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The Librarian Seeks Diverse Archivists & Storytellers: PBS Newshour

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Recently, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden spoke with Ivette Feliciano on the PBS Newshour about the “Of the People, Widening the Path” initiative, supported by a $15 million investment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Image of Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, interviewed in the PBS Newshour, April 10, 2021
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, interviewed on the PBS Newshour, April 10, 2021.

The Librarian noted, “This grant will allow us to work with communities to think about what will a historian one hundred years from now, what do we need to start collecting now to make sure that they get the full story? We hope that more people will get excited about the fact that they can make history and look at history that we already collected in a different way — to delve into collections, learn archival methods and be the future researchers and documentarians.”

You can watch the full interview, featuring comments from other archivists and specialists, and read the transcript on the PBS Newshour site.

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