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Archivists in conversation with archivists, discussing their work and passions and how they care for the historical record and present the storied past. Hosted by husband and wife team Karen Trivette and Geof Huth.

An Archivist's Tale Geof Huth and Karen Trivette

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    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

Archivists in conversation with archivists, discussing their work and passions and how they care for the historical record and present the storied past. Hosted by husband and wife team Karen Trivette and Geof Huth.

    Episode 122: The Myth of Self-Reliance (Natalie Baur)

    Episode 122: The Myth of Self-Reliance (Natalie Baur)

    Natalie Baur, Archivist-at-Large, tells us her story of encountering the profession, which transported her to Miami, then Ecuador, and then to Mexico, where her story has become one of an archivist for hire continuing to work in a global pandemic.

    • 59 min
    Episode 121: Max Meyer: Recollections of a Foreign-Born Citizen (Lourdes Font)

    Episode 121: Max Meyer: Recollections of a Foreign-Born Citizen (Lourdes Font)

    Karen Jamison Trivette and guest host Alex Joseph interview fashion scholar Lourdes Font, professor of history of art at the Fashion Institute of Technology. They discuss the life and work of Max Meyer, a principal at Abraham Beller and Company, a New York City-based women's cloak and suit manufacturer, and examine how archival materials helped tell his story.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 120: 2X2: Accounts Payable at a Masonry Company: Why Are They Letting Me Touch This Stuff? (Molly Tighe and Matt Strauss )

    Episode 120: 2X2: Accounts Payable at a Masonry Company: Why Are They Letting Me Touch This Stuff? (Molly Tighe and Matt Strauss )

    Molly Tighe and Matt Strauss tells us their stories of moving from a masonry company and Japan into archives, how they met, and how they keep their archives thriving and relevant in the middle of a worldwide pandemic.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Archival Enterprise (to David B. Gracy II)

    The Archival Enterprise (to David B. Gracy II)

    After a long absence, An Archivist's Tale presents a poem to David B. Gracy II, one of our guests. Geof Huth of AAT wrote and read this poem.

    • 3 min
    Episode 119: Let's Get One of Those Archivist People (Anne-Flore Laloë)

    Episode 119: Let's Get One of Those Archivist People (Anne-Flore Laloë)

    Anne-Flore Laloë, Archivist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, tells us how a masters of English and a PhD in geography led her to archives, what it is like to work with helpful molecular biologists, how she, as a lone archivist, manages an organization with facilities in multiple countries, and how records of science can enchant the mind.

    • 57 min
    Episode 118: Healing Deep Wounds: Enlightening People about the Past and the Present (Saad Eskander)

    Episode 118: Healing Deep Wounds: Enlightening People about the Past and the Present (Saad Eskander)

    Saad Eskander, former National Archivist of Iraq, speaking to us from Iraqi Kurdistan, tells an inspiring story about his work running his nation's archives and his struggle to repatriate national records taken by the US government and even journalists, and he explains how archives can show us a way to the truth and toward a better and more just world.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Very Great with a Caveat

This is an invaluable resource of information that has very little public exposure. This podcast does an excellent job in promoting hard working, brilliant people who receive very little recognition and thanks for the important work they do.
Caveats: The audio mixing in this is BIZARRE! It is the only interview I have ever heard (podcast, radio, tv) where the different voices are panned 100% to the left and 100% to the right, as if the listener wouldn't be able to tell voices apartment if they weren't quadraned off into their seperate corners. This creates what's known in the biz as "ear fatigue" and a lot of open space in the center of the stereo field where outside noises leak in and distract from a more immersive listening experience.
That being said, that is very easy to fix and may just be growing pains for the project. Overall, great podcast!

Christelgen ,

Not That Impressed

Started listening after seeing a Facebook post but was disappointed. First of all, they have separate microphones for the speakers. That means that one voice comes into your left ear, and the other voice in your other ear. Listening on a headset is not a pleasant experience. This is not how stereo was meant to be.
Episode one was mainly chatter about the presenters themselves. I am not sure if that was interesting to a large audience. After being disappointed with episode one I listened to the latest episode 49. More of the same.
But they do like to laugh. A lot.

akarchivist ,

I love that this exists!

So glad I found this podcast! I love hearing what other archivists do and how they got where they are!

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