February 2 – Introductions

  • What are archives? 
  • How has the pandemic impacted how we do research? How has it impacted what and how we collect artifacts for the future? 


The following brief reading materials are meant to frame our initial discussion as we lay the broad outlines for the course given the current circumstances of the pandemic and establish a shared vocabulary around archives and archival research. You do not need to read the library guides (items 1 & 2) word for word, but take time to familiarize yourself with the concepts introduced.