" Filling the Gaps’: Oral Histories and Underdocumented Populations in The American Archivist, 1938–2011” Registration required for this Brown Bag lunch discussion. Send email to Editor Greg Hunter and in subject line indicate “American Archivist Brown Bag lunch.” The PDF of the article along with the room location will then be sent to you.
Be among the first to read this forthcoming article in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of The American Archivist
: "‘Filling the Gaps’: Oral Histories and Underdocumented Populations in The American Archivist
, 1938–2011” by Jessica Wagner Webster. During the 1970s and 1980s, archivists and historians discussed, in their literature, the ways that oral histories could be used to fill in the documentary record with stories from all parts of society, not just stories from white men of means, whose stories often were retained as part of business, government, and university records. This article analyzes pieces from The American Archivist
to determine how frequently archivists actually published about using oral history techniques to document people of color, women, the working class, and other consistently underdocumented populations.