About Out of the Box

The Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary Sources (CCEPS) program promotes connections between students, primary sources, and research activity through directed, hands-on experience with original special collections by providing professional archival training to graduate and undergraduate students at The Claremont Colleges. Select CCEPS fellows process a collection in their area of interest; CCEPS fellows may engage in digitization projects, and are encouraged to explore digital methodologies in their scholarship. The Center supports opportunities for the students to reflect on and discuss their experience with primary sources in a variety of ways, including exhibitions, presentations, blog entries, peer teaching, and digital projects. Students will be able to articulate and demonstrate the importance of primary source materials to their research from personal experience.