Working in Women’s Archives

Working in Women’s Archives

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What comes to mind when we hear that a friend or colleague is studying unpublished documents in a celebrated authora€™s archive? We might assume that they are reading factual documents or, at the very least, straightforward accounts of the truth about someone or some event. But are they? Working in Womena€™s Archives is a collection of essays that poses this question and offers a variety of answers. Any assumption readers may have about the archive as a neutral library space or about the archival document as a simple and pure text is challenged. In essays discussing celebrated Canadian authors such as Marian Engel and L.M. Montgomery, as well as lesser-known writers such as Constance Kerr Sissons and Marie Rose Smith, Working in Womena€™s Archives persuades us that our research methods must be revised and refined in order to create a scholarly place for a greater variety of archival subjects and to accurately represent them in current feminist and poststructuralist, leaving everything behind.19 Ads in the Salem newspaper for the sale of the Cottnam home attested to their departure.20 ... manuals as the century came to an end.27 Amelia Desbarresa#39;s watercolour conformed to the educational conventions of its period and, with its menacing caterpillar wending its way toward the most succulent part of the plant, reflected the metaphysical values central toanbsp;...

Title:Working in Women’s Archives
Author:Marlene Kadar, Helen M. Buss
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press - 2006-01-01


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