It is incredibly difficult to encapsulate the experience of interning at the Genocide Archive of Rwanda (GAR) in a few short paragraphs. My time there was the culmination of all the work I did in my first year as a MIAS student and has influenced much of the work I have done as a second year student. Presented here are three documents that cover various aspects of the experience. The first is my official report to CAIDP, the MIAS program’s governing committee, which details my activities in Rwanda, the challenges I faced and how my perspective has been changed by the experience. The second document is a paper written for IS431 American Archives and Manuscripts that closely analyzes the mass digitization project being undertaken by the GAR. The final document is the blog I kept while living and working in Rwanda, which offers insight into my day-to-day life there.
Photo Caption: Stacks of MiniDV tapes at the archive of Rwanda’s national television station.