Reposting: Ten Resources to Contextualize Archives and Archival Labour

This article from (30 June 2017) brings together ten must read resources “to contextualize archival practice, archival labour, and the work archivists do”.

“There are many colleagues both within Canadian archives and beyond who have been writing and speaking about the challenges of counteracting the ‘why isn’t it already digitized’ question, directly confronting the erasure of archival labour in popular and academic discourse, and discussing the responsibility for archivists to confront our own failures to care for the legacies of marginalized communities and the overwhelming whiteness of our profession.”

In addition to the resources listed, it encourages us to read the work of Melissa AdamsMichelle CaswellMarika CiforJarrett M. DrakeRaymond Frogner,Anne GillilandRebecca GoldmanMyron GrooverVerne HarrisBergis JulesAnalú LópezJesse LoyerMark MatienzoAllison MillsTara RobertsonNick RuestRebecka SheffieldAriel Schudson, Ed Summers, Eira TanseyKate TheimerSamantha ThompsonStacie Williams and Sam Winn.


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