The National Archives at New York City

Introduction to Archival Research

  • Grades: 9-12, Undergraduate, Graduate
  • Courses: History, Civics, Education, etc
  • Capacity: 15-35 Students
  • Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours
  • Availability: Monday-Friday (except Federal holidays)
  • Location: On-Site or Off-Site
  • Cost: Free

Introduction to Archival Research

The National Archives at New York City offers free workshops for high schools, colleges, universities, and other learning communities to learn about the National Archives and the rich primary sources it holds.

In the Introduction to Archival Research student workshop, participants learn about the National Archives, the variety of records it maintains, and strategies for conducting research at the National Archives. Participants in this workshop also receive a behind-the-scenes tour of our facility, viewing of original records from our holdings, and an opportunity to work with facsimile copies of documents in our learning center.

Note: The Introduction to Archival Research workshop can be customized to explore a diverse variety of primary source documents from the National Archives. Contact us to find out more details

Reserving a Tour

To find out more about the Introduction to Archival Research workshop, email the National Archives at New York City, or call 1-866-840-1752. To schedule a workshop, complete the
registration form (PDF) and return it via fax (212-401-1638) or

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