Course Related Materials
Berea Digital supports the teaching and learning goals and objectives of the College curriculum. Access to some materials is restricted to the Berea College Community.
The following courses have been especially targeted for support by Berea
Digital. As digitized materials become available course
pages will be added to the site.
- GSTR 210: Identity and Diversity in the United States
"...engaging all students on issues close to the
historic mission of the College--race, gender, Appalachia, and class. Each
section initially explores the story
of Berea, including as it relates to the unifying themes of GSTR 210." (course
- The Great Commitments
This essay explores the history of The Great Commitments of Berea College. Shannon Wilson, currently Head of Special
Collections & Archives, served as Berea College Archivist from 1985 to 2007.
- Berea College and Interracial Education: The First 150 Years
this important essay, Andrew Baskin, Associate Professor of
African and African American Studies and General Studies, discusses
"how Bereans have tried to achieve the commitment to interracial
education from the founding of the institution in 1855 to its
sesquicentennial in 2005-2006."
- Educated and Organized: Women at the Center of Berea College
By drawing upon primary and secondary
documents, this essay by Dr. Jackie Burnside, Associate Professor
of Sociology, surveys local and national trends in women’s
history, describes briefly biographical details about some
of the courageous women who studied, taught, and worked at
Berea College, and notes continuing issues for future research.
- Appalachia: Who cares, and So What?
This essay by Dr. Chad Berry, Director of Berea College's Appalachian Center, and Goode Professor of Appalachian Studies and Coordinator of Appalachian Studies, explores the creation and meaning of the term Appalachia.
- A Perfect Wild Flower and the Straightjacket
of Lines and Spaces: Berea’s
Two Spheres of Music
Harry Rice, Sound Archivist at Hutchins Library's Special Collections & Archives, explores the complementary nature of various types of musical activities at Berea, including the teaching of European Art Music, the preservation of more vernacular music traditions, as well at the Black Music Ensemble.
- APS 286/CFS 286: Appalachian Foodways
A collection of recipe books, booklets and pamphlets comprise the Dotson Foodways Collection. These items were collected and digitized specifically to be used as resource material for this course.
- HIS 200: Introduction to Historical Study
"...includes examination of various kinds of sources
and how they are handled, principles of research, the collection of data
and use of quantitative analysis, historical reasoning, interpretation and
synthesis, the history of historical study, and issues raised by contemporary
concerns about the uses of history." (course
- TAD 265: Electricity and Electronics
Images of and material about The Contrast House were added to the Berea College Archives - Administration Collection. These materials will help Professor Matt Jadud's students visualize, build and wire a model version of the house.