Archives in Context Wants to Hear from You!

In this special episode focused on archivists and archival work during COVID-19, we encourage you to share your advice and reflections with archivists during this difficult time. Do you have advice for finding joy or practicing self-care? What are you thankful for? You can respond to any of the following prompts:

  • What have you done to practice self-care this year?
  • How have you found joy in 2020?
  • In this difficult time, what advice do you have for your fellow archivists?
  • What are you thankful for this year?

How to contribute:

Option 1: Leave us a voicemail.

Dial 206-395-4635. Your call will go straight to the Archives in Context voicemail. After the beep, respond to any of the prompts listed above. Your voicemail can last up to 3 minutes only.

Option 2: Email us.

Email podcast@archivists.org with your response to any or all of the prompts. You may choose to respond in written form or you can record your voice and send it to us as an attachment. Please keep your responses brief so that we can include as many as possible in the episode. Submissions will be open through November 30, 2020.

Responses received may be edited for length and clarity. Not all responses received will be included in the episode. By submitting an email or voicemail, you are consenting for your words and/or voice to be included in a future episode of Archives in Context. Individual names of contributors will not be included in the episode.

Season 4 of Archives in Context

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The Society of American Archivists (SAA) is delighted to present Season 4 of Archives in Context, a podcast highlighting archival literature and technologies, and most importantly, the people behind them. Cosponsored by SAA’s Publications Board, American Archivist Editorial Board, and Committee on Public Awareness, the podcast explores the often moving and important work of memory-keeping.

In Season 4, released August 2020, hosts Chris Burns, Ashley Levine, Nicole Milano, and Anna Trammell interview authors, editors, and educators who have developed new tools and resources for implementing archival practices that are ethical, accessible, and inclusive and who are expanding the conversation on leadership, preservation, and community. Listen to interviews with

  • Lae’l Hughes-Watkins and Tamar Chute on the influential Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented);
  • Lydia Tang on her collaborative work to revise the Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities;
  • Ashley Farmer on her viral essay “Archiving While Black;”
  • Trevor Owens on his award-winning book The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation;
  • Liza Posas on the workbook she is developing for the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials;
  • Jennifer Johnson on her contribution to Leading and Managing Archives and Manuscripts Programs, volume 1 in SAA’s Archival Fundamentals Series III; and
  • Courtney Dean and Grace Danico on Acid Free, the online magazine of the Los Angeles Archivists Collective. 

Production coordinated by Bethany Anderson and Colleen McFarland Rademaker. Listen to the full season now via the Archives in Context website, Google PlaySpotify, and iTunes.

Season 2 of Archives in Context

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The Society of American Archivists (SAA) is delighted to present Season 2 of Archives in Context, a podcast highlighting archival literature and technologies, and most importantly, the people behind them. Cosponsored by SAA’s Publications Board, American Archivist Editorial Board, and Committee on Public Awareness, the podcast explores the often moving and important work of memory-keeping.

Archivists are continually in conversation. Whether talking in person at conferences, on listservs, through the professional literature, or on social media, these conversations move the profession forward. Each podcast episode offers a commute- or workout-length interview with an archives professional who enriches the field and practice. Hosts Chris Burns, Ashley Levine, Nicole Milano, and Anna Trammell interview authors, storytellers, and editors so that you can hear more conversations from the world of archives. With production coordinated by Colleen McFarland Rademaker and Bethany Anderson, the podcast also includes guest contributor Caryn Radick.

Season 2, released September 2019, features interviews with Peter Wosh, editor of SAA’s Archival Fundamentals Series III; Laura Millar, author of A Matter of Facts: The Value of Evidence in an Information Age; Christine Weideman and Mary Caldera, editors of Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark A. Greene; Davia Nelson of The Kitchen Sisters, co-host of The Keepers podcast; Teresa Brinati, director of Publishing at SAA;  Kathleen D. Roe, author of Advocacy and Awareness for Archivists; and Margot Note, author of Creating Family Archives: A Step-by-Step Guide to Saving Your Memories for Future Generations.

Listen to the full season now via the Archives in Context website, Google PlaySpotify, and iTunes.

Introducing Archives in Context

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The Society of American Archivists (SAA) is delighted to present Season 1 of Archives in Context, a podcast highlighting archival literature and technologies, and most importantly, the people behind them. Cosponsored by SAA’s Publications Board and American Archivist Editorial Board, the podcast offers a new medium for exploring the often moving and important work of memory-keeping.

Archivists are continually in conversation. Whether talking in person at conferences, on listservs, through the professional literature, or on social media, these conversations move the profession forward. Each podcast episode offers a commute- or workout-length interview with an archives professional who enriches the field and practice. Hosts Bethany Anderson, Ashley Levine, and Nicole Milano interview authors, storytellers, editors, and a TEDx Talk presenter so that you can hear more conversations from the world of archives. With production coordinated by Colleen McFarland Rademaker, the podcast also includes guest contributor Chris Burns.

Season 1, released January 2019, features interviews with Kären M. Mason, curator of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries and contributor to Perspectives on Women’s Archives; Cal Lee, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and editor of American Archivist; Michelle Caswell, associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles and author of Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia; Karen Trivette, head of special collections and archives at the Fashion Institute of Technology and cohost of the podcast An Archivist’s Tale; Anthony Cocciolo, dean of the Pratt Institute School of Information and author of Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists; and Dominique Luster, Teenie Harris archivist at the Carnegie Museum of Art and presenter at TEDx Talk in Pittsburgh; as well as stories from A Finding Aid to My Soul, an open mic event at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018.

Listen to the full season now via the Archives in Context website, Google PlaySpotify, and iTunes.