Volunteering in the Archives

The Inez Moore Parker Archives and Research Center welcomes volunteers, including JCSU students or community members with an interest in African American history, genealogy, or the history of Johnson C. Smith University. We work with JCSU departments to provide practicum and independent study opportunities for students from history, African American studies, communication, and other related disciplines.

Student and community volunteer projects may include: processing and arranging archival collections, digitizing photos or audio files; conducting or transcribing oral history projects, assisting with exhibits or special projects, and marketing the archives and managing social media.

Opportunities will depend on available collections and your specific course or area of study requirements. In the future, the Archives plans to host a summer fellowship open to students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities that have an interest in gaining first-hand experience in Archives.

If you are are interested in learning more about volunteer or independent study opportunities, please contact the University Archivist with your name, available times, and area of interes at bdlunsford@jcsu.edu or (704) 371-6730