A Model of Collaborative Archival Documentary Storymaking

Faculty, staff and student collaborators presented their work on documentary and archival work at the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference, October 11-13, 2019. Docstorymaking faculty Kate Ranieri, Muhlenberg College special collections archivist Susan Falciani Maldonado, and Muhlenberg College Digital Cultures Media Technologist Anthony Dalton have been engaged in longterm collaborative research that brings together documentary storymaking, oral history gathering, and digital archival work. This ongoing project, The Muhlenberg Memories Project, engages students deeply in community-based documentary and digital scholarly practices as they pursue coursework and independent research.  Students Emily Robinson and Haley Hnatuk, both of Muhlenberg College, attended BUDSC as co-presenters, representing their own experiences as learners, independent researchers, and multimodal media makers.

From the presentation abstract: 

The Collaborative Archival Storymaking Model grounds students in primary sources–historical materials and oral histories–empowering them to craft stories in a digital format that feels most expressive to both the student and the community


The project website is available here: http://www.allentownband.trexlerworks.muhlenberg.edu/