Archives Research Program

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

Attend our Archives Bootcamp

Join us for the Archives Research Program's annual archives bootcamp. The bootcamp takes place each May and is open to any Emory University graduate student preparing for summer 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
Applications open in March.

Rose Library 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