The House Archives Built

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Title

The House Archives Built

Subject

Concept of Archives
Standards
Memory
Black History
Black Archival Subjects

Description

An African American archival article emphasizing: The current trending focus on liberating the concept of archives from physical institutions has served to
mentally leave behind Black collections held in predominantly White institutions. Dorothy Berry reflects
on the conflict of archives versus the archives, and how the fundamental structures of archives can
disserve Black archival subjects by foregrounding ownership, collecting, and homogeneity.

Creator

Dorothy Berry

Source

WE HERE

Publisher

up//root
WE HERE

Date

June 22, 2021

Rights

Berry, Dorothy. “The House Archives Built.” up//root. June 22, 2021. https://www.uproot.space/features/thehouse-archives-built. Copyright for articles published by up//root is retained by the author(s). This is an Open
Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Format

Digital Pdf

Language

English

Type

Text
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Abstract
The current trending focus on liberating the concept of archives from physical institutions has served to
mentally leave behind Black collections held in predominantly White institutions. Dorothy Berry reflects
on the conflict of archives versus the archives, and how the fundamental structures of archives can
disserve Black archival subjects by foregrounding ownership, collecting, and homogeneity.

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Digital Document

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Date Added
June 27, 2021
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Citation
Dorothy Berry, “The House Archives Built,” e x p o s i t i o n : ART | library deco repository, accessed September 21, 2021, https://artlibrarydeco.omeka.net/items/show/45.