • Library orientations are provided to all Parsons first year students as part of the required course Integrative Seminar 1.  If students require additional instruction, they can book a 1-on-1 appointment, or you can request an instruction session if you would like a librarian to come to your classroom to go over the resources in the Research Guide. 

For more information on course reserves and other library services, please visit the Libraries & Archives website or the Faculty Research Guide. Should you have questions or need assistance, please use the Ask Us feature of our website or email 

Have a great semester!

The New School Libraries and Archives