#4c17 National Archives Workshop


Invited talk at the National Archives of Composition and Rhetoric Workshop
MW.07 “Cultivating Archival Connections: Building, Working, and Teaching in Archives”
Conference on College Composition and Communication
March 15, 2017 /  9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / E145


For advance access to the transcript and slides for this talk, please email me at pamelavanhaitsma@gmail.com

Course Materials

Course website

Student websites

Works Cited

Arizona Queer Archives. Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.

#blacklivesmatter Web Archive. Archive-It. Web. 23 Sept. 2106.

Carter, Shannon, and Kelly Dent. “East Texas Activism (1966-68): Locating the Literacy Scene through the Digital Humanities.” College English 76.2 (2013): 152-70. Print.

Cushman, Ellen. “Wampum, Sequoyan, and Story: Decolonizing the Digital Archive.” College English 76.2 (2013): 115-35. Print.

Digital Transgender Archive: Trans History, Linked. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.

Enoch, Jessica, and David Gold. “Seizing the Methodological Moment: The Digital Humanities and Historiography in Rhetoric and Composition.” College English 76.2 (2013): 105-14. Print.

Enoch, Jessica, and Pamela VanHaitsma. “Archival Literacy: Reading the Rhetoric of Digital Archives in the Undergraduate Classroom.” College Composition and Communication 67.2 (2015): 216-42.

The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Web. 22 Sept. 2016.

Greene, Patrick. Queerspeakblog. Web. 22 Sept. 2016.

Greer, Jane, and Laurie Grobman. Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Memorials, and Archives. New York: Routledge, 2015. Print.

Hurricane Digital Memory Bank. Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Web. 22 Sept. 2016.

Palczewski, Catherine Helen, Richard Ice, and John Fritch. Rhetoric in Civic Life. State College: Strata P, 2016. Print.

Potts, Liza. “Archive Experiences: A Vision for User-Centered Design in the Digital Humanities.” Ridolfo and Hart-Davidson. 255-63.

Rawson, K.J. “Rhetorical History 2.0: Toward a Digital Transgender Archive.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture 16 (2013): n. pag. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.

Ridolfo, Jim, and William Hart-Davidson, eds. Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. U of Chicago P, 2015. Print.

VanHaitsma, Pamela. “New Archival Engagements: Student Inquiry and Composing in Digital Spaces.” College English 78.1 (2015): 34-55. Print.

VanHaitsma, Pamela, Cassandra Book, Meagan Clark, Christopher Giofreda, Kimberly Goode, and Meredith Privott. “Teaching and Researching Feminist Rhetorics: Digital Curation as Collaborative Archival Method.” Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition Blog, 24 Feb. 2017. Web.  

Additional Resources for Teaching Public Memory & Digital Archives

Alexander, Jonathan, and Jacqueline Rhodes. “Queer Rhetoric and the Pleasures of the Archive.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture 13 (2012): n. pag. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.

Bessette, Jean. “Audio, Archives, and the Affordance of Listening in a Pedagogy of ‘Difference.’Computers and Composition 39 (2016): 71-82. Print.

Biesecker, Barbara. “Of Historicity, Rhetoric: The Archive as Scene of Invention.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 9.1 (2006): 124-31. Print.

Comer, Kathryn B., and Michael Harker. “The Pedagogy of the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives: A Survey.” Computers and Composition 35 (2015): 65-85. Print.

Graban, Tarez Samra. “From Location(s) to Locatability: Mapping Feminist Recovery and Archival Activity through Metadata.” College English 76.2 (2013): 171-193. Print.

Graban, Tarez Samra, Alexis Ramsey-Tobienne, and Whitney Myers. “In, Through, and About the Archive: What Digitization (Dis)Allows.” Ridolfo and Hart-Davidson. 233-44.

Greer, Jane. “Undergraduates in the Archives: Researching Girls’ Literacies as Feminist Activism.” Peitho 11.1 (2009): 1-8. Print.

Groban, Laurie. “‘Keepers of Memory’: First-Year Writers and the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum. Greer and Grobman. 61-73.

Haskins, Ekaterina. “Between Archive and Participation: Public Memory in a Digital Age.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 37.4 (2007): 401-22. Print.

Hayden, Wendy. “‘Gifts’ of the Archives: A Pedagogy for Undergraduate Research.” College Composition and Communication 66.3 (2015): 402-26. Print.

Kennedy, Tammie M., and Angelika L. Walker. “A Pedagogy for the Ethics of Remembering: Producing Public Memory for the Women’s Archive Project.” Greer and Grobman. 91-104.

Lettner-Rust, Heather, Larissa Smith Ferguson, and Michael Mergen. “Sitting Still in the Right Places: Remembering and Writing Civil Rights History in Prince Edward County, Virginia.” Greer and Grobman. 47-60.

Narayan, Madhu. “At Home with the Lesbian Herstory Archives.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture 15 (2013): n. pag. Web. 11 July 2014.

Neal, Michael, Katherine Bridgman, and Stephen J. Mcelroy. “‘Many Happy Returns’: Student Archivists as Curators of Public Memory.” Greer and Grobman. 117-31.

Purdy, James P. “Three Gifts of Digital Archives.” Journal of Literacy and Technology 12.3 (2011): 24-49. Web. 22 Sept. 2016.

Ramsey-Tobienne, Alexis E. “Archives 2.0: Digital Archives and the Formation of New Research Methods.” Peitho 15.1 (2012): 4-29. Web. 23 Sept. 2016.

Ridolfo, Jim. “Delivering Textual Diaspora: Building Digital Cultural Repositories as Rhetoric Research.” College English 76.2 (2013): 136-51. Print.

Rivard, Courtney. “Archiving Disaster and National Identity in the Digital Realm: The September 11 Digital Archive and the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank.” Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online. Eds. Anna Poletti and Julie Rak. U of Wisconsin P, 2014. 132-43. Project MUSE. Web.

—. “Archival Recognition: The Pointe-au-Chien’s and Isle de Jean Charles Band of the Biloxi-Chitmacha Confederation of Muskogees’ Fight for Federal Recognition.” Settler Colonial Studies 5.2 (2015): 117-27. Print.

Sanchez, James Chase, and Kristen R. Moore. “Reappropriating Public Memory: Racism, Resistance and Erasure of the Confederate Defenders of Charleston Monument.” Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society 5.2 (2015): n. pag. Web. 22 Sept. 2016.

Wilde, Patty, Molly Tetreault, and Sarah B. Franco. “Talking Back: Writing Assistants Renogiate the Public Memory of Writing Centers.” Greer and Grobman. 105-116.