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Table of Contents for
Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace: Explorations in Women’s Archives, edited by Linda M. Morra and Jessica Schagerl

Introduction: No Archive is Neutral | Linda M. Morra and Jessica Schagerl

I. Reorientations

Of Mini-Ships and Archives | Daphne Marlatt

Finding Indian Maidens on eBay: Tales of the Alternative Archive (and More Tales of White Commodity Culture) | Cecily Devereux

“Faster Than a Speeding Thought”: Lemon Hound’s Archive Unleashed | Karis Shearer and Jessica Schagerl

“I remember…I was wearing leather pants”: Archiving the Repertoire of Feminist Cabaret in Canada | T.L. Cowan

“In the hope of making a connection”: (Re)Reading Archival Bodies, Responses, and Love in Marian Engel’s Bear and Alice Munro’s “Meneseteung” | Catherine Bates

An Archive of Complicity: Ethically (Re)Reading the Documentaries of Nelofer Pazira | Hannah McGregor

Psyche and Her Helpers, under Cloud Cover | Penn Kemp

II. Restrictions

Archival Matters | Sally Clark

Keeping the Archive Door Open: Writing about Florence Carlyle | Susan Butlin

The Oral, the Archive, and Ethics: Canadian Women Writers Telling It | Andrea Beverley

Halted by the Archive: The Impact of Excessive Archival Restrictions on Scholars | Ruth Panofsky and Michael Moir

Personal Ethics: Being an Archivist of Writers | Catherine Hobbs

Invisibility Exhibit: The Limits of Library and Archives Canada’s “Multicultural Mandate” | Karina Vernon

III. Responsibilities

Rat in the Box: Thoughts on Archiving My Stuff | Susan McMaster

Letters to the Woman’s Page Editor: Francis Marion Beynon’s “The Country Homemakers” and a Public Culture for Women | Katja Thieme

Archival Adventures with L.M. Montgomery; or, “As Long as the Leaves Hold Together” | Vanessa Brown and Benjamin Lefebvre

The Quality of the Carpet: A Consideration of Anecdotes in Researching Women’s Lives | Linda M. Morra

“I want my story told”: The Sheila Watson Archive, the Reader, and the Search for Voice | Paul Tiessen

“You can do with all this rambling whatever you want”: Scrutinizing Ethics in the Alzheimer’s Archives | Kathleen Venema

Locking Up Letters | Julia Creet

Afterword | Janice Fiamengo

Contributors

Index