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Part of the ongoing conversation in advocating for access to diverse ranges of information which helps support further research into critical topics in the 21st century.  As discussed in this episode with Access Services Librarian Joel Atkinson of the Homer Babbidge Library at UConn’s Storrs campus, the library operates as a cornerstone in society and often a place of refuge from the bombardment of information in digital space.  Like archives, libraries function to select, support and make accessible collections that have been included because of their contributions to history, culture and science, or the “pebble” in the rushing river of information.

 

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O Superman – Laurie Anderson

John Fahey – The Return of the Repressed

The Go-Betweens – Bye Bye Pride

 

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About The Author

Graham Stinnett

Graham is an Archivist overseeing the Human Rights and Alternative Press Collections at the UConn Library, Archives & Special Collections. His work focuses on the archivist as activist and expanding access to archives for a diverse audience. His personal interests deal with settler colonialism in antebellum Kansas Territory and Civil War memory.

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