“Menus provide a window into history, a vital connection to our foodways.”
Haunting the Archive
“The media’s obsession with my mother changed my relationship to grief.”
How a California Archive Reconnected a New Mexico Family with Its Chinese Roots
Amid a surge of anti-Asian hate in America, Aimee Towi Mae Tang, a fourth-generation Chinese New Mexican, wanted to know more about of her own identity and how her family settled in Albuquerque. Born in China and new to Albuquerque himself, journalist Wufei Yu decided to help the Tangs learn more about their history, and […]
What We Remember: A Reading List on Archives
Why do we keep what we keep — and who decides? An archivist digs and collects longreads on how objects and materials shape public memory.
The Movable Feast
“Food media, archival repair, and what we expect from recipes.”
“Who, then, are the chroniclers of Black lives in the pandemic?”
The Secrets of a Hidden Diary
A hidden diary, a love story, and a mystery.
Concealing a Catastrophe: ‘The Day the Music Burned’
“The vault fire was not, as UMG suggested, a minor mishap, a matter of a few tapes stuck in a musty warehouse. It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business.”
The Internet Isn’t Forever
When an online news outlet goes out of business, its archives can disappear as well. The new battle over journalism’s digital legacy.
Did You Happen to See the Most Interesting Man in the World? (He’s In Room 328)
Libraries contain more than books — they have archives, and the archivists want to help you explore them.