Exploring the Institute's Archives

Clifford Geertz once quipped: “It is difficult to see what is always there. Whoever discovered water, it was not a fish.” In the same way, seeing familiar environments can prove challenging. Those of us who live our lives in a given space become accustomed to the landscapes around us. In this talk, Archivist Caitlin Rizzo will consider the Institute’s cultural history from a new perspective. Rizzo will reflect on how examining the “living archive” of the land the Institute occupies can offer us new insights into the Institute’s storied history. 



Archivist for the Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center


Caitlin Rizzo