The application process for ARCH begins in the Spring semester. Staff from Princeton accompany Dr. Caryl McFarlane, the co-founder of the Alliance of HBCU Museums and Galleries, to various HBCUs to speak with students, faculty, and staff about the ARCH program. Applicants are asked to have an interest in library, archives, and/or special collections fields and a commitment to assisting archivists and library staff at home-campus archival repository.
When able to be held on-site, the following are included:
Interested students are asked to submit:
Past essay topics have focused on one or more of the following articles:
Students are selected and informed in approximately early April, though this deadline can vary year to year. A current link to the application can be found here when applicable.