Each undergraduate scholar has contributed personal blogs exploring his or her positionality as researcher who is experiencing the archive. Here students consider the structure, materiality and emotions encountered as they sifted through the archives. Since this aspect of the historians’ work is often ignored, students thought it relevant to give due credit to how the archive affected them and vice versa. The blogs were a place for reflection as students hit roadblocks or experienced what historians often refer to as the ‘archive moments,’ namely, that moment when one opens that folder and a document appears that just pulls all the work together or simply makes one’s day the most exciting. The blogs can be found on the sidebar of this page.