Community Archives Graduate Seminar, New York University

In Spring 2019, I created and taught a graduate seminar on Community Archives in the New York University Archives and Public History program. My students worked in close collaboration with the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB), a nonprofit that supports low-income residents to take control of their housing. Over the course of the semester, my students inventoried UHAB’s archive, wrote blog posts exploring items in the archive, hosted a post-custodial digitization event for UHAB members, and created final projects reflecting the needs and priorities of UHAB staff and members. View the 2019 course syllabus here.

In 2021, my Community Archives students will be working with CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities to support the creation of a digital archive and with Mutual Aid NYC to develop and host an archives training. View the 2021 course syllabus here.


I teach several workshops aiming to support individuals and communities to care for, and make use of, their archives. Please contact me if you are interested in one of these trainings.

  • Personal Digital Archiving 101 (Previously taught at the Center for Jewish History, Brooklyn Historical Society, Queens Public Library, Queens College, and more). View a video of my workshop at the Center for Jewish History, Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute.
  • Building Solidarity: Supporting Community Organizations through Archival Practice, taught in collaboration with community groups. Previous collaborations have included the Asian American Arts Alliance, UHAB, Mutual Aid NYC, and more.