Robinson-Sweet, Anna. “The Abolitionist Archive: A Jailbreak of the Imagination.” White Paper. (July 2023).

Reciprocity in Research Records Collaborative (Jennifer Douglas; June Chow, Rachael Bradshaw, Samip Mallick, Nivetha (Niv) Karthikeyan, Bergis Jules, Gabriel Solis, Jane Field, Morris (Dino) Robinson, Patrisia Gonzales, Kathryn (Kat) Rodriguez, Joel A. Saldaña Perez, Anna Robinson-Sweet, Michelle Caswell), “’Come Correct or Don’t Come at All’: Building More Equitable Relationships Between Archival Studies Scholars and Community Archives.” White Paper. (December 2021).

Caswell, Michelle. “The Impact of Paid Internships at Community Archives for MLIS Students: A White Paper Reporting on the UCLA Community Archives Lab/ Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Internship Program,” (August 2021):

Caswell, Michelle. Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work. (London: Routledge, 2021).

Brilmyer, Gracen; Gabiola, Joyce; Zavala, Jimmy; and Caswell, Michelle. “Reciprocal Archival Imaginaries: The Shifting Boundaries of ‘Community’ in Community Archives,” Archivaria 88 (2019): 6-48.

Caswell, Michelle. “Affective Bonds: What Community Archives Can Teach Mainstream Institutions,” In Bastian, Jeannette and Flinn, Andrew, Eds. Community Archives, Community Spaces: Heritage, Memory and Identity, (London: Facet, 2020).

Caswell, Michelle; Gabiola, Joyce; Brilmyer, Gracen; Zavala, Jimmy. “‘Carry It Forward’: Community-Based Conceptualizations of Accountability,” In Elizabeth Yakel and Jeannette Bastian, Eds. Defining a Discipline: Essays in Honor of Richard Cox,(Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2020).

Tai, Jessica; Gabiola, Joyce; Zavala, Jimmy;  Brilymer, Gracen; and Caswell, Michelle. “Summoning the Ghosts: Records as Agents.” Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies 6 (2019): 

Mallick, Samip and Caswell, Michelle. “Against Precarity: Towards a Community-Based Notion of Fiscal Sustainability.” Sustainable Futures Project:

Caswell, Michelle and Jules, Bergis. “Integrating Community Archives into a National Digital Platform: Challenges, Opportunities and Recommendations.” White Paper, Diversifying the Digital Consortium  (January 2018):

Cifor, Marika; Caswell, Michelle; Migoni, Alda Allina; and Geraci, Noah. “’What We Do Crosses Over to Activism’: The Politics and Practice of Community Archives.” The Public Historian 40 no. 2 (May 2018): 69-95.

Caswell, Michelle; Gabiola, Joyce; Brilmyer, Gracen;  Zavala, Jimmy; and Cifor, Marika. “Imagining Transformative Spaces: The Personal-Political Sites of Community Archives,” Archival Science 18 (2018): 73-93.

Gabiola, Joyce and Caswell, Michelle. “‘Are You a Spy?’: Methodological Challenges to Studying Community Archives,” Society of American Archivists Research Forum Proceedings 2017.

Zavala, Jimmy;  Migoni, Alda Allina; Cifor, Marika; Geraci, Noah; and  Caswell, Michelle. “‘A Process Where We’re All at the Table’: Community Archives Challenging Dominant Modes of Archival Practice,Archives and Manuscripts 2017.

Caswell, Michelle; Migoni,Alda Allina; Geraci, Noah; and Cifor, Marika. “’To Be Able to Imagine Otherwise’: Community Archives and the Importance of Representation,Archives and Records 38 no. 1 (2016) (special issue on public history): 1-20.

Caswell, Michelle; Cifor, Marika; and Ramirez, Mario H. “’To Suddenly Discover Yourself Existing’: Uncovering the Affective Impact of Community Archives,The American Archivist 79 (Spring/ Summer 2016): 56-81. Winner, Fellows Ernst Posner Award, Society of American Archivists.