So Very Archival #1

This afternoon, I feel like an actual researcher.

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It’s not like I haven’t dug through this archive before. I have. However, this time, there is not an immediate end in sight.

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This archive is my inheritance: a blue bin full newspapers, letters, diaries, videos, & other ephemera; two boxes of photo albums.

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In 2001, I was organizing with the campus Justice for Janitors campaign. One afternoon, I went home to Oceanside & expressed to my parents how enraged I was that the administration didn’t give a fuck about custodial workers. My father, a custodial worker, smiled. My mother gave me her blue bin, her history in many ways.

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If I leave the bin open for too long, what escapes?

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I heard you got the fever for the archive
I heard you got the fever for the archive
I heard you got the fever for the archive

So, hurry up & catalog that mess before it’s gone

07. August 2015 by Hason
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