Graduate Student Workshop at the Congregational Library & Archives

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The Congregational Library & Archives in Boston is pleased to invite current graduate students to apply for an in-person workshop in research methods at 14 Beacon Street from 9 am - 1 pm on Thursday, March 2, 2023.

The workshop, led by Dr. Richard Boles and Dr. Jaimie Crumley, will introduce participants to archival materials related to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century African Americans and Native Americans that are available at the Congregational Library or digitally with the New England’s Hidden Histories project. More information and an application form are available on our website ( There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Applications are now open and will be accepted until February 1, 2023.

About the presenters:

Dr. Jaimie Crumley is an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah, where she teaches courses including Black American Women's History and Abolitionist Feminisms. Currently, she is the Research Fellow at Old North Illuminated in Boston, where she researches the experiences of the Old North Church's Black and Indigenous parishioners from 1723-1923.

Dr. Richard Boles is an Associate Professor of History at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of Dividing the Faith: The Rise of Segregated Churches in the Early American North (NYU Press, 2020). Boles began researching at the Congregational Library & Archives in 2004 and is currently a member of their Board of Directors.