Libby Coyner shares her archivist roots, tracing her vocation to childhood visits to Cold Comfort Farm, a family homestead characterized by screened porch firefly shows and whiskey in the knitting basket, where she unearthed letters between her grandparents and began recognizing the value of old papers. Coyner goes on to talk about fulfilling Portland stereotypes, tattoos as personal archives, and rescuing every cat. Her life then takes an unexpected turn with a cancer diagnosis at the age of 35.
Libby is an archivist in Belk Library, joining the staff there in June 2016.
This talk was given as part of the Numen Lumen series at Elon University on 2018-11-29