Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Algoma University
Website URL
public history, residential schools, community archives, access, Indigenous archives, colonial archives,
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Personal Info

About Me

Krista McCracken (She/They) is a public history professional and archivist.  She works as an Archives Supervisor at Algoma University’s Arthur A. Wishart Library and Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, in Baawating (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Métis people.  Krista’s research interests include community archives, residential schools, access, and outreach.

She is an editor of the popular Canadian history website Krista also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Public History  and is a member of the Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives – Response to the Report on the Truth and Reconciliation Task Force.

Recent Publications

Archival Photographs in Perspective: Indian Residential School Images of Health.” Special Issue on Health and Physical Culture in Canadian Residential Schools in British Journal of Canadian Studies 30, no. 2 (2017): 163-182.

“Community Archival Practice: Indigenous Grassroots Collaboration at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.” The American Archivist78, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2015): 181-191.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Museums, Public History