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Family and Community Archives Project

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Family and Community Archives Project
May 28-July 2008
Exhibits Corridor, Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street, New Haven

This exhibition of materials assembled by students from New Haven's Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School tells the stories of their families and neighborhoods. It was created through the Family and Community Archives Project, an initiative conceived by twenty-one Yale University Library archivists to introduce New Haven high school students to the archival profession and the work of professional archivists. Over nine weeks, 113 juniors and their teachers in “United States History II” learned how to find and care for photographs, documents, and artifacts, and learned how to do research using primary sources.

The exhibition is free and open to the public and runs until the end of July, 2008