We are looking for community partners to co-host events with us across the state! We provide all workshop supplies and services for free! If you want to host your own event, see our Community-Driven Archives (CDA) Toolkits.
Latinxs, Blacks, Asian & Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQ community make up over 42% of Arizona's population but are only represented in 0-2% of known archival collections.Arizona Archives Matrix Project
Community History and Archives Workshops
Individuals learn how to be Community Archivists, agents of change for Arizona archives. With hands-on activities, they learn how to appraise their material for historical value, how to arrange and organize it by subject, date, or size, how to create a finding aid using Microsoft Word or Excel, and how to analyze a photograph by identifying people, places, and dates. In addition, they receive an Archive Starter Kit that contains a bilingual preservation brochure (Spanish and English), and archival supplies including an acid-free box, folders, mylar, and gloves to help them in the preservation process.
Scanning and Oral History Days
Community members learn how to scan archival material, like letters and photographs, and how to conduct an oral history interview. The Community-Driven Archives team offers free scanning consultation and scans material for people as time permits.