Kathleen Garay

McMaster University

Kathleen Garay teaches in the Arts and Science Program and is an adjunct member of the Department of History at McMaster University.

  • Archival Narratives for Canada

    Re-Telling Stories in a Changing Landscape

    Edited by Kathleen Garay and Christl Verduyn     September 2011

    Every nation has stories that help to define the country and its people. Focusing on widely varied written sources, Archival Narratives for Canada is an examination of the stories that have defined Canada. Professional archivists, scholars and other researchers working with archives – from the local and regional to national and international – explore the changing landscape of archival resources in Canada and in particular the role of archives in shaping the country’s narratives. They examine, among other topics, the politics of archiving, the process of archival documentation, the particular challenges of small and regional collections, the role of new technologies and digitization, and new conceptualizations of the archive. This collection also includes a variety of case studies which demonstrate the value of archival research, both traditional and assisted by digital resources and search engines, in reconstructing Canadian texts and authors from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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