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Writing 001 (Elkins)

Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives


Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN)

In this course, you will be using the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives to develop your own personal literacy narrative and as a place for finding information that may help you form your own personal philosophy about writing and language.


1. So what is an archive? 

2. Based on those defintions, does DALN have the characteristics of an archive?  Explain your thoughts.

3. Read the following short essay.  Does the DALN fall into one of the three categories mentioned? Does it influence your answer to #2?

Archives (Encyclopedia of Life Writing accessed through CREDO)

Iuso, Anna. "Archives." Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms. Ed. Margaretta Jolly. London: Routledge, 2001. Credo Reference. Web. 28 Aug 2015.


Archive of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation

video archive photo

by DRS Kulturavsprojekt (flickr)