Allen Ginsberg and the Power of Archives

I recently read this article about the Allen Ginsberg collection at Stanford, which I saw on Twitter, and was really struck by several things about it. The first was the description of how thinking about his personal collection inspired Ginsberg himself to become more interested in photography: Morgan, [Ginsberg’s personal archivist] who spent 20 years cataloging […]

Describing Queer Mathematicians

Just in time for Pride month, I spent most of June processing the collections of two (probably) lesbian mathematicians.  I really enjoy my job at the Archives of American Mathematics, which collects the papers of mathematicians and mathematics organizations, and over the past year, I have developed a real affection for the world of mathematics.  […]