The Archives Research and Collaborative History Program (ARCH) introduces participants to the archival field, how to use primary-source documents, and potential career opportunities in cultural heritage professions. Students and program facilitators from Princeton and participating HBCUs will also engage in critical discussions about archival practice and the importance of diversity in archival collections.
Conducted on the Princeton University campus, participants will learn about archives through lectures, discussions, tours, hands-on workshops, and field trips led by special collections staff, librarians, and featured guest lecturers from both Princeton and participating HBCUs. Following the program, participants will coordinate with a mentor and potentially work on an archival project at their home institution.
Students and staff from five historically black colleges and universities explored archival practices, historical narratives and social justice during the inaugural Archives Research and Collaborative History Program at Princeton. (Video by Danielle Alio, Princeton University Office of Communications)
ARCH Staff - Special Collections
ARCH Staff - HBCU Institutions
ARCH Staff - Princeton University Art Museum