Intergenerational Conversations

We are excited to introduce a new series to the Reviews Portal, one that will expand the Portal’s focus and make the most of its dynamic format. Intergenerational Conversations will foster ongoing dialogue between new voices in the archives profession and authors whose work shaped the professional literature years ago.

Reviewers will provide critical evaluations of specific articles from the literature along with personal reflections on the major themes of these works and their relevance today. In the first year of this series, we will focus on the work of archives scholar, practitioner, Society of American Archivists (SAA) Fellow, and former SAA President John Fleckner; future installments will focus on other authors’ work.

We hope this series will provide an opportunity to reflect on the enduring values of the archives profession and spark new conversations about our collective future. In the spirit of collaborative discourse, we encourage you to share your thoughts on these topics by commenting on these pieces. Comments should adhere to SAA’s Code of Conduct.

John Fleckner

Intergenerational Conversations: Reflecting on the Work of John Fleckner,” by Rose Buchanan, John Fleckner, Rand Jimerson, and Stephanie Luke [PDF Full Text]

Fleckner Revisited: Reflections on Being an Archivist, Then and Now,” by Jessica C. Neal [PDF Full Text] | [PDF Article + Full Text]

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