Beyond the Collaborative Research Seminar, we feel there remains a need to have time, space, and synergy for students, faculty, and staff working on developing primary source skills and pedagogy. To that end, we have created a Center for the Humanities Working Group titled “Primary Source: A Working Group on Special Collections, Archives, and Libraries.” We invite you to join us as a member to stay up to date on events, workshops, and seminars related to primary source work, and to collaborate so this space best fits your needs at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Primary Source provides a space for students, faculty, and staff who are interested in deep engagement with archives and special collections: for interrogating research methods, recovering histories and silences, and developing technical skills for professional experience. This working group offers a space for participants with academic, professional, and creative interests in archives and rare materials to convene and collectively think through ways to enrich their work. Primary Source is also home to the Collaborative Research Seminar on Archives and Special Collections, hosted in conjunction with the Graduate Center Library and the New York Public Library, with support from Lost and Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, the Center for the Humanities, the Early Research Initiative, and GC Digital Initiatives.
The Primary Source Working Group on Special Collections, Archives, and Libraries is organized by Mary Catherine Kinniburgh (English, the Graduate School, CUNY). Visit the Primary Source Working Group’s website here for more information.