I LOVE oral history projects. In addition to be an opportunity to find out facts that leave no trace of documentation, they are full of surprises and human voices hold so much familiarity, love, and memory for my clients. I was pre-interviewing a client recently about...
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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.