Program Details

Program Name: The Newark Citizen Historian Initiative

Category : Research, Scholarship and Training

DESCRIPTION: The Newark Citizen Historian Initiative (NCHI) which is hosted at the Institute of Jazz Studies strives to empower community members to take an active role in maintaining the histories of their families, communities, and organizations. By conducting workshops on the basics of household preservation, NCHI helps to ensure that everyday history survives for future generations of residents, students, and researchers. In 2016, the NCHI was excited to organize workshops on preserving photographs, textiles, and digital collections, as well as on genealogy.