Archival Resources Reimagined: a Feminist Examination of the "Latin American Twentieth-century Pamphlets" (2010)
AbstractIn this practicum report, I use the insights afforded by feminist scholarship and theory to analyze my experience examining the Latin American Twentieth-Century Pamphlets collection at Special Collections & University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, a collection assembled by Robert Jackson Alexander, 1918-2010. I focus in Brazil and Guyana collections and identify political beliefs and perspectives that uncover different actors and forces in these two countries, acknowledging discriminatory structures or alternative accounts of history. I also examine the issue of organization and access tools in the management of archives and their usefulness to organize this type of collection. Finally, I present the insights on uncovered resources, along with my readings on the transnational dimensions of politics and ideologies in both collections as an area for a valuable intervention for archivists and librarians to undertake.
SubjectsArchival collections, Archival resources, Archival organization, Archives--Processing, Feminist critique, Latin American Twentieth-century Pamphlets, Brazil, Guyana,
Rutgers University. Libraries
Alexander, Robert J. (Robert Jackson), 1918-2010
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