The goal of archival instruction sessions taught by the Avery Research Center faculty is to give students the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to effectively and efficiently find, interpret, and use archives, manuscripts, and other types of unique primary sources.

Our sessions are tailored to the needs of particular classes or special interest groups. Additionally, we can give presentations to departmental faculty and staff who wish to incorporate primary source materials into their course work. For more information about services that we can provide please see here.

If you would like to arrange for an instruction session, please fill out this form at least two weeks in advance to arrange for an instruction session. Due to COVID-19 capacity limits most instruction sessions will be done virtually via Zoom.

COVID-19 POLICIES: The Avery Research Center is NOT currently open for walk-in, guided tours. Researchers must schedule a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment.

OPEN HOUSE: The Avery Research Center currently offers self-guided tours on the second Wednesday of the month. Advance registration required.