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Archives Cluster

The C19 Archives and Print Culture Cluster welcomes scholars, librarians and archivists, and teachers across all levels and institutional contexts who share investments in the materiality of cultural artifacts and the preservation of manuscript, print, and digital materials. We are eager to connect those using serial, ephemeral, or other “unwieldy” artifacts in professional settings like archival management, in teaching, or in scholarship, as well as people working in media history, however broadly or specifically construed. Through a dedicated lunch at each C19 conference, we aim to create a forum for participants to exchange insights and think critically about the material grounds of our research, including but not limited to ideas around material-oriented pedagogies, histories and developments of professional practice (preservation, cataloguing, data management, etc.), issues of access and resources, digital projects-in-progress, and the challenges of addressing archival power structures and erasures.



Sarah Salter

Marina Bilbija

Blevin Shelnutt


Image: Paul Laurence Dunbar, Library of Congress Service Record (1897), Courtesy, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress

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