Archives in Context is a podcast about archives and the people behind them. Cosponsored by the Publications Board, American Archivist Editorial Board, and Committee on Public Awareness of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the podcast is hosted by Bethany Anderson, Chris Burns, Ashley Levine, Nicole Milano, Colleen McFarland Rademaker, and Anna Trammell.
Dominique Luster, Teenie Harris archivist at the Carnegie Museum of Art, discusses her TED Talk and her role in building community to better steward a large photographic collection documenting African American life in mid-twentieth century Pittsburgh. Her experiences in cleaning up “dirty data” and her thoughts on archivists’ understanding of professionalism round out the conversation. … Continue reading Episode 7: Dominique Luster
Anthony Cocciolo, dean of the Pratt Institute School of Information, speaks about his award-winning book, Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists. He discusses his inspiration for the book and explains how his recommendations can be realized even in small archival programs. He also shares his thoughts on archival outreach for audiovisual and other archival … Continue reading Episode 6: Anthony Cocciolo
Karen Trivette, head of special collections and archives at the Fashion Institute of Technology, provides a behind-the-scenes look at An Archivist’s Tale (a podcast produced by Karen and her husband, archivist Geof Huth), tells her own archival origin story, and talks about her passion for sharing archival and special collections materials. Episode Extras … Continue reading Episode 5: Karen Trivette
Listen to four compelling stories from the archives in this selection from A Finding Aid to My Soul, the open-mic storytelling event at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018, sponsored by SAA’s Committee on Public Awareness (COPA) and emceed by COPA member Chris Burns, University of Vermont. Storytellers are Petrina Jackson, head of Special Collections and University Archives, Iowa State … Continue reading Episode 4: A Finding Aid to My Soul
Michelle Caswell talks about her research for the book Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia, the history of the bureaucratic recordkeeping regime of the Khmer Rouge, and the ways in which these photographs are both testaments of archival silence and agency.
Cal Lee, professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and editor of American Archivist, shares his vision for the journal, advice in writing for peer-reviewed journals, and strategic ways to get involved in professional associations.
Kären Mason, curator at the Iowa Women’s Archives, discusses her passion for women’s collections, the role of women’s archives in contemporary archival practice, and SAA's 2018 One Book, One Profession selection, Perspectives on Women’s Archives.