US National Archives & Library of Congress
A free shuttle for researches connects Archives II, in College Park MD, and the Library of Congress, in downtown DC.
Washington DC offers students in the Department of History a wide variety of research opportunities and site visits that will enrich their understanding of U.S. history. The United States National Archives II Study-in-America program supports the College of Liberal Arts’ undergraduate and graduate initiatives in diversity studies, English, History, the Honors’ College, International Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, and Women’s and Gender History, as well as continuing awareness of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s legacy at Texas State.
One of the suburbs of our nation’s capital, College Park MD, is the home to the Archives II facility, where the bulk of U.S. civilian records are curated. College Park MD is also home to the University of Maryland’s flagship campus, which ensures that all the support services (dormitory housing, cafeteria services, medical facilities) are available for a successful university experience away from home. This new program will give students in the research seminar and upper level U.S. history courses access to the widest array of sources in the nation, thereby broadening the topic options for research.
In addition to its millions of published works, the Library of Congress has more than sixty million manuscript items available in its 11,000 separate collections, with a strong focus on American history and culture. Collections include the oral histories collected by the WPA Federal Writers Project, including the Slave Narratives and Folklore Projects; 23 Presidential Papers collections, including collections for Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln; scrapbooks kept by the Women's Suffrage movement, folk music records, early films of jazz records; the records of the Confederate States of America; the papers of John J. Pershing, U.S. Commander in Chief during WWI; as well as the personal papers of Rosa Parks, Wilbur and Orville Wright, William T. Sherman, Lewis Carroll, and Walt Whitman.
Admission is selective, and space is limited.
Tuition and Program Fee
Tuition for three hours of undergraduate university credit: $774.99
Program Fee: $1,100.00
Program fee covers lodging (including WiFi and linens), breakfast and dinner, transportation to and from airport, and transportation to and from National Archives each day.
Important Note: Personal expenses and airfare are not included in the Program Fee.
Course tuition and the Program Fee will be billed to your regular Texas State account and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.
Drops and Refunds
All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply to all billed and paid tuition and program fees.
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