The Bancroft Library supports the teaching and research missions of the University of California, Berkeley, and welcomes class visits that incorporate and explore its collections. Every semester, Bancroft hosts a diverse array of classes in which instructors and students use archival documents, manuscripts, rare books, pictorial materials, and more.
In particular, multiple classes from the Departments of American Studies, History, Rhetoric, and Sociology, along with the College Writing and Berkeley Connect programs, have benefited from Bancroft's diverse collections. A sampling of course titles include:
Outside the classroom, The Bancroft Library supports the research of students, scholars, and the general public alike. Its collections have been used extensively in dissertations, theses, publications, exhibitions, films, and much more.
A sampling of publications utilizing Bancroft collections are included below.