Welcome to Ink in the Archives!

A lot has happened in two years. First there’s the obvious–a pandemic and a necessary growing conversation about race in the United States. Then there’s the personal. My husband and I moved to the Bay area. I started a masters degree at San Francisco State in film, pivoted, and am now on course to graduate with a master’s of library and information science next spring.

In this upheaval, I’ve learned a lot, traveled more, read more, watched more. I want to share some of this with you. I hope you’re willing to come along for the adventure.

What’s changing from the old content? There will still be posts on film, especially older films as well as book recommendations and reading updates. I’m planning on adding some more baking with bookworms posts, which were time intensive but quite fun.

What’s primarily changing is a new focus on libraries and archives. We’ll talk about what they are, what they’re doing, how you can visit them (even from home!). We’ll talk about the work they’re doing and who they’re doing it for, among other things. We’ll also talk about history through objects and documents because I can’t get enough of it.

Why now? I am finding that I have a lot to say about books and libraries, especially right now with everything that’s going on. And I’m not going to lie to you–I am going stir crazy–I need a project! Restarting my blog seemed like a good way to add some accountability to my week.

So welcome to the revamped Ink in the Archives. I hope you’ll stick around and dive into history with me.

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