Online archival research software from Roy Rosenzweig Center for History

If you were planning to do archival research over the next few weeks or months and your trip has been cancelled or your archive has closed, we may have a solution for you. Tropy, a piece of free software developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University (the same folks who built Zotero), has the capability to allow you to send research photos to others and include information about them such as where they came from and what they are.

Tropy (resources)


Developed by George Mason University and funded by the Mellon Foundation, "Tropy" is a new free app. designed to enable researchers to organize the chaos of photographs they take on research trips to archives.

(the name conveys the opposite of "entropy")

The American Historical Association's newsletter Perspectives on History includes an article about the creation of the app at

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