Personal History & Archives Blog

History is written based on what is saved.  What are YOU saving?

Structural Racism in Archives

Structural Racism in Archives

Structural racism in American history – a series of actions over 300 years – has resulted in a lack of minority stories in the archives. We can change that!

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About Me

I spent 18 years as “archivist and senior research scholar” at an academic science library, actively trying to add women to the historical record and looking for the women who were already included almost accidentally. I have degrees in women’s history and cultural theory — the latter means that I see the cultural value of everyday practices such as food, clothing, hobbies, and domestic arrangements. Non-famous people matter.