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Center for Archival Research and Training (CART)

2017 Exhibit: Celebrating Innovation and Public Engagement at UC Santa Cruz

Celebrating Innovation and Public Engagement at UC Santa Cruz showcases four collections from the University Archives: the Raymond F. Dasmann papers, the Shakespeare Santa Cruz records, the records of the Feminist Studies Department at UCSC, and the UCSC Women of Color Research Cluster records. This exhibit highlights the contributions these people and organizations made to the university and beyond, and shows ways in which they innovated in their own communities of practice, engaging UCSC students, faculty, and staff along the way.


These exhibits were curated by the 2016-2017 CART Fellows:

Alina Ivette Fernandez

Megan Martenyi

​​LuLing Osofsky

​Alex Ullman​

Maggie Wander


View the Digital Companion Exhibits Here

2016 Exhibit: Reading Nature, Observing Science

Reading Nature, Observing Science: Examining Material Practices in the Lick Observatory Archives and Kenneth S. Norris Papers examines the Lick Observatory Records and the Kenneth S. Norris Papers through the historical construct of the "book of nature, and questions how science has treated nature as a text to be understood through objective practices of "reading" and which must be carefully reproduced and analyzed through objective modes of representation.


This exhibit was curated by the 2015-2016 CART Fellows: 

Danielle Crawford

Alex Moore

Christine Turk


View the Digital Companion Exhibit Here

2015 Exhibit: Activism in the Archives


Activism in the Archives focuses on the papers of Ruth-Marion Baruch, John Thorne, and Karen Tei Yamashita, three activists from the local northern California region. These international icons are united by their dedication to cultural and political activism and their involvement in and/or relationship to the social justice movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s: the Black Power, Flower Power, Red Power, and Yellow Power movements.


This exhibit was curated by the inaugural cohort of CART Fellows in 2014-2015: 

crystal am nelson

Melissa Eriko Poulsen

​Samantha Williams


View the Digital Companion Exhibit Here