Issue: Archives and Archivists: Dust and Paper
Convener(s): Laura Hayes
Participants: Hugh, David Cottis, Dolser Phillips
Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations:
Various stories relating to visiting archives. The bureaucracy attached and the possibilities for physical comedy relating to archives – white gloves (you have to wear them, sliding ladders/bookshelves.
Particularly liked story about not being able to access certain part of archives because currently dangerous. That paper could become dangerous.
The physical qualities – dusty maps, old papers and the lives contained within them ready to burn out.
Mined lots of fantastic ideas for a possible play which I’m not going to write specifically here because I don’t want anyone to nick them!