Research 101: Getting Started with Archives

Date and Time
Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 12 - 1 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Event Details

Join an archivist from the Manuscripts and Archives division for an introduction to archival research at The New York Public Library. This class will help researchers learn more about searching and accessing the Library’s archival collections. After completing this course, participants will be able to navigate the Library’s collection guides, identify relevant archival collections, formulate research questions, and gain a better understanding of how primary sources fit into the research process. Participants will also learn how to request archival material via NYPL’s Special Collections Account.

This 60-minute session includes dedicated time for independent research during which an archivist will be available for questions. We encourage attendees to bring their own laptops or devices. A small number will be available for use and distributed first-come, first-serve.

  • Audience: Adults, College & Graduate Students, Teachers, College/Graduate School Educators
Assistive Listening and ASL
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing