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Center for Archival Research and Training (CART)

Learn more about CART Commons - a community for graduate students interested in archival research.

CART Commons

CART Commons fosters a sense of community for UC Santa Cruz students interested in archival research. It provides opportunities to engage with one another and with archivists and special collections librarians in considering questions related to primary source research practices.

Our events include hands-on archival explorations, informal presentations, and discussions on practical approaches, questions, challenges, and anxieties about archival research.


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CART Commons is hosted by Special Collections & ArchivesUniversity Library, in collaboration with the Elisabeth Remak-Honnef Center for Archival Research and Training (CART).

Upcoming Events


Past Events


Some examples of past CART Commons events are listed below.


Memory Work: Oral History as Toolkit for Creating a Living & Making an Impact

  • With guest Cameron Vanderscoff, Independent Oral Historian

Echoes of Seema Weatherwax: History, Sound, and Creative Practice in the Archive

  • With guests Brock Stuessi, CART Fellow, and Michael J. Kramer, SUNY Brockport

The Power of Words 

Copyright in the Archive

  • With guests Martha Stuit, UCSC Scholarly Communication Librarian, and Katie Fortney, CDL Copyright Policy & Education Officer

Conducting and Using Oral Histories

  • With guest Irene Reti, Director of Regional History Project, UC Santa Cruz
Planning for Archival Research Trips

Archival Silences

The Digitized Turn in Archival Research

Conducting Efficient and Holistic Archival Research

  • With guest Nathaniel Deutsch, UCSC Professor and Director of The Humanities Institute
Annual informational sessions on CART Fellowship program
Open discussion sessions