Making the Connection

March 12, 2009

Documents of the Archive

I think that everyone in this research group has had or will have a moment when what we are studying changes from a classroom and textbook experience to a real-life endeavor with visible results. In a trip to Alcalá de Henares, initially exciting for both a highly anticipated hour of shopping as well as for our historical memory research, I experienced this moment when I realized the connection between our studies at William and Mary and our first hand experience here in Madrid. In the “Archive of Popular Culture & Oral History” at the University of Alcalá de Henares, Professor Antonio Castillo, researcher Verónica Sierra, and archive librarian Carmen Serrano showed us documents from their amazing collection.

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