A collection of voices gathered from the world of the lesser represented & marginalized populations in media or media preservation. These voices belong to women, queer folx, the trans community and people of color. These are indigenous voices and the voices of the differently abled. These voices are those that need to be heard because they haven’t been.
Archivist’s Alley is a safe & lively conversational space designed for discussions on how to preserve our work and identities in today's professional landscapes. Who we are, what we do, and what and how we love!
S5.1: Walter Chaw: Memory Kingdoms, the Terror of Anti-Asian Violence & Strength in Struggling
Welcome to Season 5!
And...the 4th year Archivist's Alley has been "on the air"!
I'm so thrilled to have my friend Walter Chaw- writer, teacher and respected film professional- on the show for this episode. We talk about everything from Hugh Hefner's preservation work & the non-existence of "cancel culture" to considering the rise of both Asian representation in media and anti-Asian hate crimes.
Oh, also? We're just not into Jared Leto.
S4.8: Candace Ming: Immediate Access, Weird Collectors, and the Necessity of Personal Time
Please join me in welcoming the AMAZING Candace Ming to Archivist's Alley. Join us for a really valuable and illuminating discussion on issues of access, the "ownership" of images and the critical necessity of having boundaries in your work/life schedule. There's so much more- home movies, weird film collectors and AMIA fun- so listen now!
S4.7: Ferrin Evans : Queer Loss, Marginalized Experiences and Demanding a Seat at the Table
Please join me as I talk with the incredible Ferrin Evans about queer loss and memory work, trauma and the process of preservation and marginalized identity in what is still an uncomfortably rich straight, white and male field.
Shannon Devlin: Emotional Investments, Good Relationships & the Trouble With Graduation
Back with another great Archivist's Alley episode and another WONDERFUL archivist!
Please join me in my conversation with the wonderful Shannon Devlin as we talk about physical materials, emotional attachments to projects, meeting lovely people in our careers and more. Bonus: you get to hear me geek out about TV commercials while Shannon laughs at my nerdiness!
S4.5: Miranda Barnewall: Advocacy, Career Examinations and Material Importance
This episode features the wonderful Miranda Barnewall. We spoke on many things but I believe that the route that she's taking is one that will revolutionize the way the archives/information studies field interacts with its staff and employers.
I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it. Miranda is a really important woman with many critically important observations and experiences. Thanks again!
S4.4: Claire Fox: Best Case Scenarios, Metadata Milieus & Graduating in a COVID-19 Landscape
Claire & I recorded this podcast in May before she officially graduated and before the COVID landscape went to The Really Extra Bad Place that it seems to be at now.
I delayed the ep due to the critical nature of the discussion of the Black Lives Matter issues that needed to be handled but I feel that what Claire and I spoke about is still incredibly relevant and her points on the internships she had and the possibilities of rehabilitation of our field post-COVID are solid and worth considering.
Great show with a passionate host with excellent curatorial skills for guests and content.