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.

BUILDING CLOSURES: We will be closed to the public on Friday, May 10th and Monday, May 27th. Building and reading room hours may have closures outside of this period due to private events, contact us in advance for further assistance.

MUSEUM TOURS: The Avery Research Center offers self-guided tours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1030AM-12PM and 2PM-330PM. For large groups we ask you limit 25 people or fewer per time slot for self-guided tours. Due to staffing shortages Avery will not be offering guided tours to the general public until further notice.

ARCHIVES: Researchers must have a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment.