The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ Speaker Series is honored to welcome Harrison Apple of the Pittsburgh Queer History Project. As a community archivist with work rooted in the Pittsburgh region, Harrison will discuss methodologies of community archiving and their importance to our shared public consciousness.
In this presentation, Apple discusses the origins and revised mission of the Pittsburgh Queer History Project as a reflection of the precarious definition of community archives within the field of Library and Archival Science. Stemming from conflicts over the authority of professional archives to arrange and steward community knowledge, "I Can't Wait For You To Die" outlines the limitations of the archival apparatus to produce the conditions for social liberation through acquisition, and offers suggestions for how to operate otherwise in the interest of the community of records themselves.
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