Lindsay Mattock, Ph.D.
Professor Mattock teaches courses within the Special Collections Certificate including SLIS:6350: Archives: Theory and Practice. Her courses blend theory and practice, offering students opportunities to work with archival collections from local institutions. Past projects have included collaborations with public libraries in Mason City, Webster City, and Keokuk, Iowa, where students worked to digitize archival collections and design digital platforms for local communities to access historical materials.
Her research focuses on the archival practices of non-institutional archival spaces, such as media collectives and community archives. Her ongoing digital project, Mapping the Independent Media Community builds from archival resources and traces the historical social networks emerging between independent film and video makers, distributors, media arts centers, and cultural heritage institutions. This project seeks to understand how the historical conditions of the independent and avant-garde have influenced contemporary archival praxis.