Process vs product in community-driven archives

Biff Hollingsworth, Collecting and Public Programming Archivist with the Southern Historical Collection, elaborates on early institutional reluctance to undertake such a non-traditional and labor-intensive archive project. He emphasizes their myriad of considerations, all of which ultimately positioned this partnership as an opportunity to better define guiding principles around community-driven archives. Champion among these was learning to navigate the tension between process and product–and better valuing the former. Follow this link for access to the full-length panel discussion with the Websters.

Recorded December 2022.