Archives Research Program

We offer programs for graduate students interested in learning how to better navigate and understand archives and special collections.

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Attend our Archives Bootcamp 

In accordance with Emory University’s recommendation to cancel gatherings and move to online learning, we cancelled the Spring 2020 bootcamp. We are currently exploring options for archival training for Fall 2020; please check this web page for updates.

Archives Research Program's Bootcamp Details:

The Archives Research Program's bootcamp takes place annually and is open to any Emory University graduate student preparing for archival research.  Sessions are taught by Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library archivists and Emory librarians. It covers these topics:

  • Archives culture and etiquette
  • Finding archives
  • Understanding finding aids 
  • Creating research and data management plans 
  • Using productivity tools for archives
Archives Reading Room

Photo Credit: Stephen Nowland/Emory University

To request a discipline-specific workshop please contact your subject librarian or the ARP team at For more information on potential workshop topics, please see our menu of workshops.

Learn More with our Speaker Series 

The Archives Research Program maintains a speaker series on topics relevant to research in archives and special collections. 

Past examples include:

  • Conducting Research in International Archives 
  • Teaching with Archives
  • Practical Archives Research Tips
  • Finding African Americans in the Archives
  • Documenting the Movies
  • Women's Studies and Archives

To propose a speaker or panel topic, please contact us at