Late last year, I read Frank J. Boles’ now-published “To Everything There Is a Season.” What an aphorism to deploy in the midst of global climate change.
Stunned by the article’s contents, I penned a letter to the editor of American Archivist, Cal Lee. The letter was selected for publication in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of the journal.
My letter aims to glean something useful from an article which, at least on its surface, contributes little to the scholarship of our field. I recognize it’s not the line-by-line critique or burning condemnation some might desire, but I hope readers will be open to parallel conversations: one continuing to critique Boles’ article and the politics it espouses, and one asking what anxieties we have in common with Boles which might go unexplored.