When I think of archivists I think of Being John Malkovich when they are in that odd floor specially designed for little people and a greasy John Cusack with extra dexterous fingers from his puppetry. Are archivists the super nerds with night vision who dwell in caves of file cabinets? Probably not. Are they impassioned scholars who gain an odd satisfaction from the highest levels of organization? I hope so.
One of the biggest challenges I have had with this project is finding content to add to Phil Ochs and related Wikipedia pages. After scouring the pages and reading what has been said, how do you find out what hasn’t been said but should be?
Unfortunately, I am poor so you folks get to use my link to see my infographic. Aparently we are all now living in the dystopian future that you have to pay for using a service, what’s that about?
The site I visited was “Race and Place: An African American Community in the Jim Crowe South” . I was drawn to the site by the title as it brought back reading and analyzing The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead for class last semester. I wondered if it was related to one of the protagonists stops or if Whitehead himself could have possibly visited the page in his research.