WriteGirl In The Archives

The In-between Time

Field Assignment (cont.)

“The stories we know about others is based on those who tell them, and if historians and archivists do not advo- cate to tell certain stories we may never [be] able to reflect on them.” —Sofia

“People pick and choose what they want shown because in some cases it can affect how others see them, and if it’s negative, they might be seen poorly. So people cover up and shape stories in their favor, making it unjust and untrue.” —Amayah

“If record-keepers and archivists don’t preserve materials related to underrepresented groups, then historians don’t use them as evidence in academic studies, and their stories don’t end up translating into educational curricula.” —Emily


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