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The American Century (HIST 165 / AMST 199): Writing Assignment 1


This course guide is intended to assist students in their first writing assignment for the course The American Century (HIST 165 / AMST 199), taught by Professor Beverly Gage during Spring term 2024 at Yale University.

Library Contacts

Students in this course should feel free to contact Bill Landis (, Teaching Librarian, Beinecke Library, with any questions about the collections on hold for this assignment.

Writing Assignment 1

IMPORTANT: The "Register Online" link on the PDF assignment handout above isn't working. Use this link to "Register Online" (the Yale-University-Login option) if you don't already have a a Yale Special Collections account. You must set up your account before you visit the Beinecke or Manuscripts and Archives reading rooms.

Optional Archives Workshops via Zoom

If you're unsure about how to get started on the archival research for Writing Assignment 1, feel free to join Bill Landis, Teaching Librarian at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, for a short Zoom workshop on Friday, February 2nd. Workshops begin at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Follow the link to the Writing Assignment 1 PDF in the box above for the Zoom link for each of these workshops.