Janine St. Germain, the American archivist, recently launched a world-class blog, CubicFootnotes.com. Her new media venture is an extraordinary treasure trove of stories and insights into collections only an archivist of St. Germain’s standing and experience could produce.
Cubic Footnotes premieres with a variety of conversations with fellow archivists, artists, fans and frequent users of archives, as well as a few individuals whose life work was preserved in archival collections.
St. Germain’s first blog produces a palpable sense of experiencing a variety of voices when the first “untouched” box is cracked open. Some posts are quiet, some are edgy and hold new insights to notoriety.
Janine’s most recent archival projects include Vassar College, Papers of Dr. Antonio Marquez, Adelaide deMenil, Papers of Edmund Snow Carpenter, Association of Cultural Equity, and Papers of Elizabeth Lomax Sturz.
Her extensive body of work includes the documentation of Frederick Law Olmsted’s designs of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and the performance work of theater artist Robert Wilson. Janine’s work also includes artist archives of Robert Kushner, Christopher Knowles, Henry Darger and Nancy Holt and a variety of corporate archives ranging from Colgate-Palmolive and Campbell’s Soup.
Janine’s extensive portfolio also includes the personal archives of legendary Americans, including NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Debbie Harry.
I am pleased to add Janine to my annual list of REMARKABLE PEOPLE (2015).
It is my great pleasure to recommend Cubic Footnotes, by Janine St. Germain.
Learn more: www.cubicfootnotes.com