Finding Fireweed

Presented at the Collections Thinking conference 14 June 2018, Concordia University.

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This paper looked at early issues of Fireweed: A Women’s Literary and Cultural Journal as a way into thinking about collecting and collection practices on two registers: Part 1, addressed the magazine as a medium for collecting material in a particular temporal moment, and Part 2, discussed the subsequent act of indexing, or gathering the metadata for the magazine, as another instance of collecting, with a disjunctive temporal relationship to past technologies and organizing practices.

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