The Keepers

The Keepers: a new Kitchen Sisters series on NPR’s Morning Edition and The Kitchen Sisters Present… podcast

The Kitchen Sisters are embarking on a new NPR and podcast series, The Keepers — stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians. Keepers of the culture and the cultures and collections they keep. Guardians of history, large and small, protectors of the free flow of information and ideas, eccentric individuals who take it upon themselves to preserve some part of our cultural heritage.

Keeper of the Day / A Call for Collaboration

The Kitchen Sisters invite you to create The Keepers with us. Along with the NPR stories and podcast, the project includes a year-long daily feature called Keeper of the Day—short stories and imagery for social media and the web highlighting groundbreaking archivists, community keepers and passionate collectors through photographs, graphics, short videos, recordings, powerful quotes and vignettes. #KeeperoftheDay will draw on a vast array of intriguing archiving communities, large and small, across the globe.

Tell us. What do you keep? And why? Who are keepers we need to know about? Who is protecting, collecting and preserving in your world? We’re looking for stories, images, ideas and recordings.

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Mystery photograph attributed to M. Peterka ca. 1940. Perhaps from the Giant Library of Prague Castle.

Press about The Keepers

How podcasts are being used by journalists and how they are changing journalism from the Los Angeles Times

Davia Nelson And Roman Mars On Podcasting, ‘Radiotopia Live’ on WABE

The Keepers: Davia Nelson talks about The Kitchen Sisters’ ambitious new series on KALW