This article examines archival research as a generative community literacy practice. Through the example of a community-based project centered on archival research, I examine the increased possibility the archives hold as a site for rhetorical invention based on collaboration that includes contemporary community members and the recovered rhetoric of historical figures. I argue that archival research as community literacy practice creates conditions for a communal form of literacy sponsorship and offer a framework for approaching the archives.
Douglas, Whitney. “Looking Outward: Archival Research as Community Engagement.” Community Literacy Journal, vol. 11, no. 2, 2017, pp. 30-42. doi:10.25148/clj.11.2.009132.