“The Archive” is Not An Archives: new link

Many of us have enjoyed reading Michelle Caswell’s important piece, ‘”The Archive” is Not An Archives: Acknowledging the Intellectual Contributions of Archival Studies’ which appeared in the online journal Reconstruction in their special issue Archives on Fire. The issue is not currently accessible so here is a link to the article on the University of California E-Scholarship site.

In this article, Caswell makes the critically important point that

‘The two discussions-of “the archive” by humanities scholars, and of archives by archival studies scholars (located in library and information studies departments and schools of information)-are happening on parallel tracks in which scholars in both disciplines are largely not taking part in the same conversations, not speaking the same conceptual languages, and not benefiting from each other’s insights.’

Good to have this available once more.