PhD candidate Alisa Sopova reports on decolonizing archives

Dec. 2, 2021

Ph.D. candidate Alisa Sopova recently wrote a report called “Not Your Regular Archive: Students and Librarians Exploring Records of lives Suppressed” about Insurgent Archivings seminar visit to Firestone to discuss decolonizing archives.

“Printed materials like flyers, posters, or tickets are called ephemera because they are not meant to last long. However, when treated not as disposables but as artifacts, they are capable of telling important stories, often the ones that would otherwise remain obscure… common people have no chance of leaving their trace in the official depositories of collective memory, except when mentioned in state records.”

To continue reading Sopova’s report click here.

Students at PU Library