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Center for Archival Research and Training (CART)

Learn more about this graduate fellowship program and apply for a position.

About the Center for Archival Research and Training

The Elisabeth Remak-Honnef Center for Archival Research and Training (CART) integrates primary source materials more fully into the teaching and research mission of the university by providing hands-on experience for graduate students, while enhancing access to archival collections for all. Working in CART allows students to gain experience with primary sources and receive compensation at a rate competitive with similar on-campus employment options.

CART fellows:

  • gain practical, paid work experience in a library and archives setting
  • help make archival collections available to researchers
  • enhance their own skills in conducting primary source research
  • work with other graduate students from different disciplines and interests
  • collaborate to curate and produce physical and digital exhibits
  • work with digital tools in the Digital Scholarship Commons
  • present their work at the annual Graduate Research Symposium during Spring quarter


What do CART Fellows do?

Fellows work with a professional archivist for 100 hours during an academic quarter and are trained to arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to archival collections in the UCSC Special Collections and Archives, following established standards in archival processing.

Fellows then return in a subsequent quarter (usually Spring) to collaboratively curate a physical and digital exhibit of the materials they processed earlier that year.

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