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Center for Archival Research and Training (CART)

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

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About the Center for Archival Research and Training

Our Mission

In cultivating impactful learning experiences, CART develops students' archival research skills to support their career success, and increases access to unique Library resources.

 

Our Vision

UC Santa Cruz students are confident in critically engaging with primary source materials throughout their careers.

 

About Us

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 with CART allows students to gain experience with archives and receive compensation at a rate competitive with similar on-campus employment options.

 

Students in the Center for Archival Research and Training:

  • gain practical, paid work experience in a library and archives setting
  • learn about the field of archival studies through foundational and contemporary theory and practice
  • 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
  • collaboratively curate an exhibit showcasing archival materials
  • learn about digital humanities methods and tools in the Library's Center for Digital Scholarship
  • present their work at the annual Graduate Research Symposium during Spring quarter

 

The CART Commons program:

  • provides an informal setting to discuss issues related to archival research
  • hosts hands-on sessions with archival collections
  • is open to all UC Santa Cruz students

 

To learn about current and past CART Fellowship projects, click on the Projects tab at left.

Impact Report

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The 2022 CART Impact Report shows recent archival processing, exhibition, and digital projects by the graduate student fellows in the Center for Archival Research and Training, and the program's continued impact since its founding in 2014.

Download the full PDF at the link listed below, or by clicking the image at left.