Archival Research Methods

Camp Rhetoric
Arnold-Ebbitt Interdisciplinary Rhetoricians
Penn State


  • Introductions (yourself, your prior experience with archival research, and any initial questions you have)
  • Overview of readings
  • Discussion of methods for brick-and-mortar and digital archival research
  • Final questions?

Readings for Discussion

Lynée Lewis Gaillet’s “Archival Survival: Navigating Historical Research” in Working in the Archives: Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition

Alexis E. Ramsey-Tobienne’s “Archives 2.0: Digital Archives and the Formation of New Research Methods” in Peitho

Additional Resources

Available at site for Rhetoric / Archives / Information course