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25 Years

Little Voices, Big Questions: Working with Child-Produced Sources in the Historical Archive

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
Wilkins Room, Humphrey 215

Presented by: Dr. Elena Jackson Albarrán, Associate Professor of History and Global & Intercultural Studies at Miami University

Abstract: Children do not typically leave traces of their history behind, and when they do, their historical voices are often heavily mitigated by adult influences. This presentation and workshop will present some of the methods, challenges, and opportunities in discovering and using children’s voices found in the archive. The sources presented come primarily from the rich archives from post-revolutionary Mexico, a uniquely child-centered period of that nation’s history.

Photo: Classroom in Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico ca. 1937.

Source: Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art, Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo Papers, Box 5