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Central Piedmont Archives

LibGuide for How to Access and Contribute to the History of Central Piedmont

Instruction Opportunities

Central Piedmont Archives offers different types of instructional opportunities to faculty and students interested in learning about archival research methods. All lesson types are applicable to virtual and in-person opportunities. Please contact Central Piedmont Archives to make an appointment if this project is of interest.

  • Class Session with No Assignment

Participants of this session will become familiar with collections held in Central Piedmont Archives and throughout the Charlotte metro-area; learn techniques for examining and interpreting historical materials;  and gain knowledge of archival database systems in relation to research requirements. This is more of a general introduction to archival research with lessons that can be applied to any research topic.

  • Class Session with a Class Assignment

Participants of this session will learn helpful information literacy skills by researching collections held in Central Piedmont Archives and the Charlotte metro-area. This is a more in-depth session on archival research covering collection organization, navigation of database systems; reading room policies and handling of materials (when in-person); interpretation of historical materials; and more. These lessons are incorporated into a larger class assignment that can be contributed to the archives for preservation.

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