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Collecting the easily missed stories: digital participatory microhistory and the South Asian American Digital Archive

Michelle Caswell, Samip Mallick
2014 Archives and Manuscripts  
The South Asian American Digital Archive 11 The South Asian American Digital Archive 5 unique to SAADA or to the First Days Project.  ...  SAADA's aim was to show the breadth of the South Asian American immigrant experience rather than explore any single narrative in depth.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01576895.2014.880931 fatcat:mrrujlze5nabjp4p6amk23ub2y

Reconsidering Archives

Gregory S. Hunter
2016 The American Archivist  
Their article, "'To Suddenly Discover Yourself Existing': Uncovering the Impact of Community Archives," is a qualitative study of one community archives, the South Asian American Digital Archive.  ...  This issue of The American Archivist also includes a special section that reconsiders digitizing archives.  ... 
doi:10.17723/0360-9081.79.1.3 fatcat:tzqctghri5hivlxbptibhtriwy

Community-centered collecting: finding out what communities want from community archives

Michelle Caswell
2014 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
While much recent work on community archives assumes that independent, grassroots archival organizations better match the priorities and needs of local communities than mainstream government or university  ...  This study attempts to remedy this gap by exploring what one subgroup of users of one community archive (the South Asian American Digital Archive) (SAADA) would like to see the archive collect.  ...  We did an assessment of archival materials related to South Asian American history and found that no repository had South Asian American history as a collecting priority.  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.2014.14505101027 fatcat:qprmvggfvfd7xo6ib3evfck4na

Affective Collections: Care Practices in Digital Community Archives

Kaitlyn Grant
2019 Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes du congrès annuel de l'ACSI  
My research explores how digital community archives use participation-based methods to build a feminist ethics of care into the archival process.  ...  I am specifically exploring how community archives could enact an ethics of care through the use of care practices in a digital environment.  ...  For example, Caswell and Mallick (2014) explore the uses of digital technologies to preserve microhistories of South Asian immigrants to the United States as a part of the South Asian American Digital  ... 
doi:10.29173/cais1105 fatcat:s6h2xrwmbvbjnho2olrem35fee

"Introduction: Oceanic Archives, Indigenous Epistempologies, and Transpacific American Studies"

Yuan Shu
2019 Journal of Transnational American Studies  
Excerpt from Oceanic Archives, Indigenous Epistempologies, and Transpacific American Studies, edited by Yuan Shu, Otto Heim, and Kendall Johnson  ...  of Asian American studies.  ...  and rewards of pursuing this kind of project-made possible by digital technology-which may point to the future of transnational American studies.  ... 
doaj:7dd8a19b137843e5a3e057fbd711d87b fatcat:v3kkj4zlc5g63hpgvgmfz2yvta

Diversifying the Digital Historical Record: Integrating Community Archives in National Strategies for Access to Digital Cultural Heritage

Michelle Caswell, Christopher Harter, Bergis Jules
2017 D-Lib Magazine  
She is also the co-founder of the South Asian American Digital Archive, an online repository that documents and provides access to the diverse stories of South Asian Americans.  ...  Project partners South Asian American Digital Archive and the Mukurtu project also attended.  ... 
doi:10.1045/may2017-caswell fatcat:pvoccuzq3jh3vppuhltdyms5oi

From Archives to Action: Zines, Participatory Culture, and Community Engagement in Asian America

Todd Honma
2016 Radical Teacher  
The first half of this article discusses the use of Densho's online archive of the complete print run of the Asian American movement periodical Gidra as a way to teach students about histories of Asian  ...  This is particularly relevant when teaching about the topic of Asian American zines and community engagement.  ...  Center in Portland, Zine Archive & Publishing Project in Seattle) and digital archives (e.g., Queer Zine Archive Project, POC Zine Project, Digital Fanzine Preservation Society).  ... 
doi:10.5195/rt.2016.277 fatcat:lpop6xr6eze2tjmhjds3miolw4

Documenting the Immigrant and Ethnic Experience in American Archives

Dominique Daniel
2010 The American Archivist  
New digital technologies have also facilitated the expression and archiving of ethnic voices.  ...  or theme of archival collections to active participants in the creation, appraisal, description, and use of their own archives.  ...  Srinivasan are creating the South Asian Web, a cooperative digital archive for and by the South Asian immigrant population in Los Angeles.  ... 
doi:10.17723/aarc.73.1.k2837h27wv1201hv fatcat:vecp6nqnarawvnoezgrfvc2u74

Runaways London: Historical Research, Archival Silences and Creative Voices

Fahad Al-Amoudi, Kate Birch, Simon P. Newman
2022 Transactions of the Royal Historical Society  
However, archival gaps and silences can be imaginatively filled, and those who engage with the historically inspired creative work can explore the nexus of historical research and artistic creativity.  ...  historical research, deepens our understanding of race and slavery in British history, achieving something that is beyond the reach of historical research and writing alone.  ...  Some came directly from West Africa, others from the Caribbean and North American colonies, and still more from the South Asian trading bases of the East India Company.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s008044012200010x fatcat:g7dcu4cxdjafpiguhjmulochy4

Archival Activism: Independent and Community-led Archives, Radical Public History and the Heritage Professions

Andrew Flinn
2011 InterActions : UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies  
For instance, they reflect much of what was mentioned in an early attempt at explaining what a community archive was at a conference held in South Africa in the late 1990s organized by the South Africa  ...  of digital oral histories and photographs.  ... 
doi:10.5070/d472000699 fatcat:u63arit2mfchta6yi7dcpegb34

1 Introduction: Genealogy, Archive, Image [chapter]

Angma D. Jhala
2018 Genealogy, Archive, Image  
South Asian scholars have also been preoccupied with the idea of the archive, which has sharply influenced the development of both the history and anthropology of the region.  ...  exposing the construction of Orientalist misconceptions or problematizing the study of gender, sexuality and women's history,¹⁰ South Asian scholars have attempted to mine the archive and in the process  ... 
doi:10.1515/9783110601299-004 fatcat:hlzla2fs35fxravlxpzyucd4vu

Queering Archives

Anjali Arondekar, Ann Cvetkovich, Christina B. Hanhardt, Regina Kunzel, Tavia Nyong'o, Juana María Rodríguez, Susan Stryker, Daniel Marshall, Kevin P. Murphy, Zeb Tortorici
2015 Radical History Review  
"Queering Archives: A Roundtable Discussion" provides a reflection on histories of queer archives studies, while marking out some key directions for the field's future development.  ...  As a broad conversation about the career of the queer archival, as both intellectual project and political practice, this discussion focuses on developments and limits within North American queer studies  ...  My engagement with archival hermeneutics thus began more through my work within critical area studies (i.e., South Asian studies) than with any specific turn in queer studies.  ... 
doi:10.1215/01636545-2849630 fatcat:usygseuahbfrjknxejqg4isxoq

Critical Directions for Archival Approaches to Social Justice

Ricardo L. Punzalan, Michelle Caswell
2016 Library quarterly  
T]he rebellion of the archivist against his normal role is not, as so many scholars fear, the politicizing of a neutral craft, but the humanizing of an inevitably political craft.  ...  At the same time, independent community archives projects such as the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) ( and Densho ( connect communities  ...  Through the works of Booms and Zinn, archivists reflected on the societal implications of archival work.  ... 
doi:10.1086/684145 fatcat:jnvx4difirchldxhtkxkzg5jmq

Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the U.S. and Canada. Edited by Dominique Daniel and Amalia Levi. [Review]

Katharina Hering
2015 Archival Issues  
Michelle Caswell, drawing on her experiences with establishing the South Asian American Digital Archive, explores how concepts from postcolonial theory can inform the work of independent "identity-based  ...  Jennifer O'Neal reflects on the original impetus for and the process of developing the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials and on the discussions at the three Native American Protocols Forum  ... 
doi:10.31274/archivalissues.11001 fatcat:nlxkno6ejfcvpbo7zg323frlp4

'A process where we're all at the table': community archives challenging dominant modes of archival practice

Jimmy Zavala, Alda Allina Migoni, Michelle Caswell, Noah Geraci, Marika Cifor
2017 Archives and Manuscripts  
a uc irvine Libraries, university of california, irvine, cA, usA; b south American section of the Africa, Latin America, and Western europe division, Library of congress, Washington, dc, usA; c department  ...  of information studies, university of california Los Angeles (ucLA)ABSTRACT Community archives have compelled shifts in dominant archival management practices to reflect community agency and values.  ...  history, or Asian-American history [for example].  ... 
doi:10.1080/01576895.2017.1377088 fatcat:cihszvfbyjct3ghe736wi4rzim
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