Tools for Researchers Program

The Tools for Researchers Program is a resource for scholars conducting research throughout the Americas. With a focus on working in archives, scholars and students will find materials on how to conduct research in archives, tips and tricks from seasoned researchers, finding aids, and descriptions of archival collections.

The centerpiece of the program is a guide to doing research in Mexico City, to complement ARENET’s mission to support innovative research and our felloship programs. It provides detailed information and advice on planning a research trip, living in Mexico City, and detailed reports on various archives via a series of PDFs that can be downloaded and printed. As part of this guide, ARENET will host an open access collection of Linda Arnold’s finding aids to Mexico City archives.

Additionally, we will offer a series called presents “Little Known Archives for Latin America” focused on collections located across the United States that have great value for research on the Americas. With an emphasis on collections that are not digitized, look for descriptions and information on access to uncover hidden gems for research on history, art, politics, culture, and related themes for different time periods and regions.

For more information and general queries, please contact Catherine Tracy Goode, Director of the Tools for Researchers Program, at

Researcher's Guide to Mexico City

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Linda Arnold's Finding Aids

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Little Known Archives for Latin America

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