Itinerant Archivists’ first day in Cuenca, Ecuador

Wednesday, September 30 On Wednesday morning, our group departed from Café Cultura for the UIO airport. After a surprisingly hassle-free check in, our flight touched down in the UNESCO World Heritage site of “Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca,” commonly known as Cuenca. An important Cañari settlement subsumed by the Incan empire in… Read More Itinerant Archivists’ first day in Cuenca, Ecuador

Sharing professional experiences between the U.S. and Ecuador

Day 2 (September 29, 2015): International Archives Conference, PUCE Tuesday brought the first marquee event of the Itinerant Archivists’ sojourn in Ecuador: the inaugural conference of the Ciclo Internacional de Conferencias called “Archivos históricos y la valoración de las fuentes documentales” (“Historical Archives and the Valuation of Documentary Sources”) held at the Pontificia Universidad Católica… Read More Sharing professional experiences between the U.S. and Ecuador

Connecting with our colleagues, connecting with collections

Day 1 (September 28, 2015): Repository Visits The story begins as eight US archivists arrived one chilly evening to the capital city of Quito, Ecuador. Located high up in the clouds at nearly 9.500 feet in the heart of the Andes mountains, we had little time to acclimate to the altitude before diving right into… Read More Connecting with our colleagues, connecting with collections

About Us

Founded in 2014 by three 2014 ALI cohorts, Itinerant Archivist s a grassroots, self-funded effort by U.S.-based archivists to engage and build international awareness and service orientation through travel, service projects, and bilateral exchange of expertise. Natalie Baur, Christian Kelleher, and Francine Snyder met the summer of 2014 at Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) and discovered… Read More About Us