Archives Research Program

The Archives Research Program is a collaborative program of the Robert W. Woodruff Library, the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library (MARBL) and the Laney Graduate School. The program is for graduate students interested in strengthening their skills in using and understanding archives and special collections.

The program consists of two elements. “Using the Unique: Graduate Research Training in Archives & Special Collections” is a two-day intensive workshop offered in the Fall and Summer semesters. Sessions are taught by MARBL archivists and Woodruff librarians on topics such finding archives, understanding finding aids, creating research plans, using productivity tools, and care and handling of rare materials. “Understanding Archives” is a speaker series on topics relevant to research in archives and special collections.

Using the Unique: Graduate Research Training in Archives & Special Collections

This two-day intensive workshop is typically taught in the Spring semester. Contact us if you are interested!

Understanding Archives

While targeted at graduate students, all “Understanding Archives” events are free and open to the public.

Mission & Goals

The purpose of this program is to contribute to the research mission of Emory University by building an interdisciplinary learning community among graduate students through intensive training related to finding archives, research planning and proper stewardship of rare materials. The goals of the program are:

  • To foster exemplary research and scholarship by graduate students through the use of original source materials
  • To establish librarians and archivists as resources for graduate students
  • To promote a greater understanding of ethical and professional archival and research standards
  • To inspire confidence in graduate student users of archives
  • To enhance research skills for the continued success of a core Emory community

For additional information please contact archives.research.program@emory.edu.