Category: Archives

Portuguese translation of RJ Cox’s Personal Archives: A New Archival Calling

Our 2009 publication, Personal Archives: A New Archival Calling, by Richard J. Cox, has been translated into Portuguese and published by Editora UFMG: Arquivos Pessoais: Um Novo Campo Profissional – Leituras, reflexões e reconsiderações This is our second book translated into Portuguese, the first being John Miedema’s book, Slow Reading.

Call for Assistance — Interference Archive

Message from Jen Hoyer of the Interference Archive in NYC: Hi all, I thought some on this list might be interested in recent updates from Interference Archive — a project near and dear to my heart. Located in Brooklyn, NY, since 2011 Interference Archive (http://interferencearchive.org/) has collected and provided open stacks access to material produced … Read more Call for Assistance — Interference Archive

Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference

Archival Research and Education Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference Editors: Richard J. Cox, Alison Langmead, and Eleanor Mattern Price: $45.00 Published: December 2015 ISBN: 978-1-63400-020-8 436 pages Printed on acid-free paper Available from Amazon.com This book is number seven in the Series on Archives, Archivists, and Society, Richard J. Cox, editor. The sixth … Read more Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference

Project ARCC

From the website: Project ARCC is a task force of archivists striving to motivate the archival profession to affect climate change. We seek to achieve a four-fold mission: – Protect archival collections from the impact of climate change – Reduce our professional carbon and ecological footprint – Elevate climate change related archival collections to improve … Read more Project ARCC

Call for Papers: Affect and the Archive

Special Issue of Archival Science Call for Papers: Affect and the Archive Guest editors: Anne J. Gilliland (Gilliland@gseis.ucla.edu) and Marika Cifor (mcifor@ucla.edu), UCLA Department of Information Studies. Building upon the momentum generated by the Symposium on Affect and the Archive held at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in November 2014 and the enthusiastic … Read more Call for Papers: Affect and the Archive

CFP: Radical Archives (Archive Journal)

Archive Journal Special issue: Radical Archives Deadline: April 15, 2015 “Radical archives” and “radical archiving” are concepts that continue to gain currency among archivists, artists and cultural theorists alike, but to date, discussions of “radical archives” and “radical archiving” often appear to rest on an assumed rather than articulated understanding of what these concepts mean. … Read more CFP: Radical Archives (Archive Journal)

Second Annual Library Juice Paper Contest Winner

Library Juice Press is happy to announce the winner of the Second Annual Library Juice Paper Contest. Michelle Caswell’s paper, titled, “Inventing New Archival Imaginaries: Theoretical Foundations for Identity-Based Community Archives,” was judged by the award jury to be the best paper out of 25 submitted in this year’s contest, in a blind process in … Read more Second Annual Library Juice Paper Contest Winner

Radical Archives and Index of the Disappeared

Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani are artists, archivists, and activists. Both have been involved in immigration rights activism, especially after 9/11, and they created the shifting exhibition Index of the Disappeared, now in its 10th year, to address the insidious surveillance, false narratives, and criminalization of dissent perpetrated by the U.S. government. I saw the “Secrets … Read more Radical Archives and Index of the Disappeared

New book: Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the U.S. and Canada

Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the U.S. and Canada Editors: Dominique Daniel and Amalia Levi Price: $45.00 Published: April 2014 ISBN: 978-1-936117-85-7 Printed on acid-free paper This book is a part of the Litwin Books Series on Archives, Archivists, and Society, Richard J. Cox, editor. Identity Palimpsests assesses the ways ethnic identities and other forms … Read more New book: Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the U.S. and Canada

New Book: Import of the Archive

Import of the Archive: U.S. Colonial Rule of the Philippines and the Making of American Archival History Author: Cheryl Beredo Price: $25.00 Published: June 2013 ISBN: 978-1-936117-72-7 Printed on acid-free paper Published by Litwin Books This book a part of the Series on Archives, Archivists, and Society, Richard J. Cox, editor. Import of the Archive … Read more New Book: Import of the Archive

The Mexican Suitcase

Recommended to anyone interested in archives and the cultural record: the documentary now streaming on Netflix called The Mexican Suitcase. It’s about the recovery of a cache of photographic negatives made by important photographers who went to fight the fascists with their cameras during the Spanish Civil War. (It’s called The Mexican Suitcase because it … Read more The Mexican Suitcase

Interview with Christine D’Arpa

I have interviewed Chris D’Arpa for the News and Comment blog over at Library Juice Academy. Chris is in the instructor for a course being offered in November: “So Now I Am an Archivist, Too?! Introduction to Archives Administration and Management. Chris gave an informative interview that will provide some background about her to anyone … Read more Interview with Christine D’Arpa

CfP: Identity Palimpsests: Ethnic Archiving in the U.S. and Canada

Call for Papers: Identity Palimpsests: Ethnic Archiving in the U.S. and Canada Forthcoming volume in the series Archives, Archivists, and Society. Series editor: Richard J. Cox. Publisher: Litwin Books, LLC, Los Angeles, CA Volume editors: Dr. Dominique Daniel, Assistant Professor, Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages, Kresge Library, Oakland University (daniel [at] oakland.edu) and … Read more CfP: Identity Palimpsests: Ethnic Archiving in the U.S. and Canada

Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century

Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century Editors: Lyz Bly and Kelly Wooten Price: $30.00 Published: June 2012 ISBN: 978-1-936117-13-0 Printed on acid-free paper Number 2 in the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, Emily Drabinski, series editor. Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and … Read more Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century

The Interference Archive Documents Radical History

(I’m usually pretty lackluster when it comes to generating blog post titles, but at least for this one I ignored my brain when it repeatedly suggested “A Radical Archive Grows in Brooklyn.”) A few weeks ago, a group of librarians was invited to an evening at the new Interference Archive in Brooklyn, NY, not far … Read more The Interference Archive Documents Radical History

Litwin Books Series in Archives, Archivists and Society

Litwin Books Series on Archives, Archivists and Society Richard J. Cox, series editor The notion of archives and the archive and the work of archivists and related professionals are undergoing great changes today. While archives have been around for thousands of years, it is only in the past century or so that the notion of … Read more Litwin Books Series in Archives, Archivists and Society

A Different Kind of Archive: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The most recent Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR had a story about a different kind of archive: a vault containing seeds from the world’s grains, for preservation purposes. Central to the story is the Global Crop Diversity Trust. This is interesting in a number of ways. One rather academic question it raises is whether seed … Read more A Different Kind of Archive: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Podcast: Archives and Activism: The Contemporary Turn

Podcast on “Archives and Activism: The Contemporary Turn,” from a panel discussion moderated by Emily Drabinski and featuring some others you may know. From the site: Over the past two decades, the archive has emerged as a central site of feminist knowledge production and activism. Feminist archives and special collections have been able to document … Read more Podcast: Archives and Activism: The Contemporary Turn

CFP: Archival Education and Human Rights

Call for Submissions: Special Issue on Archival Education and Human Rights InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies In a recent article in American Archivist, a group of some two-dozen archival faculty and doctoral students from programs around the world called on archival educators to develop a new educational framework that both reflects and … Read more CFP: Archival Education and Human Rights