Archives After Dark 2018: Inspired by the Past

Archives After Dark

Take a look at our publication, Archives After Dark 2018: Inspired by the Past, which is now available online at
Contributors include: Darian Bianco, Caleb Jordan Burchett, Abigail Byrd, Jacquee Cantrell, Erick Collings, Jordan Connelly, Emma Garness, Wendy Elizabeth Gowins, J. Thomas Hudson, Caroline Ketron, and Josey Owens.

One Archives Item - One Creative Product - One Great Night
Imagine eleven Eastern Kentucky University students with the opportunity to spend a night in the library to develop and polish their own creative work based on historical items housed in Special Collections and Archives. Combine that with the fabulous space and student consultants of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, and you’ve got Archives After Dark, a celebration of archival collections and the creative process of telling the stories inspired by archives items.
Archives After Dark 2018: Inspired by the Past is the culmination of a competitive application process, the selection of an inspirational artifact by each participant, several weeks of research and preparation, and the night of creativity in the John Grant Crabbe Main Library on January 26.
Representing a variety of time periods between 1825 and 1998, the historical items chosen include photographs, correspondence, objects, and ephemeral materials. The resulting products range from short stories, including one with graphics, to artwork, a poem, and a play. All of them are unique works that showcase the ingenuity of these talented individuals.
Published 14 April 2018