Archives After Dark 2019: Unleashed Creativity
Our publication, Archives After Dark 2019: Unleashed Creativity, is now online: https://tinyurl.com/EKU-AAD-BOOK19!
Contributors include: Darian Bianco, Jessica Brandenburg, Maja Bursac, Abigail Byrd, Makenzie Davis, Emily Faith, Paige Freeman, J. Thomas Hudson, Eden Lewis, Arthur Martin, Meghan McKinney, Anastasia Pierce, Caitlyn Rahschulte, Ciara Sandefur, and H. Michael Shultz Jr.
One Archives Item - One Creative Product - One Great Night
Imagine fifteen 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 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 2019: Unleashed Creativity is the culmination of a competitive application process, a special preview night after which each participant selected an inspirational artifact, several weeks of research and preparation, and the night of creativity in the John Grant Crabbe Main Library on January 25.
Representing a variety of time periods between 1823 and 1970, the historical items chosen include photographs, correspondence, documents, objects, and ephemeral materials. By the end of the night, every student had unleashed their creativity to develop unique pieces that reflect their own personal style. The resulting products included short stories, poetry, a diary entry, a dialectic, a series of letters, a painting, and a piece of embroidery.
Published 16 April 2019