As an archivist, it isn’t often that someone comes in to use the collections in an unconventional way and challenges me to think outside the box. That’s why I feel it necessary to share this little story with you. I recently had the pleasure of working with some New Media Majors at the University of North Carolina – Asheville who challenged my traditional reference approach by creating something a little different from the average student research paper. Because their field of study was so different then what I’m used to, they had a new and refreshing way of looking at the historical materials and brought a fresh enthusiasm to the search. The end result, a mini-documentary that is more poignant in its twelve-minute length than any twelve page paper I could ever write. Drew Glover and Kevin Boggs might have been the students but they definitely taught me a thing or two. Black Mountain College: A Child’s Recollection confirms that thinking outside the archival box is an indulgence we should do more often.