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Scrap, Excerpt, List: Making Indigenous Archives — A Conversation with Dr. Kelly Wisecup

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The Rare Book & Manuscript Library and Champaign Public Library
Feb 5, 2021   3:00 - 4:00 pm  
Dr. Kelly Wisecup
Carrie Lingscheit
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Rare Book & Manuscript Library Events

Join the Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Champaign Public Library as we explore the archives of Indigenous groups from the Great Lakes region.


Across the nineteenth-century, Indigenous people extracted and juxtaposed printed and manuscript materials by assembling them within their own albums, scrapbooks, and even printed texts. These textual archives were experiments in translation, combination, and recirculation. They illuminate the many uses to which Indigenous people—both well-known writers and those all but absent from histories of the book and of literature—put textual material, while also providing insight into surprising histories of reading and use across the Great Lakes.


You will receive a YouTube Live streaming link via email the day of the event by registering for this livestream event. The livestream link will also be available at, just prior to the event.


About the Presenters:


Dr. Kelly Wisecup is an associate professor of English and affiliate of the Center for Native American & Indigenous Research at Northwestern University. Her research and teaching focus on Native American literatures and archives, including several recent digital community archive projects, the American Indian Center Community Archives and the NAES College Digital Library Project.


Dr. Cait Coker is the co-Editor of the Women in Book History Bibliography, author of numerous essays on the history of genre, popular culture, and women in publishing.


This online event is free and open to all, and is presented in partnership with the Champaign Public Library.

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