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Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives

The Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives (DALN) is a publicly available archive of personal literacy narratives in a variety of formats (text, video, audio) that together provide a historical record of the literacy practices and values of contributors, as those practices and values change.

The DALN was founded by Cynthia Selfe and Louis Ulman and serves to document the diverse literacy practices of individuals in the United States. The Center for Writing Studies is a contributing partner to the archive.

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