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About Carrie Daniels

My research interests are focused in three main areas: providing access to primary source materials; questions of community, belonging and engagement in the archives; and more broadly-based library management questions. My most recent work, which I’ve pursued with colleagues Heather Fox, Sarah-Jane Poindexter and Elizabeth Reilly, has focused on the development and growth of the Louisville Underground Music Archives (LUMA) project, which seeks to document Louisville’s rock/indie/hardcore/punk music scene from the 1970s forward. This project has raised interesting questions about the definitions of and boundaries around communities: does an archivist cease to be a legitimate member of an underground community when she goes to work for a large academic institution? Can representatives of a community-focused institution really be a member of the community they mean to support?


Present University Archivist and Director, University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Margaret Cross Norton Award, Midwest Archives Conference, 2013


20012003 MSLIS, Simmons College ‐ Graduate School of Library and Information Science
19951997 EdM, Harvard University Graduate School of Education ‐ Admininstration, Planning and Social Policy