Internment/Incarceration: Exploring Archival Variance at the Digital Threshold

In my last post, I (re)conceptualized the notion of the archival threshold as a flow of both preservation and infrastructural logics. This post takes up these discursive musings and attempts to apply them to my own archival research, which centers on the Japanese Internment and digital representations of historical and cultural memory. As such, this … More Internment/Incarceration: Exploring Archival Variance at the Digital Threshold

The Layers of Preservation: Infrastructure and the Archival Threshold

On January 25, 2020 the U.S. Office of Management and the Budget (OMB) announced the approved closure of the National Archives at Seattle, the repository for all federal records produced in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. This decision arrived mere days after state senators and regional tribes sent respective letters urging the OMB to reject … More The Layers of Preservation: Infrastructure and the Archival Threshold